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Lisa Sousa

Professor, History; Chair, Latino/a and Latin American Studies

Sousa teaches courses on colonial and modern Latin America. She specializes in colonial Latin America, indigenous peoples of Mexico and women's history.


  • Office: Swan Hall
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  • Phone: (323) 259-2753
  • Office Hours: Professor Sousa is on Sabbatical for Spring, 2016. She can be contacted via email.

Education: B.A., M.A., Ph.D., UCLA

She is a co-translator and editor of The Story of Guadalupe: Luis Laso de la Vega's Huei Tlamahuiçoltica of 1649, a translation and analysis of the earliest Nahuatl-language account of the apparition of the Virgin of Guadalupe (1998). Sousa is also co-translating and co-editing Mesoamerican Voices, a volume of Nahuatl, Maya, and Mixtec writings from colonial Mexico and Guatemala.