Samuel N. Harper Professor in History and the College
Social Sciences Research Building, room 506
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Program(s): Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies

Mauricio Tenorio's work focuses on the cultural and social history of Mexican urbanism, particularly of Mexico City. His book, I Speak of the City, connects the realms of literature, architecture, music, popular language, art, and public health to investigate the city in a variety of contexts: as a living history textbook, as an expression of the state, as a modernist capital, as a laboratory, and as language.


  • Mexico at World's Fairs:  Crafting a Modern Nation, Berkeley, The University of California Press, 1996.
  • Atilugio de la nación moderna.  México en las exposiciones universales, 1880-1930, Mexico City, Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1998. 
  • Argucias de la historia: Del Siglo XIX, América Latina y Cultura, Mexico City, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Editorial Paidós, 1999.
  • De cómo ignorar, Mexico City, Fondo de Cultura Económica,  2000.
  • El urbanista, Mexico City,  Fondo de Cultura Económica,  2004.
  • El Porfiriato: Una propuesta y un balance, written in collaboration with Aurora Gómez, Mexico City, Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2006.
  • Historia y Celebración, México y sus centenarios, Mexico City, Tusquets,  2009.
  • Historia y Celebración. América y sus centenarios, Barcelona, Tusquets, 2010.
  • Culturas y memoria, Mexico City, Tusquets, 2012.
  • “I Speak of the City”: Mexico City, 1880-1930, Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 2012.