Dr. Ingwersen is a historian of modern Latin America. His research focuses on politics, culture, and urban life in 19th-century Mexico.
Dr. Ingwersen is currently working on an article that examines how La pata de cabra (The Goat’s Hoof), an over-the-top satirical Spanish magical comedy, came to figure centrally in serious debates about Mexican politics and society between 1845 and 1857. The article argues that the play’s many re-imaginings—it spawned almost a half dozen satirical newspapers—helped foster critique and free speech in an era of volatile press freedoms. His book manuscript, “Theater and the Making of Nineteenth-Century Mexico City” uses theater as a lens to explore politics, culture, and public life in the Mexican capital from the 1830s to the turn of the century. Dr. Ingwersen has also published on the history of Latin American immigration to the U.S., drawing on his work with Latin American immigrants and his interest in inter-American relations.
Prior to his appointment at Denison, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Global and Intercultural Studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.