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Visiting Doctoral Student Oscar Torres

Oscar Moises Torres Montufar has just arrived in Calgary to spend the semester a recipient of an Emerging Leaders of the Americas scholarship from the Canadian government. Oscar is a doctoral candidate in history at El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City, and he will be working on his doctoral thesis, “Chemists, Miners and Oilmen: The Mexican Sulphur Boom and Global Productive Processes in the Isthsmus of Veracruz, Mexico, 1954-1969,” under the supervision of Dr. Amelia Kiddle. Oscar previously held the Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Fellowship in Philadelphia and New York, at the Chemical Heritage Foundation Fellowship in Philadelphia and the "Between Spaces: Movements, Actors and Representations of Globalisation" Fellowship at the Freie Universitat Berlin. He is the author of two books: Los señores del oro: producción, circulación y consumo de oro entre los mexicas (INAH, 2015), and Ciencia y especulación: el viaje de William More Gabb a Baja California en 1867 (HCH, 2017). Welcome Oscar!