Amanda M. López, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Areas of Specialization
Cultural History of Latin America; Mexico; Burial Practices; Public Health
Things fall apart; the center cannot hold.
-William Butler Yeats
López received her undergraduate degree in business administration from Trinity University. After working for a few years in human resources, she returned to school to pursue her love of Latin American history. She received an M.A. in Latin American studies at the University of Arizona in 2004 and stayed at that institution to complete the Ph.D. in history in 2010.
Her dissertation and research focuses on the secularization of cemeteries in Mexico in the late nineteenth century and the experience of death during the Mexican Revolution. She enjoys traveling and exploring historic cemeteries.
At Saint Xavier, Professor López is the faculty advisor for the Unidos Latino Student Organization.
- HIST 101: World History to 1500 (PDF)
- HIST 102: World History since 1500 (PDF)
- HIST 200: Historical Skills and Methods (PDF)
- HIST 240: Latin American History (PDF)
- HIST 247: History of Mexico
- HIST 348: Special Topics: Slavery and Race in Brazil
- HIST 395: Senior Seminar
Ford Dissertation Fellowship, 2010
Foreign Language and Acquisition Fellowship, Portuguese, 2004