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Michael Matthews presents at the 58th annual Conference of the Rocky Mountain Council of Latin American Studies

Assistant professor Michael Matthews presented at the 58th annual Rocky Mountain Council of Latin American Studies in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Assistant professor Michael Matthews

His paper, "Festivals of Progress: The Railway Ceremony in Porfirian Mexico," investigates how government officials used railway inaugurations as a means to promote new, modern values that corresponded to a liberal, capitalistic, and civilized country as well as to promote a sense of national unity and identity.

He also served as Chair and Commentator for the panel "Verse, Identity, and Power: Exploring the Role of Music, Poetry, and Print in Modern Mexico."


Michael Matthews,
4/19/2011 11:03 AM