PhD Candidate, History
Faculty advisor: Steve J. Stern, Professor, History
Adela Cedillo is a fourth-year student pursing a PhD in history at UW–Madison. Cedillo’s dissertation research contributes to an emerging field of study that re-conceptualizes the history of Cold War Mexico by counteracting the official narratives that depict an exceptionally stable post-revolutionary Mexico, and by placing political violence as one of the most salient features of the period. Her research focuses on the interactions between the dirty war and the first war on drugs during the 1970s in Northwestern Mexico.