Jessica Mack

Postgraduate Research Associate

Jessica Mack

Jessica is a historian of modern Latin America whose research focuses on intellectual life, urban transformation, and the public sphere in twentieth-century Mexico. She is a Postgraduate Research Associate in Princeton’s Department of History where she recently defended her dissertation, an urban history of Ciudad Universitaria, the midcentury campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). At the CDH, Jessica is working on a textual analysis project, “Tracking Intellectual Production in Mexico: UNAM Theses from 1929-1982," with support from a Latin American Digital Humanities Seed Grant. Using UNAM thesis data over this long arc, she will analyze intellectual change at Mexico’s largest university in order to shed light on the relationship between shifting national priorities and intellectual production. Jessica is also working on a digital mapping project of Ciudad Universitaria and the surrounding areas of Mexico City before, during and after the campus construction. She is a contributor to the Princeton & Slavery digital history project and has broad interest in public history and archival quandaries.