Gabriel Panuco-Mercado is a PhD student in the Latin America field. He focuses on twentieth-century agrarian Mexico, with a core interest in social histories of the Green Revolution in the state of Jalisco. His work asks how gendered, environmental, and geographic differences and exclusions shaped change in maize and cane-producing communities. He aims to reframe rural Mexico by centering unconventional markers of agrarian change, such as gendered household labor, through oral histories.
Gabriel completed a BSFS in International History at Georgetown University, where he won the Rowe Award for superior achievement in the field of Latin American History. He has contributed to housing, community, and domestic worker organizing efforts, including through the National Domestic Workers Alliance. At Stanford, he is also an Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Fellow.