Louis-Charles Cloutier Blain is finishing his master on contemporary mexicain history at the Université du Québec à Montréal under the supervision of Geneviève Dorais. Focusing on the writing of a transnational history from below, he is currently working on housing problems in Mexico D.F. during the 1970’s and the 1980’s. He is also driven by a profound interest for history’s theory and epistemology. Issues around agentivity, cultural transfers and the relation between scales of analysis and the writing of history are examples of his principal theoretical preoccupations. Inspirited by Marcus Rediker, Louis-Charles Cloutier Blain dedicates his work to the task of showing that there has been instances in the past when ordinary people not only resisted the social order of their time but actually proposed concrete solutions to it.