Faculty Expert Profile
- Assistant Professor
- Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Casey Lurtz is an assistant professor of History who focuses on questions of rural development, world markets, the environment, and economic ideas in the 19th century. She is primarily a historian of modern Latin America, with a focus on Mexico, but is also dedicated to exploring the region as an essential part of larger global histories.
Lurtz published her first book, "From the Grounds Up: Building an Export Economy in Southern Mexico," in 2019. Her ongoing research concerns larger conceptions of nature, land, and the economy in the 19th century.