Assistant Professor of History
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. Her dissertation on Indian litigates in nineteenth-century Chiapas, Mexico examined the legal culture and patterns of negotiation and contestation between Highland indigenous groups with local Ladino elites. The study of litigation and attempts at redress in the past helps us understand the present engagement of present day Maya in politics and rebellion. Dr. Quezada-Grant has a broad research interest, which include modern Latin America, indigenous history, social justice, and Public Health history. She is currently working on a manuscript entitled Indigenas Rebeldes: Race, Power and Litigation in Nineteenth Century Chiapas, Mexico. She is the co-editor for Narratives and Negotiation: Agency, Religion and the State (Lexington Press, forth coming).