Raymond Craib, Cornell University

Associate Professor Ithaca, New York rbc23@cornell.edu

Bio/Research

My research and teaching interests are eclectic although focused primarily on the modern histories of Mexico and Chile. My first book, Cartographic Mexico: A History of State Fixations and Fugitive Landscapes (Duke, 2004), examined the cartographic routines (exploration, surveying, and mapping) t...

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Bio/Research

My research and teaching interests are eclectic although focused primarily on the modern histories of Mexico and Chile. My first book, Cartographic Mexico: A History of State Fixations and Fugitive Landscapes (Duke, 2004), examined the cartographic routines (exploration, surveying, and mapping) that helped forge the Mexican state in the 19th and 20th centuries. The book is part of a broader interest I have in geography, the history of cartography, and spatial theory more generally. I continue to pursue these interests in my teaching and in a short book project on history, geography and obsessions with the 'route' of Cortes by 19th and 20th century writers and travelers.

My second book, The Cry of the Renegade, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. Taking the 1920 death of the young poet Jose Domingo Gomez Rojas as its aperture, the book looks at the remarkable bonds of solidarity forged among workers, students, and worker-intellectuals in the late 1910s and government efforts to break them. The project reflects my interests more broadly in the histories of anarchism and literature. These interests are reflected also in a recent collection I co-edited with Barry Maxwell (Comparative Literature): No Gods No Masters No Peripheries: Global Anarchisms (PM Press, 2015).


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