Eileen Ford

College of Natural & Social Sciences
Department of History
Office Location: KH 4034
Phone: 3-2045 Email: [email protected]




I teach a wide variety of classes for both undergraduate and graduate students.  Topics include: Mexico, Historical Research and Writing, Historiography, Gender and Sexuality, Research Seminars, and Teacher Preparation courses (among others).


Professor Ford specializes in modern Mexico and transnational U.S. History.  Currently, she is working on a project on labor and leisure in early 20th century Southern California.  


Book: Childhood and Modernity in Cold War Mexico City (London: Bloomsbury Academic, United Kingdom, February 2018).

Chapter: “Insurgent Citizenships: Armed Rebellions and Everyday Acts of Resistance in the Global South” in World Histories from Below: Disruption and Dissent from 1750 to the Present, Antoinette Burton and Tony Ballantyne, editors.  (London: Bloomsbury Academic, United Kingdom, 2016).

Article, “Childhood and Modernity in Mexico City: Print Media and State Power during the ‘Mexican Miracle’” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth Vol. 9 no 1 (Winter 2016).

Digital Exhibit, co-curator, Fall 2020

         “The Ground Beneath Our Feet: One Hundred Years of Earthquakes in Los Angeles” Photography exhibit usingLos Angeles Times archives


Visit the Society for the History of Childhood and Youth webpage for an interview about my book:






Ph.D. in History, University of Illinois 



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