Loyola University Maryland

Department of History

Dr. David Carey Jr.

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Dr. David Carey Jr.

Doehler Chair in History, Professor
410-617-2893
drcarey@loyola.edu
Office: Humanities 310

Curriculum Vitae

Biography

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), co-recipient of the Latin American Studies Association’s 2015 Bryce Wood Book Award, 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 also has 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
  • Gender
  • Oral History

Courses

  • HS 108 The Making of the Modern World: Latin America 
  • HS 382 Crime and Punishment in Latin America
  • HS 383 History of Mexico 
  • HS xxx Gender and Sexuality in Latin America

News

  • NECLAS PRIZE CITATIONS 2015 - Winner:  David Carey Jr., “Drunks and Dictators: Inebriation’s Gendered, Ethnic ad Class Components in Guatemala, 1898-1944.” In Alcohol in Latin America: A Social and Cultural History. Eds. Gretchen Pierce and Áurea Toxqui. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2014. 131-157.
  • Click here to read the recent Loyola Today article written by Jenna Anne Chan, '15 about David Carey, Jr. entitled "Uncovering Hidden Voices of the Past."

  • Congratulations to Professor David Carey Jr., who is the co-recipient of the Latin American Studies Association’s 2015 Bryce Wood Book Award for his book I Ask for Justice: Maya Women, Dictators, and Crime in Guatemala, 1898-1944 (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013)! LASA is the most important professional organization for scholars of Latin America in the United States. The book award is given each year to an outstanding book on Latin America in the social sciences and humanities that was published in English in the United States. 

Publications

I Ask for Justice
I Ask for Justice: Maya Women, Dictators, and Crime in Guatemala, 1898-1944 (University of Texas Press, 2013).
Engendering Mayan History
Engendering Mayan History: Kaqchikel Women as Agents and Conduits of the Past, 1875–1970 (Routledge, 2006).
Our Elders Teach Us
Our Elders Teach Us: Maya-Kaqchikel Historical Perspectives (University of Alabama Press, 2001).
Distilling the Influence of Alcohol
Distilling the Influence of Alcohol: Aguardiente in Guatemalan History (University Press of Florida, 2012).
Latino Voices in New England
Latino Voices in New England (with Robert Atkinson) (State University of New York Press, 2009).

Ojer taq tzijob’äl kichin ri Kaqchikela’ Winaqi’



Ojer taq tzijob’äl kichin ri Kaqchikela’ Winaqi’
 (A History of the Kaqchikel People) (Q’anilsa Ediciones, 2004).