Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Amanda M. López, Ph.D.

Amanda LopezAssistant Professor of History
Email: alopez@sxu.edu

Areas of Specialization

Cultural History of Latin America; Mexico; Burial Practices; Public Health


Things fall apart; the center cannot hold.
-William Butler Yeats

López received her undergraduate degree in business administration from Trinity University. After working for a few years in human resources, she returned to school to pursue her love of Latin American history. She received an M.A. in Latin American studies at the University of Arizona in 2004 and stayed at that institution to complete the Ph.D. in history in 2010.

Her dissertation and research focuses on the secularization of cemeteries in Mexico in the late nineteenth century and the experience of death during the Mexican Revolution. She enjoys traveling and exploring historic cemeteries.

At Saint Xavier, Professor López is the faculty advisor for the Unidos Latino Student Organization.

Courses Offered

Selected Honors