Luz Huertas Castillo

Assistant Professor, Latin American Studies Coordinator,
Internship Mentor of the Department of Social Sciences and History

Department of Social Sciences and History

CONTACT INFORMATION

Courses

  • Pre-Columbian Americas
  • Colonial Latin America
  • Modern Latin America
  • Dictatorship in Latin America
  • Crime and Punishment in Latin America
  • Indigenous Peoples in Latin America
  • Gender and Race in Latin America
  • Latin American History in Film
  • World History II
  • Atlantic Worlds

Research

  • Police and policing in Latin America
  • Crime and criminality
  • Criminological theories in Latin America
  • Justice and social control

Education

  • PhD, Texas Christian University, Texas
  • MA, Texas Christian University
  • BA, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru

Academic Profile

Professor Huertas started teaching at FDU in 2015. She has co-edited the book Voices of Crime Constructing and Contesting Social Control in Modern Latin America (2016) and has published numerous articles and chapters on the history of the police, crime, and social control in the Andes. She regularly presents her work at international conferences. Her most recent research focuses on the relationship between the police and the state from a cultural and socio-political perspective as well as on the development of community-based forms of surveillance.

Professor Huertas has been the coordinator of the Latin American Studies program since 2015. She is also a faculty for the Social Sciences and History Learning Community and the Honors Academy.

Voices of Crime Constructing and Contesting Social Control in Modern Latin America: https://uapress.arizona.edu/book/voices-of-crime

 

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