Professional Bio

  • Ph.D., Latin American History, University of New Mexico, 2000
  • M.A., Latin American Studies, University of California-San Diego, 1993
  • B.A., History and German, University of Virginia, 1990

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

Professor Will de Chaparro is interested in research on the social history of colonial Latin America with a special emphasis on religion, public health, death & dying and race & ethnicity; and the political history of modern Latin America with emphasis on U.S. relations with Latin America.

Recent Publications

“Historical Introduction,” En Recuerdo De: The Dying Art of the Mexican Cemetery, University of Nebraska Press, forthcoming, Fall 2014.

Co-Editor, Death and Dying in Colonial Latin America, University of Arizona Press, 2011.

Death and Dying in New Mexico, University of New Mexico Press, 2007.

Recent Presentations

Oct. 2013, “Incorporating Latina/o Voices in to the U.S. History Survey Course,” Front Range Early American Consortium Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

July 2011, “En torno a la muerte,” National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City, Mexico.

March 2008, “Disposing of the Dead in Early New Mexico,” College of Arts and Sciences Colloquium Series, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.