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Thomas Passananti (University of Chicago, 2001) is an historian of Mexico and Latin America, with a research focus on the region’s international and economic history. He offers undergraduate and graduate courses in those areas, as well as in the history of the global economy. His research and publications have centered on globalization in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Mexico. Because of his interest in Mexico’s international history, he has explored the goals and activities of actors at each node in the international chain of relations, doing archival work in Mexico, the United States, England, France, Germany, Holland, and Italy. Among his recent publications are: "Financial Conflict and Cooperation in the Belle Epoque: German Banks in Late Porfirian Mexico, 1889-1910" in México y la Economía Atlántica, Siglos XVIII-XX (Mexico, 2006); “Nada de Papeluchos: Managing Globalization in Early Porfirian Mexico” Latin American Research Review Vol.42, No. 3 (October 2007); “Dynamizing the Economy in a façon irrégulière: A New Look at Financial Politics in Porfirian México,” Mexican Studies, Estudios Mexicanos, Volume 24, No. 1, (Winter 2008); “The Politics of Silver and Gold in an age of Globalization: Mexico’s Monetary Reform of 1905,” América Latina en la Historia Económica. Revista de Investigación Num. 29 (Enero-Junio 2008); and “Un Conflicto Soterrado: La política económica del reconocimiento de la deuda externa de México en los 1880s,” Debates sobre Política Económica en México siglos XIX y XX , UNAM (expected March 2008), He is revising for publication his manuscript, “Managing Globalization: The Politics of Banking, Finance, and Money in Porfirian México.” In addition, he is editing the memoirs of a foreign banker in the earlier Porfiriato and completing several comparative essays, one on the activities and results of French bankers in Mexico, Italy, and Russia, another on banking crises in Mexico and Spain, and a third on different government approaches to free markets in the banking sector in Mexico and Brazil.