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Dr Benjamin Smith

Room: Room H338, third floor of the Humanities Building

Tel: 44 (0)24 76523422 (internal extension 23422)

Fax: 44 (0)24 76523437 (internal extension 23437)


Office hours: Mondays, 2-3, Tuesdays, 11-12

Twitter: @benjamintsmith7



Academic Profile

  • Reader of Latin American History, University of Warwick (2016-present)
  • Associate Professor of Latin American History, University of Warwick (2013-2016)
  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Mexican History, Michigan State University (2005-2012)
  • PhD in History, Cambridge University (2006)



"Don't you know this story about two fellows who were playing cards and one had two aces and the other fellow asks him. "What do you have?". "Two aces. And You?" "Two pistols." So he says. "Ok You Win".And that's the way the PRI is here. It's got pistols and anybody who objects, well he gets run over by a car”, Jesús Sánchez in Oscar Lewis, The Children of Sánchez, (New York: Vintage Books, 1963), p. 498.

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