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Lisa Edwards

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Lisa M. EdwardsAssociate Professor
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentHistory
  • Phone(978) 934-4164

Research Interests

Latin America

History of education; Chile


  • Ph D: Latin American History, (2002), Tulane University - New Orleans, LA
    Supporting Area: European History
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: In Science and Virtue: The Education of Latin American Clergy, 1858-1967
  • MA: Latin American History, (1998), Tulane University - New Orleans, LA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Catholic Elite in Chile, 1860-1930
  • BA: History, (1995), University of California San Diego - San Diego, CA
    Supporting Area: Chilean Studies

Awards and Honors

  • History Department Teaching Award (2009), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of History


  • Edwards, L.M. (2013) "Review of John R. Chavez, Beyond Nations: Evolving Homelands in the North Atlantic World, 1400-2000.," World History Connected 10:1
  • Edwards, L.M. (2012) "Enterprise in Latin America: Teaching About Commodities in Latin America in a World History Context.," World History Bulletin 28:2 pp. 11 - 13
  • Edwards, L.M. (2012) "The Oxford Handbook of Latin American History.," World History Bulletin 28:2 pp. 80
  • Edwards, L.M. (2010) "Paths to Progress in Modern Latin America.," World History Connected 7:3 pp. 9
  • Edwards, L.M. (2009) "Latin American seminary reform: Modernization and the preservation of the catholic church," Catholic Historical Review 95:2 pp. 261-282


  • ÒParents, Children, and the PriesthoodÓ - Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies Annual Conference, March 2012 - Park City, Utah
  • ÒDemanding Democracy: Contested Elections in Chile, 1869-1891Ó - Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies Annual Conference, April 2011 - Santa Fe, NM
  • ÒBuilding "Good Government": Charles H. Allen & the Establishment of American Civilian Government in Puerto RicoÓ, June 2010 - San Diego, CA
  • ÒChilean Conservatives and the Catholic Church, 1857-1901Ó, April 2008 - Miami, FL
  • ÒThe Conservative Party and the Catholic Church Address Modernization: Common Strategies in Late 19th- and Early 20th-Century ChileÓ, November 2006 - Minneapolis, MN
  • "Shared Leaders, Shared Goals", 2005 - Dayton, Ohio
  • ÒLatin American Seminaries. The Preservation of the Institutional Church and Modern ChangesÓ - VII Iberoamerican Congress of the History of Latin American Education, 2005 - Quito, Ecuador
  • ÒTransatlantic Religious Practices: Latin American Pilgrimages to EuropeÓ - Saints and Pilgrims Around the Atlantic Conference, 2004 - Charleston, South Carolina
  • ÒA Relevant Education: Preparing the Clergy for the Social Mission of the Church in Latin AmericaÓ, 2002 - Portland, Oregon
  • ÒDimensions of Identity: The Colegio P'o Latino AmericanoÓ, 2001 - Boston, MA