Katherine Fennell

Academic Year: 
From Yale
Exchange Partners: 
el Colegio de Mexico
Research Interest: 
The Memory of '68 And Organization of Institutional Leftist Opposition

Ms. Fennell will study the origins of the institutional left wing opposition in Mexico which emerged at the end of the 1980s, by tracing its connection to the 1968 student movement and the Tlatelolco Massacre. Through interviews and documentary research, she will show how the opposition emerged, how it related to other opposition groups and how it crystallized into the Patrido de la Revoluci n Democr tica (PRD). Ms. Fennell argues that the shared experience of 1968 was significant in the reorganization of the Left in 1988, both in that it gave the organizers know-how with respect to opposition action and in that it served as further fodder for discontent.