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Andrew Konove, Assistant Professor of History, received his B.A. in History from Haverford College and his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in History from Yale University, where he also received a Graduate Certificate of Concentration in Latin American Studies. His research focuses on the political, social, and economic history of Mexico in the late colonial and early national periods. His current book project, “Black Market City: Shadow Economies and Popular Politics in Mexico City’s Baratillo Marketplace,” traces the history of Mexico City’s infamous thieves market from the seventeenth century to the twentieth.  The project is based on his Ph.D. dissertation, which was awarded Yale University’s John Addison Porter Prize in 2013.  In 2015, the journal The Americas will publish his article, “On the Cheap: The Baratillo Marketplace and the Shadow Economy of Eighteenth-Century Mexico City.” Dr. Konove’s work has also appeared online in the foreign policy journal The National Interest.  His second project expands his research focus beyond Mexico to examine the history of informal coins, called tlacos, which circulated in regions across Spanish America in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.


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