Her research interests include race and ethnicity, indigenous organizing, human rights, and oppositional politics in Guatemala’s recent civil war.
Betsy Konefal specializes in modern Latin American history. She received a Ph.D. in Latin American history from the University of Pittsburgh, 2005; an M.A. in International Affairs from ColumbiaUniversity’s School of International and Public Affairs, Center for the Study of Human Rights, 1996; and a B.A. in International Relations and Latin American Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, 1990.
She joined the William and Mary faculty in 2005, and is currently working on a book manuscript on race, identity organizing, and state violence in Guatemala in the 1970s.