Raymond B. Craib
Marie Underhill Noll Professor of American History
(watercolor portrait to the right by Connor Craib, 2022)
I am a historian of modern Latin America with research and teaching interests in the intersections of space, politics, and everyday practice. My home department is History and I have affiliations with Romance Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Latino Studies and work with students from a wide range of disciplines and with a particular focus on the history of modern Latin America, the histories of the Left, and geography, cartography and social theory.
My works include:
Cartographic Mexico: A History of State Fixations and Fugitive Landscapes (Duke U. Press, 2004; Spanish translation, 2013)
The Cry of the Renegade: Politics and Poetry in Interwar Chile (Oxford Univ. Press, 2016; Spanish translation by Pablo Abufom, Santiago Subversivo 1920: Anarquistas, universitarios y la muerte de José Domingo Gómez Rojas, Ediciones LOM, 2017) .
Adventure Capitalism: A History of Libertarian Exit, from the Era of Decolonization to the Digital Age (PM Press/Spectre, 2022). For more on this book: "The Brief Life and Watery Death of a '70's Libertarian Micronation," Slate (May 21, 2022); Terra Nullius (Feb. 2022) with Atossa Araxia Abrahamian; The Hated and the Dead (March 2022) with Tom Leeman; "Libertarian Exit," with Dave Troy on Dave Troy Presents (Oct. 2022); Faculti (April 2022); and The Majority Report with Sam Seder and Emma Vigeland. My perspective (not a fan!) on seasteads and charter cities can be found in "Egotopia," (Counterpunch August 2018); "Elite White Flight to Outer Space--and Honduras" (PM Press blog/Anarchist Review of Books 2022); "Crypto Bros are Trying to Buy an Island in the Pacific" (Jacobin, April 2022); and "Starting From Scratch" podcast (2ser.com, hosted by Ninah Kopel, University of Technology Sydney).
Main research interests: Latin America and/as global history; critical geography/cartography; theory and history.
Adventure Capitalism: A History of Libertarian Exit, from the Era of Decolonization to the Digital Age (PM Press/Spectre, 2022).
The Cry of the Renegade: Politics and poetry in interwar Chile (Oxford University Press, 2016) Published in translation as: Santiago Subversivo 1920: Anarquistas, universitarios y la muerte de José Domingo Gómez Rojas. Trans. by Pablo Abufom Silva, LOM Ediciones, Chile, 2017
Cartographic Mexico: A History of State Fixations and Fugitive Landscapes (Duke University Press, 2004). Published in translation as: México Cartográfico: Una historia de límites fijos y paisajes fugitivos. Trans. by Rossana Reyes, UNAM/Inst. de Geografía/CISAN, Mexico, 2014
Martirio, memoria, historia: Sobre los subversivos y la expulsión de Casimiro Barrios, 1920 (Santiago: Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, Serie Signos de la Memoria, 2015)
No Gods No Masters No Peripheries: Global Anarchisms [co-edited with Barry Maxwell] (PM Press, 2015). German translation, edition assemblage, forthcoming.
In the news
- History department begins three-year active learning initiative
- Craib and Fiani win graduate, professional teaching prize
- Think twice before founding that free-market utopia
- Ten A&S faculty honored with endowed professorships
- Book retrieval effort gives grad student welcome relief
- Six on faculty receive Einaudi Center grants for international work
- Einaudi Center welcomes new program directors
- Small grants fire up new research in the social sciences
- Einaudi Center to provide research help to doctoral students
- Historian to speak on American exceptionalism
- Atkinson Center gives record number of seed research grants
- Social Science institute supports nine A&S faculty projects