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Mark Lentz
  • Graduate Fellow 2007-2008
  • Department of History
    115 Hebert Hall
    Tulane University
    New Orleans, LA 70118


Mark Lentz received in Latin American history from Tulane University in 2008. He wrote dissertation, “Murder in Merida, 1792: Factions, Violence and the Law in Colonial Yucatan” under the direction of Professor Susan Schroeder. His research interests include indigenous and Creole interaction in colonial Yucatan, the Atlantic world, Maya epigraphy, religion in colonial America, and migration research.

In 2005-2006 he was the recipient of a Fulbright Award for graduate research in Spain’s Archivo General de las Indias, Seville, and the Archivo Historico Nacional, Madrid.

In 2008 Dr. Lentz accepted a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of History in the Department of History and Geography at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.