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Luis Sanchez-Lopez - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Luis Sanchez-Lopez Luis Sanchez-Lopez

Visiting Assistant Professor | Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Luis Sanchez-Lopez is an expert in Latin American history, state formation, citizenship, popular politics, and social movements.

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Biography

Luis Sánchez-López is a Zapotec (Benizaa) historian from Tlacolula de Matamoros, Oaxaca, Mexico, who has conducted research in various archives and special collections libraries in the U.S. and Mexico. He holds a B.A. in history from UCLA and an M.A. in Latin American history from UC San Diego.

His dissertation traces the evolution of indigenous republicanism among the Zapotec Indians of Oaxaca from the mid-19th century to the Mexican Revolution of 1910. When Oaxaca’s state government granted municipalities the right to create their own municipal ordinances in 1857, Sánchez-López argues it paved the way for the development of a “customary law regime,” a form of governance that allowed statesmen to incorporate indigenous communities into the nation by recognizing their traditional forms of local rule. Despite this political incorporation, however, Sánchez-López notes state actors continued to view Indians as “uncivilized” and, therefore, unfit for citizenship.

Education (3)

University of California - San Diego: M.A., History

University of California San Diego: Ph.D., Latin American History

University of California - Los Angeles: B.A., History

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Areas of Expertise (7)

Social Autonomy

Indigeneity

Citizenship

Latin American History

State Formation

Popular Politics

Social Movements

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