University of Mississippi, Ph.D. Latin American History 2010
Northwestern State University, M.A. History 2002
Louisiana Tech University, B.A. History 1997
Autumn Quezada-Grant is an Assistant Professor of History. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi in 2010, in Latin American History. Dr. Quezada-Grant has a broad research interest, which includes modern Latin America, indigenous history, social justice, and human rights. As co-advisor for RWU’s Chapter of FIMRC, she leads service-learning trips throughout Latin America, linking together intersections of social justice, history and public health for undergraduate students. In January, she will co-teach an immersion-service, study abroad course titled “Social Justice in Hispaniola.” In the past, she has taught a study abroad course in El Salvador. Watch the video of photos from El Salvador.
Her blog can be found at https://otonomoon.wordpress.com
Her dissertation was on Indian litigates in nineteenth-century Chiapas, Mexico. From this work she is currently working on a manuscript entitled The Model Indian: Power, Litigation, and Rebellion in Nineteenth Century Chiapas which examines the legal culture and patterns of negotiation and contestation of Highland indigenous groups and local Ladino elites.
Professor Quezada-Grant is the co-editor for Decentering Discussion on Religion and State: Emerging Narratives, Challenging Perspectives, eds. Sargon Donabed and Autumn Quezada-Grant, Lexington Press, April 2015.
Students at a Liberal Arts school should strive to connect theory to praxis, connect the classroom to the real world. To that end, she is a committed global educator that leads several service-learning trips every year. As co-advisor for the RWU Chapter of FIMRC, Professor Quezada-Grant puts into context social justice and historical issues for students as they work in the field. The RWU Chapter of FIMRC is very active with a membership of over 150 students. The club travels twice a year, over Spring Break and in May. For information on the RWU Chapter of FIMRC visit the webpage https://sites.google.com/site/rwuchapteroffimrc/
For information on how Professor Autumn Quezada-Grant helps lead global service-learning opportunities. See http://pdq.rwu.edu/news/opting-service-centered-spring-break
Dr. Quezada-Grant teaches:
Dr. Autumn Quezada-Grant
Department of History and American Studies
Office: GHH 213