Jonathan Ablard

Jonathan Ablard

Professor and Latin American Studies Coordinator, Department of History
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences
Faculty, Graduate Study in Education
Faculty, Honors Program
Faculty, Women's and Gender Studies
Faculty, Latin American Studies

Specialty:Latin American History
Phone:(607) 274-3558
Office:403 Muller Faculty Center
Ithaca, NY 14850

I am a historian of Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition to teaching general surveys,  I also offer courses on public health, revolution and counterrevolution, literature and dictatorship, and commodities. ​


My book Madness in Buenos Aires: Patients, Psychiatrists, and the Argentine State, 1880-1983 was published in 2008. Since then, I have published articles on the history of military conscription in Argentina, obesity in Latin America, and many book reviews. My current projects include a history of conspiracy theories in Latin America and a transnational history of fraudulent advertising of quack medicine.   ​


Please email me at if you have questions!

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