Emilio de Antuñano
Emilio de Antuñano is a historian of Latin American cities. He grew up in Mexico City, earned his PhD in History at the University of Chicago, and is currently an Assistant Professor at Trinity University, San Antonio. His first book, Informal Dis/Order: Revolution, Planning, and Informality in Mexico City, will study Mexico City’s so-called informal neighborhoods, examining how they were surveyed, mapped, and governed by state officials. Both as a system of governance based on the discretionary use of the law, and as a public problem construed by policymakers and scholars, informality carved the discursive and political arena where revolutionary claims to the city and urban modernization were negotiated. He has also conducted research on urban migration and the relationship between cities and expert knowledge. As a candidate for the Board of Directors, he looks forward to joining the Programming Committee (especially Dream Conversations and/or GUHP Emerging) and/or the GUHP Essay Prize Committee.