Jonathan Ablard

Professor and Latin American Studies Coordinator, History
Phone: 607-274-3558
Office: Muller Faculty Center 403, Ithaca, NY 14850
Speciality: Latin American History

I am a historian of Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition to teaching general surveys,  I also offer courses on public health, revolution and counterrevolution, literature and dictatorship, and commodities. ​

My book Madness in Buenos Aires: Patients, Psychiatrists, and the Argentine State, 1880-1983 was published in 2008. Since then, I have published articles on the history of military conscription in Argentina, obesity in Latin America, and many book reviews. My current projects include a history of conspiracy theories in Latin America and a transnational history of fraudulent advertising of quack medicine.   ​

Please email me at if you have questions!