Doehler Chair in History, Professor
Office: Humanities 310
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.
- HS 108D The Making of the Modern World: Latin America
- HS 382 Crime and Punishment in Latin America
- HS 385D History of Mexico
- HS 390D Gender and Sexuality in Latin America
- HS 442 Health and Illness in Latin America
- HS 468 Environmental History in Latin America
- 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.
Areas of Specialization
- Latin American History, Pre-colonial to the Present
- Indigenous Peoples
- Oral History