Dr. Alan Shane Dillingham

Dr. Alan Shane Dillingham

Dr. Alan Shane Dillingham

Assistant Professor
Director, Latin American Studies
Quinlan Hall 305
p: 251-380-3062

Ph.D., History, University of Maryland, 2012
B.A., History, University of Maryland, 2004

Alan Shane Dillingham is an assistant professor of Latin American history. Dr. Dillingham also directs the Latin American Studies Minor at Spring Hill. His scholarly interests include race and indigeneity, labor and youth movements, and the history of education and development.  A full CV is available here.

Dr. Dillingham is completing a book manuscript, Insurgent Oaxaca: A History of Indigeneity, Development, and Inequality in the Twentieth Century. Insurgent Oaxaca uses the experience of the southern Mexican state as a case study to examine the contested history of indigenous modernization in the Americas and, through the struggles of teacher activists, traces the coeval production of forms of indigenous resurgence marshaled against establishment politics and the emergence of official multiculturalism at the end of the twentieth century.


Insurgent Oaxaca: A History of Indigeneity, Development, and Inequality in the Twentieth Century (book manuscript in progress)

Refereed Articles

"Indigenismo Occupied: Indigenous Youth and Mexico’s Democratic Opening (1968-1975)” The Americas, Vol. 72, No. 4 (October 2015): 549-582.
 *Awarded the 2016 Antonine Tibesar Prize for most distinguished article published in The Americas by the Conference on Latin American History.

Book Reviews

“State Projects and Indigenous Mobilization in Late Twentieth Century Mexico,” A Review of Stand Up and Fight: Participatory Indigenismo, Populism, and Mobilization in Mexico, 1970-1984 (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2016), María L.O. Muñoz. Estudos Ibero-Americanos Vol.43 No. 1 (January-April 2017): 139-141.

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

Review of Hacer Escuela, Hacer Estado: La educación posrevolucionaria vista desde Tlaxcala. Elsie Rockwell (Zamora: El Colegio de Michoacán, 2007) and From Many, One: Indians, Peasants, Borders, and Education in Callista Mexico, 1924-1935. Andrae M. Marak (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2009), Paedagogica Historica Vol. 47, No. 3 (June 2011): 449-453.

Spring Hill College Courses
The Global Sixties
Introduction to Colonial Latin America
Introduction to Modern Latin America
Modern Mexico
Native Histories of the Americas