Jaime M. Pensado

Jaime M. Pensado

Associate Professor

(574) 631-1538
469 Decio
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Time Period(s)
Political, Urban
Latin America

Jaime Pensado grew up in Mexico City. He received his BA and MA in Latin American Studies at California-State University, Los Angeles and earned his PhD in history at the University of Chicago in 2008. He taught at Lehigh University before coming to Notre Dame in Fall 2008, where he also serves as a Fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies  and as the Director of the Mexico Working Group.

Pensado’s main interests include modern Latin American history with a particular emphasis in student politics, youth culture, the Cold War, and the Global Sixties in Mexico. His publications have appeared in multiple edited volumes as well as in The Americas, Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, and the Sixties Journal.

Pensado is the author of Love & Despair: How Catholic Activism Shaped Politics and the Counterculture in Modern Mexico (University of California Press, forthcoming, June 2023) and Rebel Mexico. Student Unrest and Authoritarian Political Culture During the Long Sixties  (Stanford University Press, 2013), which received the 2014 “Mexico History Book Prize.”

With Enrique C. Ochoa, Pensado co-edited México  Beyond 1968: Revolutionaries, Radicals, and Repression during the Global Sixties and Subversive Seventies (University of Arizona Press, 2018).

Pensado is beginning a new research project that analyzes “Youth Activism in Latin America during the Global Sixties from the Perspective of Film.”