Susan Gauss

Associate Professor
Department of History

Susan GaussSocial Science 145E
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Ph.D.   Stony Brook University, SUNY
M.A.   Tufts University
B.A.   Middlebury College


Research areas: Industrialization and development in modern Latin America; state formation, nation-building, and development in Mexico

As a scholar of social and political history, Professor Gauss 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 UP, 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 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.