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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 Award and the Conference on Latin American History's 2023 María Elena Martínez Prize in Mexican History.

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.

Este articulo ha sido traducido y publicado en una revista mexicana de ciencias sociales, Cuadernos del Sur. Para quienes prefieren leerlo en español, se encuentra aquí


"Lo que revela una perspectiva indígena sobre la Intervención Estadounidense,” Animal Político, May 3, 2023

"What an Indigenous perspective on U.S. and Mexican history reveals," The Washington Post, February 10, 2023

“Wakanda Forever’ arrives just in time to dispel Thanksgiving myths,” The Washington Post, November 23, 2022

"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. 

Book Reviews

Review of Unintended Lessons of Revolution: Student Teachers and Political Radicalism in Twentieth-Century Mexico by Tanalís Padilla, The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Latin American History Vol. 80, No.3 (July 2023): 533-534.

Review of In the Vortex of Violence: Lynching, Extralegal Justice, and the State in Post-Revolutionary Mexico by Gema Kloppe-Santamaría, New Mexico Historical Review Vol. 98, No. 1 (Winter 2023): 102-104.

Review of Kevin A. Young, ed. Making the Revolution: Histories of the Latin American Left. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. H-LatAm, H-Net Reviews, April 2020.

Review of Vania Markarian. Uruguay, 1968: Student Activism from Global Counterculture to Molotov Cocktails. Contemporánea Año 8, Vol. 8 (2017): 190-191.

“State Projects and Indigenous Mobilization in Late Twentieth Century Mexico,” A Review of María L.O. Muñoz. Stand Up and Fight: Participatory Indigenismo, Populism, and Mobilization in Mexico, 1970-1984. Estudos Ibero-Americanos Vol. 43, No. 1 (January-April 2017): 139-141.

Review of Elsie Rockwell. Hacer Escuela, Hacer Estado: La educación posrevolucionaria vista desde Tlaxcala and Andrae M. Marak. From Many, One: Indians, Peasants, Borders, and Education in Callista Mexico, 1924-1935, Paedagogica Historica Vol. 47, No. 3 (June 2011): 449-453.

Review of John Gledhill and Patience A. Schell, eds. New Approaches to Resistance in Brazil and Mexico (Durham: Duke University Press, 2012). History: Reviews of New Books Vol. 41, No. 3 (2013): 112.

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