Loyola University Maryland

Department of History

Dr. David Carey Jr.

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Doehler Chair in History, Professor
Office: Humanities 310

Curriculum Vitae


David Carey Jr. is the Doehler Chair in History. He received his Ph.D. in Latin American Studies at Tulane University and his B.A. in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. In addition to writing some two dozen peer-reviewed articles and essays, he is the author of I Ask for Justice: Maya Women, Dictators, and Crime in Guatemala, 1898-1944 (University of Texas Press, 2013), Engendering Mayan History: Kaqchikel Women as Agents and Conduits of the Past, 1875–1970 (Routledge, 2006) Ojer taq tzijob’äl kichin ri Kaqchikela’ Winaqi’ (A History of the Kaqchikel People) (Q’anilsa Ediciones, 2004), and Our Elders Teach Us: Maya-Kaqchikel Historical Perspectives (University of Alabama Press, 2001). He has also edited two books: Distilling the Influence of Alcohol: Aguardiente in Guatemalan History (University Press of Florida, 2012) and Latino Voices in New England (with Robert Atkinson) (State University of New York Press, 2009). His teaching and research interests include immigration, gender, ethnicity, indigenous peoples, environmental change, medicine and health, crime and punishment, and oral history. 

Areas of Specialization

Latin American History Pre-colonial to the Present

Indigenous Peoples


Oral History 


HS 383 History of Mexico

HS 108 The Making of Modern Latin America

HS xxx Gender and Sexuality in Latin America

HS xxx Crime and Punishment in Latin America