History and Political Science Faculty

Amanda M. López

Amanda LopezAssociate Professor of History

Email: alopez@sxu.edu

Areas of Specialization

Mexico; Latin America; Burial Practices; Public Health

Favorite Quote

"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.

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Selected Publications

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.