Kate Reed ’19 is a doctoral student at the University of Chicago. Kate’s research concerns questions of labor, development, and citizenship in modern Mexico and Central America. At present, she is working on a social history of Yucateco and Maya refugees in Belize (then British Honduras) during the second half of the nineteenth century. The project considers how these refugees both shaped, and were integrated into, systems of land tenure, labor control, and governance. Her broader research interests include questions of development, state formation, and debt in twentieth century Mexico; histories of welfare and welfare states; and migration/refuge in global context.