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Autumn Quezada-Grant

Autumn Quezada-Grant, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History

University of Mississippi, Ph.D. Latin American History 2010
Northwestern State University, M.A. History 2002
Louisiana Tech University, B.A. History 1997

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Contact Information
GHH 213
Areas of Expertise: 
Latin American History, Indigenous History, Human Rights, Revolutions and Social Justice

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 


Her dissertation was on Indian litigates in nineteenth-century Chiapas, Mexico. From this work she is currently working on a manuscript entitled The Model IndianPower, 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


For information on how Professor Autumn Quezada-Grant helps lead global service-learning opportunities. See

Dr. Quezada-Grant teaches:

  • Survey of Latin American History
  • Revolutions in Latin America
  • Religion in Latin America
  • Race and Ethnicity in Latin America
  • Gender in Latin America
  • Social Justice in Latin America
  • History of Mexico and Central America
  • Slavery in the Americas
  • Historical Research Methods (Dimensions)

Contact information:
Dr. Autumn Quezada-Grant
Department of History and American Studies
Office: GHH 213
Phone: 401-254-3024