Diana Montano

Assistant Professor of History

My first book Electrifying Mexico follows Mexicans who, in their race, class and gender diversity confronted new, electric technology to capture a deeper understanding of processes of social change, of how gender, race and class, and nationalism colored relationships between individuals and technology. It explores the experience of electricity through lighting in public celebrations, the social anxieties and legal complexities of streetcar accidents and power theft, the gendered and racialized scripts that framed the sale and consumption of electrical kitchen appliances, and the nationalization of the electrical industry.

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