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Loyola Marymount University
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Colonial Mexico; Indigenous Peoples; Family and Women's History; Race/Race Relations; Law and Legal Culture
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About Me

Dr. Margarita R. Ochoa is Associate Professor of History at Loyola Marymount University. She’s a specialist in Latin American history and society. Her research examines questions of identity (gender, race, and Indigeneity), structures of power, and law and legal culture in colonial and early-national Mexico. She is co-editor of Cacicas: The Female Indigenous Leaders of Spanish America, 1492-1825 (Univ of Oklahoma press, 2021) and City Indians in Spain’s American Empire (Sussex, 2012). She has also published several articles and is completing a book manuscript on Indigenous families and society in 18th-19th centuries Mexico City. At LMU, Dr. Ochoa teaches courses in colonial and modern Latin American topics.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Mexico; New Spain; Latin America
Expertise by Geography
Latin America
Expertise by Chronology
5, 6
Expertise by Topic
Family, Gender, Indigenous Peoples, Law, Race, Women