Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Hector Lindo-Fuentes Hector Lindo-Fuentes
Professor of History
Office Location: Lowenstein Building 414C
Phone: (212) 636-6361

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Research Interests

Dr. Lindo-Fuentes has published books on the economic history of Central America, on education and on the politics of memory in El Salvador (see book section). His most recent book, co-authored with Erik Ching, is Modernizing Minds in El Salvador: Education Reform and the Cold War, 1960-1980 published in 2012 by the University of New Mexico Press. He is member and past director of Fordham University’s interdisciplinary program in Latin American and Latino Studies ( At the undergraduate level he teaches core courses in Latin American history, as well as upper-level electives on Central America, the history of education in Latin America, and Latin America and the U.S. At the graduate level he teaches "Latin America and the U.S.," "20th-Century Latin America," and "Education and the State in Latin America." He has taught courses at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, the University of California at Santa Barbara, UCLA, Columbia University, and universities in El Salvador, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

He is member of the editorial board of Fordham University Press, is past president of the seven-member national commission for accreditation of higher education institutions of El Salvador and advises the Instituto de Historia de Nicaragua y Centroamérica. He was president of the Board of Trustees of the Center for Regional Research of Mesoamerica (1998-2002) (

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