Dr. Monica Orozco
Visiting Scholar and Professor of History
Phone: (805) 565-7334
Office Location: Deane Hall 211
By appointment only.
Latin American History
Dr. Monica Orozco began teaching as a visiting scholar at Westmont in the fall semester of 2005. She received her doctoral degree from the Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, specializing in Latin American History. She teaches courses in World Civilizations as well as upper division classes in US/Latin American Relations and Colonial and Modern Latin American History. Dr. Orozco’s research interests include religion and society, post-conquest evangelization and indigenous populations, and Protestantism in Latin America. Recent publications include “Review of Jacques Le Goff, The Birth of Europe,” H-HRE, H-Net Reviews, May 2006 and “’Not to be called Christian’: Protestant Perspectives of Latin American Catholicism in Nineteenth-Century Latin America,” for Religion and Society in Latin America: Interpretive Essays from Conquest to Present (Orbis, 2009). She is also the Director of the Santa Barbara Mission Archive-Library and serves on the Board of Trustees for the UCSB History Associates, a non-profit organization which raises money to support graduate training in history. Dr. Orozco is a second-generation Goleta/Santa Barbara native.