Christy Thornton

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Christy Thornton

Template:TOCnestleft Christy Thornton is the current Publisher of the North American Congress on Latin America.[1] She is a historian of Mexican foreign relations and global political economy, and hold the position of Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Rowan University in New Jersey. Thornton received my PhD in history from NYU, supervised by Greg Grandin, Barbara Weinstein, and Gilbert Joseph (Yale). Her research interests beyond Mexican and Latin American history include the history of development, as well as labor history, the history of women and gender, and critical social theory.

Before graduate school, Thornton was for five years the Executive Director of the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), a 48-year old research and advocacy organization working on Latin American affairs and the U.S. relationship with the region, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors there. Thornton holds a Bachelor’s degree from Barnard College, as well as a Master’s of International Affairs from Columbia University.

She also makes frequent media appearances and write for popular publications such as the New York Times’ “Room for Debate,” Al Jazeera America, The Nation, and Jacobin. She is also a radio producer and host, as well as a podcast host for the New Books in History and New Books in Latin American Studies network.[2]


Facebook, November 26, 2016

DataCenter Donor

In 2007 Christy Thornton was listed on the DataCenter's annual report as a donor to the organization. The Oakland, California based DataCenter is widely regarded as the intellegence wing of the United States Left and has close ties to Cuba.[3]

Committee to Celebrate the Life of Luis Miranda Rivas

In 2009 Christy Thornton was a member of the Committee to Celebrate the Life of Luis Miranda Rivas.[4]

Left Forum 2009

Not Just Change, but Justice: Taking on U.S. Latin America Policy in the Obama Era:

Left Forum 2010

Obama's Militarized Status Quo in Latin America: NACLA Report on the Americas



In 2014, David Klassen was associated with with A.J. Bauer, Michael Gould-Wartofsky, Jacob Denz, Gisselle Cunningham, Maida Rosenstein, Josh Frens-String, Pam C. Nogales Carranza, Ella Wind, Priya Mulgaonkar, Ayesha Omer, Natasha Raheja, Daniel Aldana Cohen, Caitlin MacLaren, Shelly Ronen, Rachel Nolan, Meghna Chaudhuri, Anne Falcon, Sean Larson, Christy Thornton.

Progressive Grad Union


Circa 2015 Conor Tomas Reed, Daniel Aldana Cohen, Debashree Mukherjee, Lauren Cohen, and Christy Thornton, were working to establish a "progressive grad union" at NYU.

"$15/hr for all! Social Service Workers Speak Out!"

Monday 27 October 2014, Tiffany Paul organized an event "$15/hr for all! Social Service Workers Speak Out!" at the NYU Kimmel Center.

The struggle to raise the minimum wage is a lively and dynamic movement developing across the US. The fight for a minimum wage of $15 dollars is one step forward in the fight for a living wage, and fast food workers have been at the forefront of this struggle.

Speakers: Stephanie Luce - Murphy Institute for Worker Education, author of Fighting for a Living Wage, Kimberley Thomas - Dental Assistant, Harlem Hospital, DC37 local 768, Muata Greene - Coalition of Black Trade Unionists NYC and Left Labor Project, Sooyoung Lee - Substance Abuse Counselor, 1199SEIU & Power for Rank-and File Employees in the Social Services.

Those indicating willingness to attend on Wherevent included Katie Ebbitt, Elana Mae, Michelle O'Brien, Emma Rose, Andrea Shapiro, Bruce Newell Haskin, Michael Gould-Wartofsky, Jake Streich-Kest, Monica M. Garcia, Michelle Esi, Marcelo Maia, David Klassen, Ian Williams, Narbada Chhetri, Johnny Channels, Sara Duvisac, Jonah Birch, Isabella Decker, Adaner Usmani, Eric Odell, Jessica Jensen, Caitlin Knapp, Imani Henry, Lizzie Busch, Juan Ignacio Rosa, Daniel Aldana Cohen, Lizzie Kirshenbaum, Sara Hyler, Goutami Sanyal, Christy Thornton, Gavi Lankin, Padma Thapa, Juliet Ucelli, Lucretia John, Jamila Hammami, Rachel V. Isreeli , Eman Abdelhadi, Jessica Lopez, Sooyoung Lee, Marie Kerrin, Emily Weinrebe, Ceema Luu, Sarah Dh.[5]

Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward


Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward was a phone in webinar organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization in the wake of the 2016 election.

Now what? We’re all asking ourselves that question in the wake of Trump’s victory. We’ve got urgent strategizing and work to do, together. Join Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson of the Movement for Black Lives and Freedom Road, Calvin Cheung-Miaw, Jodeen Olguin-Taylor of Mijente and WFP, Joe Schwartz of the Democratic Socialists of America, and Sendolo Diaminah of Freedom Road for a discussion of what happened, and what we should be doing to build mass defiance. And above all, how do we build the Left in this, which we know is the only solution to the crises we face?

This event will take place Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central/6pm Pacific.

Those expressing interest in attending, on Facebook included Christy Thornton.[6]

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