Nathaniel Morris

Nathaniel Morris holds a doctorate in history from Oxford
University, and is currently a Research Fellow at University College
London. He specializes in the history of modern Mexico and Central
America, with a particular focus on the relations between indigenous
communities and the state. He is especially interested in exploring
how the interactions between communal militias, non-state actors
(whether bandits, drug cartels or revolutionary guerrillas), and
different government institutions, have helped to shape both the
Mexican nation-state, and the diverse ethno-cultural and
socio-political identities of its inhabitants. He has published on
indigenous participation in the Mexican and Nicaraguan Revolutions, on
the ritual politics of the Cora Indians, and on the roots of the
regional drug trade. He is currently researching the rise of
indigenous vigilante groups in the context of Mexico’s ongoing 'Drug
War,' and the ties of history, memory, space and culture that link
them to indigenous militias that played key roles in the War of Reform
(1857-61), and the Mexican Revolution (1910-1940).

Twitter: @morrisinmexico

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