BA, Harvard College, 1982
MA, PhD, University of California, -Berkeley, 1986, 1993
John Lear’s research and teaching interests include Mexico, Chile, Cuba, post-independence Latin America, comparative labor and urban history, cultural politics, gender and social movements. Publications include Chile’s Free-Market Miracle: A Second Look (1995) and Workers, Neighbors and Citizens: Revolution in Mexico City (2001). His newest book is Picturing the Proletariat: Artists and Labor in Revolutionary Mexico, 1908 – 1940 (January 2017).
Wendy Call, PLU
Assistant Professor of English at Pacific Lutheran University. She is also an associated faculty member with the Environmental Studies and Native and Indigenous Studies Programs at PLU. Prior to joining PLU’s faculty in 2015, she worked for ten years in social justice organizations and for ten years as a freelance writer and editor in both Mexico and the U.S. She co-edited the anthology Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers’ Guide (Penguin, 2007), which is currently in its 21st printing. Her 2011 book, No Word for Welcome: The Mexican Village Faces the Global Economy, about Oaxaca’s Isthmus of Tehuantepec, won two national awards. Her work as a translator of Latin American indigenous poets has earned her fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fulbright Commission.