Tulane University
Susan Schroeder

Dr. Susan Schroeder

Professor Emerita - History

Emerita Faculty (Ph.D., UCLA, 1984)
Susan Schroeder is the France Vinton Scholes Professor of Latin American Colonial History Emerita. She specializes in the social history of the Native Americans of Colonial Mexico, particularly in the Nahuas as marginal intellectuals. Her special interest is the philological study of Nahuatl-language documents.

     Susan Schroeder (born 1939) is an American historian, specializing in the ethnohistory of Aztec people of Mexico and in the translation of colonial documents written in Nahuatl - especially the chronicles of Chimalpahin. She received her PhD in 1984 from UCLA where she studied Nahuatl and Latin American Colonial History with James Lockhart. She is professor emerita at Tulane University, where she taught from 1999 to 2009, after teaching at Loyola University at Chicago from 1985 to 1999. She received the lifetime achievement award of the American Society for Ethnohistory in 2017

B.A., University of California-Los Angeles, Anthropology, 1976
M.A., University of California-Los Angeles, Latin American History, 1977
Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles, History of Colonial Latin America, 1984

Academic Experience
Professor, Tulane University, 1999-2009
Professor, Loyola University-Chicago, 1997-1999
Associate Professor, Loyola University-Chicago, 1991-1997
Assistant Professor, Loyola University-Chicago, 1985-1991
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Arizona Guadalajara Summer School, 1989

Research & Teaching Specializations:
Mexico; Mesoamerican Social History; Early Nahuatl Philology

Related Experience
National Endowment for the Humanities, Awards Panel, 2001, 2002
Executive Council, American Catholic Historical Association, 1998-2001
Howard F. Cline Book Prize Committee Chair, Conference on Latin American History 1998-2000
Director, Latin American Studies Program, Loyola University-Chicago, 1991-1996
Associate Editor, UC MEXUS NEWS, University of California Consortium on Mexico and the United States, 1982-1984

Frances Vinton Scholes Professor of Colonial Latin American History, Tulane University, 1999-
James Alexander Robertson Memorial Prize for the best article published in the Hispanic American Historical Review, 2001 National Endowment for the Humanities Long-term Fellowship, 1999-2000
Helms Fellowship, Lilly Library, Indiana University, 1998
Fulbright-Hays Fellowship, 1987

Spanish Portuguese Nahuatl

Selected Publications
2009. The Conquest All Over Again: Nahuas and Zapotecs Thinking, Writing, and Painting Spanish Colonialism. Editor, with David Cahill. Sussex: Sussex Academic Press.

2000. “Jesuits, Nahuas, and the Good Death Society in Mexico City, 1710-1767.” Hispanic American Historical Review. 80 (1).

1998. “The First American Valentine: Nahua Courtship and Other Aspects of Family Structuring in Mesoamerica.” Journal of Family History. 23 (4): 341-354.

1997-2005. Codex Chimalpahin. 6 vols. Translator and editor, with Arthur J. O. Anderson (Vol. 1 and 2), James Lockhart and Doris Namala (Vol. 3), and Anne J. Cruz et al. (vol. 6). Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

1992. Chimalpahin and the Kingdoms of Chalco. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses:
HISL 3710 Seminar: The Colonial Heritage of Latin America, HISL.