Latin America, Political Economy
Christy Thornton is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Quincy Institute and Assistant Professor of Sociology and Latin American Studies at Johns Hopkins University. An expert in US-Latin American relations and Latin American political economy, she holds a PhD in History from New York University, as well as an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University. She has previously been a fellow at the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History at Harvard University, and was for five years the Executive Director of the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), a 50-year old research and advocacy organization. Her scholarship has been supported by the American Council on Learned Societies, the Social Science Research Council, the Mellon Foundation, the Institute for New Economic Thinking, the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations, the Conference on Latin American History, and the Harry S. Truman Foundation, among others. Her first book, Revolution in Development: Mexico and the Governance of the Global Economy, was published in 2021 by University of California Press. She makes regular media appearances and has published widely in outlets including in The New York Times’ “Room for Debate” and The Washington Post.