Elizabeth Hutchison

    Professor, History
    Associate Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, University of New Mexico

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Dr. Elizabeth Hutchison received an appointment in the Department of History at The University of New Mexico in 1998. She is the Director of the Feminist Research Institute at UNM. She offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate for Latin American Studies students, with her academic and teaching interests including: Latin American labor history, gender and sexuality, human rights, and religion. Hutchison’s research and scholarship focus on the history of Latin America with emphasis on Chile and the Southern Cone. Her first book, Labors Appropriate to Their Sex (Duke, 2001), examined working-class women's role in Chile's economic development, labor movements, and reformist politics in the early twentieth century.  In 2013 she served as the lead editor of The Chile Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Duke, 2013). Hutchison has worked jointly on Asylum Advocacy, a project to build a comprehensive network of expert witnesses available to testify on behalf of Latin American victims of domestic violence. 


  • PhD in History, University of California (1995)
  • MA in Latin American Studies, University of California (1989)
  • BA in Comparative Study of Religion, Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges (1986)

Research Areas

  • Cold War
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Human Rights
  • Latin American Labor History
  • Religion
  • Southern Cone
  • Twentieth-Century Chile

Country Specialization(s)

  • Chile
  • Southern Cone
  • Latin America

Latin American Studies Courses

*Latin America-related courses offered during the past three years*

  • HIST 469 Inter-American Relationships