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Moramay Lopez Alonso
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of History
 
e-mail:moramay@rice.edu
 
  • Ph.D. Economic History of Latin America (2000) Stanford University, California
 
Primary Department
   Department of History
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Department Affiliations
 
  • School of Humanities
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    Research Areas
     economic history, anthropometric history, social science history
     
    Teaching Areas
     Modern Latin America, Modern Mexico, Economic History
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    Moramay López-Alonso Roberto Vélez Grajales ""Measuring Inequality in Living Standards with Anthropometric indicators: The Case of Mexico, 1850-1986"." Journal of Development and Human Capabilities, 16: 374-396.


    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19452829.2015.1044820
     
     

     Physical stature of men in eighteenth century Mexico:
    Evidence from Puebla, Economics and Human Biology 9 (2011) 265–271

     
     Articles
     

    “A Historical Perspective of Economic Development on the Northern Mexico Border” Working paper part of the Border Program at the James Baker III Institute for Public Policy, October 2010.

     
     Books
     

    Moramay López-Alonso "Estar a la altura. Una historia de los niveles de vida en México, 1850-1950.."  (2015) : 308.

     
     

    Measuring Up: A History of Living Standards in Mexico, 1850-1950

     
     Book chapters
     

    Moramay López-Alonso "Economics and Human Biology in Latin America." Oxford Handbook of Economics and Human BiologySubmitted

     
     

    “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching the History of the Western Hemisphere” book chapter in Teaching and Studying the Americas: Cultural Influences from Colonialism to the Present, edited by Anthony B. Pinn, Caroline F. Levander and Michael O. Emerson with Palgrave Macmillan 2010.

     
     

    “Paradoxes of Growth: The Standards of Living of the Mexican Working Class, 1850-1950” in Living Standards in Latin American History: Height, Welfare, and Development, 1750-2000, edited by Ricardo D. Salvatore, John H. Coatsworth and Amílcar E. Challú, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, 2010.

     
     Book reviews
     

    Moramay López-Alonso "Gender and Welfare in Mexico: The Consolidation of a Postrevolutionary State. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011 by Nichole Sanders in American Historical Review 120 (5): 1941-1942, (December, 2015)." American Historical Review, 120(5) (2015) : 1941-1942.

     
     

    Moramay López-Alonso "Aurora Gómez-Galvarriato, Industry and Revolution: Social and Economic Change in the Orizaba Valley, Mexico. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013. vi + 362 pp. $50 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-674-07272-5. Published by EH.NET (May 2014) ." 

     
     

    Historia económica general de México: De la Colonia a nuestros días. Edited by Sandra Kuntz-
    Ficker, México, D.F.: El Colegio de México: Secretaría de Economía: Comisión Organizadora
    de las Celebraciones del Bicentenraio, 2010. Pp.834. $39, cloth. in Journal of Economic History

     
    Presentations
     Conference Paper
     

    "“Biological Standards of Living in Eighteenth Century Mexico: An Anthropometric Approach” presented at the XVII World Economic History Congress, Kyoto Japan, August 2015.." XVII World Economic History Congress, Kyoto Japan. (August 5, 2015)

     
     

    "“Ejidos Urbanos: Derechos de propiedad, reforma agraria y crecimiento urbano

    en el periodo en el siglo XX”." Seminario Internacional de Historia Agraria, organized by UNAM and UAM, , Mexico City. (April 2014)

     
     

    "“Ejidos Urbanos: Derechos de propiedad, reforma agraria y crecimiento urbano

    en el periodo en el siglo XX”." IV Congreso Latinoamericano d eHistoria Económica, Bogotá, Colombia. (July 2014)

     
     

    "“Reforma agraria en México, ¿ejemplo para América Latina?." Presented at the XIV Reunión Internacional de Historiadores de México, Chicago, ILL. (September 2014)

     
     

    "“What Human Heights Can Explain about the Evolution of Living Standards and Inequality in Latin America: the Case of Mexico 1850-1986”  ." World Bank, IDB, ECLAC, Buenos Aires. (December 2014) With Vélez Grajales, Roberto

     
     Invited Talks
     

    “Measuring Up: a History of Living Standards in Mexico, 1850-1950” book presentation at the Seminario Permanente de Historia e Instituciones Económicas, organized by El Colegio de México, Mexico City, March 2013.

     

     
     Panelist
     

    “Biological Standards of Living in New Spain during the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century” presented at the Jornadas de Historia Económica, Mexico City, August 2013.

     
     

    “Ejidos Urbanos: Derechos de propiedad, reforma agraria y crecimiento urbano

    en el periodo en el siglo XX” presented at the Jornadas de Historia Económica, Mexico City, August 2013.

     
     

    "“Human Stature as a Measurement of Welfare in Latin America”." Latin American Studies Association Congress, San Francisco, California. (May 22-26)

     
     

    "“Measuring the Evolution of Living Standards, Economic Growth and Inequality in Mexico with Anthropometric Variables Over the Long Run”." Tercer Congreso Latin Americano de Historia Económica, San Carlosde Bariloche, Argentina. (October 23-27)

     
     

    "“Two Centuries of Mexican Economic History (1750-1950) and its Anthropometric Consequences” ." XVI World Economic History Association, Stellenbosch, South Africa. (July 9-13)

     
     

    "“Welfare Institutions in Mexican History: the Transition from Colonial Rule to a Secular Paternalist State”." XVI World Economic History Association, Stellenbosch, South Africa. (July 9-13)

     
     Seminar Speaker
     

    ""Los niveles de vida biológicos en la historia de la salud pública en México 1850-1950" Seminario Permanente de Historia Social y Cultural de la Salud Pública, Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas de la UNAM.." (November 27, 2015)

     
     

    "“Ejidos Urbanos: Derechos de propiedad, reforma agraria y crecimiento urbano

    en el periodo en el siglo XX." Seminario Permanente de Historia Social, organized by el El Colegio de México, (February 2014)

     
    Editorial Positions
     Member of the Editorial Board, América Latina en la Historia Económica. Instituto de Investigaciones José María Luis Mora. (2014 - 2015)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Marielle Schweickart, B.A. “The Evolution of Health Care Disparities in the Hispanic Population of Southern Texas throughout the twentieth century.” . (2012) (Thesis Director)

     LILIA ESTELA BAYARDO, PHD “Las dimensiones del consumo moderno en la ciudad de México, 1909-1970” . (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

     MONICA MELENDEZ, HISTORY “Remembering and Forgetting Salvador Allende: An Examination of Institutional Memories in Post-Authoritarian Chile.”. (2016) (Thesis Director)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Mexican History Book Prize, Conference on Latin American History (January 2014)