LAC History Seminar Series: In the Name of Christ: Lynching, Religion, and Politics in Post-Revolutionary Mexico (1930-1960)
Conveners: Professor Eduardo Posada-Carbó and Timo Schaefer, University of Oxford
Speaker: Gema Kloppe-Santamaría, Loyola University, Chicago and the Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies in Germany
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Gema Kloppe-Santamaría, Assistant Professor of Latin American History at Loyola University Chicago and currently Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies in Germany. Her research deals with questions of violence, religion, gender, and state formation in Latin America, with a particular focus on Mexico. She is the author of In the Vortex of Violence: Lynching, Extralegal Justice and the State in Post-Revolutionary Mexico (published by University of California Press, 2020; recipient of the 2022 Honorable Mention of the Maria Elena Martinez Book Prize, Conference on Latin American History). Dr. Kloppe-Santamaría is also lead editor of the books Violence and Crime in Latin America: Representations and Politics (University of Oklahoma Press, 2017) and Human Security and Chronic Violence in Mexico: New Perspectives and Proposals from Below (Editorial Porrúa, 2019). Her work has been supported by several grants, including most recently a 2020 Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Distinguished Scholar Award and a 2021 Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award.