Susan Gauss

Examines 19th and 20th century Latin American history, with a focus on state formation, nation-building and development in Mexico

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Susan Gauss

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Anthropology

Expertise:
19th and 20th century Latin America; Industrialism in Mexico; state-society relations and public policy; global commodities and consumption; gender in a global context; revolutions and social movements in Latin America

Campus phone: (518) 442-5345
Campus email: sgauss@albany.edu

Biography:

Susan Gauss researches and teaches about nineteenth and twentieth century Latin American history, with a focus on state formation, nation-building, and development in Mexico. As a scholar of social and political history, she explores the history of industry, commodities, consumption, labor, and gender.

Her first book, Made in Mexico: Regions, Nation, and the State in the Rise of Mexican Industrialism (Penn State University Press, 2010), examines the emergence of state-led industrialization in mid-twentieth century Mexico.

Currently she is working on a new book that examines the history of Mexican beer from the mid-19th century to the present. Her courses and seminars focus on modern Latin America, especially Mexico and South America.

She also teaches widely on comparative state-society relations and public policy; on global commodities and consumption; on gender in a global context; on revolutions and social movements in Latin America; and on the U.S. in Latin America.