Robert Franco


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20th Century Mexico

Curriculum Vitae


I am a historian of gender and sexuality specializing in modern Mexico. Overall, my research interests lie in the struggles and outcomes of the politicization of private life. My dissertation, "Revolution in the Sheets: The Sexual Politics and Intimate Practices of the Mexican Left," explores the issues of homophobia, heterosexism, and antagonism towards sexual politics in the Mexican Left during the twentieth century.

I graduated with a B.A. in History (summa cum laude and departmental honors) from the University of Pennsylvania. My primary advisor is Dr. Jocelyn Olcott.