The Center’s 2019-2020 Doctoral Fellow Cony Márquez will present on her doctoral dissertation, Voices of Women in the Mexican Army: 1936-2018, on Wednesday, October 16th at 5:30 pm in the Center’s Lyceum Room #120.
Márquez’s research is based on several interviews of first generation female officers that document the transformation within the traditionally male Mexican military. Since 2007 women have been able to enter the Military Academy, Military Police, Air Force and the School of Superior Studies, broadening their access to higher ranks including the unprecedented option to become Secretary of Defense. Her dissertation also includes the role of army wives in their husband’s careers, particularly high ranking officers, through life stories and official sources.
Cony Márquez is the Center’s 2019-2020 doctoral fellow in Southwestern history. The fellowship is a collaborative effort between the Center, Fort Lewis College, and the graduate program in the history department at the University of Arizona. Márquez will spend the academic year in residence at the Center working on archival projects, in addition to teaching for the College’s department of history.
María Concepción Márquez Sandoval (Cony), is a Mexican born historian with a Master’s Degree in Art History from the National Autonomous University of Mexico – UNAM, and is currently a Ph. D candidate in history at the University of Arizona. Her academic interests are cultural history, ethnomusicology, art history, gender studies and Mexican military history.