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).
Professor Quezada-Grant loves to teach and travel. She has a study abroad course in the Dominican Republic planned for January 2015 titled "Social Justice in Hispaniola." In the past, she has taught a study abroad course in El Salvador. Watch the video of photos from El Salvador.
She is also a co-advisor for the RWU Chapter of FIMRC (www.fimrc.org) and travels with students to do volunteer service-learning throughout Latin America.
For information on how Professor Autumn Quezada-Grant helps lead global service-learning opportunities. See http://pdq.rwu.edu/news/opting-service-centered-spring-break
Dr. Quezada-Grant teaches:
Dr. Autumn Quezada-Grant
Department of History and American Studies
Office: GHH 213