Dr. Margarita R. Ochoa is Associate Professor of History at Loyola Marymount University. She's a specialist on Latin America and her research centers on the relationship between gender relations and institutional structures of power in colonial and early-national Mexico. She is co-editor (with Dana Velasco Murillo and Mark Lentz) of City Indians in Spain's American Empire and is completing a manuscript, Indigenous Mexico City, on native communities, family relations, and gender in eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Mexico. She is also editing, with Sara Guengerich, The Cacicas of Colonial Latin America, a collection of essays on female indigenous leaders in Spanish America.
University of New Mexico: Ph.D., History 2011
University of New Mexico: M.A., History; Minor in Political Science 2002
University of California at Los Angeles: B.A., History 1998
Areas of Expertise (6)
Race and Ethnicity
Women and Gender
Early Modern Legal History
Revolutions & Social Justice
Industry Expertise (2)
- American Historical Association
- American Society for Ethnohistory
- Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies
- Conference on Latin American History
- Portuguese (strong oral and written fluency)
- Nahuatl (reading comprehension)
Media Appearances (1)
Interview with ESNE TV
ESNE TV tv
Live interview with ESNE TV to discuss the significance of Pope Francis' visit to Chile and Peru in January 2018.
- Workshop Leader
- Author Appearance
Early Latin America
History of the Americas, from the pre-Colombian era through European arrival, Spanish and Portuguese rule, and Independence.
Modern Latin America
History of the Americas, from Independence to the present.
Women, Gender & Sexuality in Latin America
Women, Gender & Sexuality in colonial Latin America
Latin American Revolutions and Film
Advanced topics course focused on the Mexican Revolution of 1910, the Cuban Revolution of 1959, Cold War Latin America, and 20th-21st century films.
History of Race and Gender
First Year Seminar on the history of race and gender in Latin America.
The Mexican Inquisition
Seminar on the Holy Office of the Inquisition in colonial Mexico.
Social Justice in Latin America
Seminar on Latin American problems and identifying and defining social justice, from conquest to the present day.