Amanda M. López
Associate Professor of History
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2010
M.A., University of Arizona, 2004
B.A., Trinity University, 1998
Areas of Specialization
Mexico; Latin America; Burial Practices; Public Health
Things fall apart; the center cannot hold.
-William Butler Yeats
Amanda López received her undergraduate degree in business administration from Trinity University in San Antonio,Texas. After working for a few years in human resources, she returned to school to pursue her interest in Latin American history. She entered the University of Arizona in 2002, where she earned an M.A. in Latin American Studies in 2004 and a Ph.D. in history in 2010.
Her research focuses on the secularization of cemeteries in Mexico in the late nineteenth century, funerals, and the experience of death during the Mexican Revolution. Her recent research examines the cultural history of the Mexico City Metro.
At Saint Xavier, Professor López serves as the chapter advisor for Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and exploring cemeteries.
FYS 175: Food in World History
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
López, Amanda M. “‘An Urgent Need for Hygiene’: Cremation, Class, and Public Health in Mexico City, 1879-1920." Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, 31, no. 1 (2015): 88-124.