Martina Will de Chaparro, PhD, is a former Associate Professor of History at Texas Woman’s University, and the author of Death and Dying in New Mexico (University of New Mexico Press, 2007). She has published and edited journal articles for numerous scholarly publications and is co-editor of Death and Dying in Spanish Colonial America (University of Arizona Press, 2011).
She has taught courses on US and Latin American social and political history at Regis University, Texas Woman’s University, Loyola University, Southern Methodist University and the University of New Mexico. She earned her doctorate from the University of New Mexico, her MA in Latin American Studies from the University of California, San Diego, and her BA in history and German from the University of Virginia
Drawn to Latin America by its baroque architecture and rich religious history, she has been lucky to journey to Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic visiting archives, hiking waterfalls and working on her salsa moves.