Oaxaca Resurgent: Indigeneity, Development, and Inequality in Twentieth-Century Mexico (Stanford University Press, 2021)


Winner of the American Society for Ethnohistory's 2022 Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin Book AwardOaxaca Resurgent uses the experience of the southern Mexican state as a case study to examine the contested history of indigenous development in the Americas.

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Chapters

“Mexico’s Turn Toward the Third World: Rural Development under President Luis Echeverría,” in México Beyond 1968: Revolutionaries, Radicals, and Repression During the Global Sixties and Subversive Seventies, ed. Jaime M. Pensado and Enrique C. Ochoa (Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona Press, 2018), 113-133.

"Indigenismo Occupied: Indigenous Youth and Mexico’s Democratic Opening (1968-1975)” The Americas, Vol. 72, No. 4 (October 2015): 549-582.*


*Awarded the Antonine Tibesar Prize for most distinguished article published in The Americas by the Conference on Latin American History.

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"Why the anti-Indigenous remarks of the L.A. City Council sparked protest," The Washington Post, October 20, 2022

"Mexican Activist Protests Femicide at Oaxacan Festival," NACLA, August 16, 2022

The Violence at the Root of Our Thanksgiving Myth has been Hemispheric,” The Washington Post, November 23, 2021

“Mexico’s Classroom Wars,” with René González Pizarro, Jacobin, June 24, 2016

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Dillingham's research has been funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and American Council of Learned Societies, the Inter-American Foundation, the  National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Smithsonian Institution.