Enrique C. Ochoa is Assistant Professor of History
and Associate Coordinator of the Latin American Studies Program.
He received his Ph.D. in Latin American History from UCLA in 1993.
He teaches courses on modern Mexican and Latin American History.
Ochoa's research focuses on social welfare policy in Latin American,
labor and economic history. He has edited and authored several works
including three volumes of the Statistical Abstract of Latin America,
Estado y agricultura en Mexico: Antecedentes de las reformas salinistas
(Mexico, 1994), and various articles on Latin American political
and economic history. His book Feeding Mexico: The Political Uses
of Food since 1910 will be published in 1999. His is currently enaged
in research on Mexico City's urban poor during the 1930s and 1940s
and on a socio-economic history of the tortilla industry in Mexico
City and Los Angeles. He also serves as a coordinating editor of
Latin American Perspectives.