Luz Huertas

Lecturer in History

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Selected Courses Taught

  • Crime & Punishment in Latin America
  • Colonial Latin America
  • Modern Latin America
  • World History II


  • Ph.D., History, Texas Christian University

Research Interests

Prof. Huertas is interested in the history of the police, social control, and criminalization in Latin America in general and, specifically, in Peru. Part of her research focuses on the way different sectors of society defined crime, justice, and order and how these definitions influenced everyday life interactions in Lima, Peru.

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

  • "Conflictos sociales y políticas de estado: El caso de Bagua en el contexto neoliberal latinoamericano" (Chile, 2014)
  • "Alchemists against Crime: Lima’s Intellectuals and the Construction of Criminality in the Liberal Era," American Historical Association 126th Annual Meeting / CLAH, 2012


  • Benjamin W. Schmidt Dissertation Fellowship, 2013-2014
  • Ross and Winnie Day Cannon Scholarship for exceptional achievement in graduate study of history, 2010

Luz Huertas
Lecturer in History
Tel: 973-443-8743

Department of Social Sciences & History
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave, M-MS3-02
Madison, NJ 07940

Fairleigh Dickinson University Mansion

Office Location
Mansion, Room 32

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