Dissertation Fellow, Ariana QuezadaAriana Quezada

Underrepresented Minority Dissertation Fellowship

E-mail: ariana.quezada@mtsu.edu
Phone: (405)-414-8521
Office Location and Mailing Address: 
Library Carrel, 234

FIELDS: Latin America, Mexico

BIOGRAPHY: Ms. Quezada became interested in the history of violence and social movements in Latin American when first learning about Guatemalan refugees in Mexico. Since then, she has been using print publications and oral histories to try to piece together stories on the various ways victims of violence will demand and fight for their rights.

DISSERTATION: The Revolution in Crisis: A History of Human Rights in Mexico, 1968-1982

Ms. Quezada's work looks at the global diffusion of the term human rights in the 1960s and 1970s. She is particularly interested in the role international organizations played in disseminating global conceptions of rights in Mexico, especially those outlined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Between 1968 and 1982, more individualistic notions of rights emerged as Mexico's revolutionary institutions weakened.


  • HIST 2020, Survey United States History II (Fall 2013)
  • HIST 3070, Topics in World History: Human Rights in Latin America (Spring 2014)

Ph.D. In Progress, University of Oklahoma, 2009-Present
M.A. History, University of Oklahoma, 2009
B.A. IAS/Spanish, University of Oklahoma, 2006

UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITY DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM: The purpose of the Underrepresented Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program is to enhance diversity in research, teaching, and service at MTSU through the recruitment of underrepresented minority graduate students from across the country, who are completing dissertation research. Fellows teach one course each semester in an area related to their academic preparation and a need of the department hosting the fellow. Fellows are expected to devote significant time to the completion of the dissertation. Fellows also work with a faculty mentor and are involved with co-curricular activities including the university's cultural diversity initiatives.

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