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Dr Randal Sheppard

Research Project: Clara Porset's Mexico



  • Cologne Centre for Area Studies
  • Godesberger Straße 10
  • 50968 Köln
  • Germany
  • Tel.: +49 - (0)221 - 470 5474
  • r.sheppard@uni-koeln.de

Research Interestes

  • Post-revolutionary Mexican history
  • History of exile in Mexico
  • History of architecture and design
  • Nationalism
  • State Formation
  • History of tourism



A Persistent Revolution: History, Nationalism, and Politics in Mexico since 1968, Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press, 2016


‘Mexico Goes to Disney World: Creating an Authentic Mexico for Walt Disney World's EPCOT Center’ Latin American Research Review, (Fall 2016)

‘Nationalism, Economic Crisis and “Realistic Revolution” in 1980s Mexico,’ Nations and Nationalism, vol. 17, no. 2 (July 2011), pp. 500-519

‘Media Bosses Still In Charge,’ The Age (Op-ed), 16 July 2012

Selected Conference Papers

Clara Porset and the Writing of a Political, Intellectual and Lived History of Interior Design in Post- Revolutionary Mexico,’ presented at Congreso Internacional de Americanistas, San Salvador, El Salvador (July 2015)

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2002-2006 Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) (Politics/Latin American Studies) at La Trobe University
  • 2007-2012 PhD (History) at La Trobe University
  • 2010-2013 Lecturer and Tutor at La Trobe University
  • From 2013 Postdoctoral researcher ERC-Project "Left-wing Exile in Mexico, 1934-60" at University of Cologne