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. Recently she has broadened her examinations of revolution into comparative resistance movements between Latin America and North Africa. She is currently working on a manuscript entitled Seasons of Discontent: Life, Labor and Litigation amongst Indians and Ladinos in Chiapas, Mexicos 1832-1890. She is also the co-editor and contributor for an edited volume in production titled Voices of the Unseen: Revolt and the Building of Radical Transnationalism.
She loves to teach and travel and has two up coming study abroad courses, one in Bolivia and the other in El Salvador. Here is a link to photos from El Salvador http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k937NFBPluA&feature=youtu.be
This past winter break Professor Quezada-Grant traveled with sophomore Communications and Film Studies major Nick Palermo to volunteer at two FIMRC sites one in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. We will be conducting ethnography and doing film work for a documentary on public health, social justice and community partnerships at FIMRC sites in Central America.
In the summer of 2012, Professor Quezada-Grant traveled with History/Secondary Education Major Emily Masseo to Sousse, Tunisia to study Transitional Justice, Democracy and Revolution.
Articles about Professor Quezada-Grant and her work are found here:
And film collaboration with Nick Palermo
Dr. Quezada-Grant teaches:
Dr. Autumn Quezada-Grant
Department of History and American Studies
Office: GHH 213