Professor • Chair • Director of Graduate Studies
Women & Gender Studies

Education

Ph.D., Latin American History, University of Arizona, 1994
M.A., Latin American History, University of Arizona, 1989
B.A., Music History, Colorado College, 1981

Regional and Thematic Interests

Transnational/Comparative
Gender

Profile

Robert Buffington is an Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has done extensive work on the histories of crime and sexuality in Mexico and Latin America. His books include Criminal and Citizen in Modern Mexico (University of Nebraska Press, 2000), Reconstructing Criminality in Modern Latin America (co-edited with Carlos Aguirre), True Stories of Crime in Modern Mexico (co-edited with Pablo Piccato), Mexico: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Culture and History (co-written with  Don Coerver and Suzanne Pasztor), and Keen’s Latin American Civilization, 9th edition (co-edited with Lila Caimari). He is currently working on a book, A Sentimental Education for the Working Man: Mexico City 1900-1910, which will analyze the impact of modernity on working-class masculinities.

Selected Publications

2015 Buffington, Robert, A Sentimental Education for the Working Man: The Mexico City Penny Press, 1900-1910. Duke University Press.

2009 Buffington, Robert, and Pablo Piccato, eds. True Stories of Crime in Modern Mexico. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

2009 Buffington, Robert, and Lila Caimari. Keen’s Latin American Civilization. 9th ed. Boulder: Westview Press.

2004 Buffington, Robert, Don Coerver, and Suzanne Pasztor. Mexico: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Culture and History. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2004.

2001 Criminales y cuidadanos en el México moderno. México D.F., Buenos Aires: Siglo XXI Editores.