Visiting Assistant Professor

Arts and Sciences Building, Room 352



B.A. – University of California San Diego (Ethnic Studies and Political Science)
M.A. – University of California Los Angeles (Latin American Studies)
Ph.D. – University of Chicago (History)

Scholarly Contributions

“Displacement, Development, and the Creation of a Modern Indígena in the Papaloapan, 1940s-1970s,” in Ariadna Acevedo & Paula López Caballero, eds. Beyond Alterity: Destabilizing the Indigenous Other in Mexico. University of Arizona Press, 2018.

“Indigenous Policy in Twentieth-Century Latin America.” Latin American Perspectives 39 (September 2012): 111-116.


Diana Schwartz Francisco recently joined the Valparaiso University History Department as a visiting assisting professor.  Prior to teaching at Valpo, Professor Schwartz Francisco was the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Latin American Studies at Wesleyan University from 2016 – 2018.

Professor Schwartz Francisco’s research and teaching focus on modern Latin America, especially Mexico; indigenous and racial politics in the Western Hemisphere; economic development and the environment; and the history and politics of social science.  Her research has been supported by the Mellon Foundation and Fulbright Program.


Modern Mexico, Latin America, indigenous politics, race, environmental history, development and the history of human sciences.

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