Quick Facts

  • Her mom is a potter
  • Owns a 16lbs maltipoo
  • Is a WNBA fan!
Scholars@Duke Bio

Dr. Cecilia Márquez

hunt family assistant professor of history

Dr. Cecilia Márquez is the Hunt Family Assistant Professor in History at Duke University and the author of “Making the Latino South: A History of Racial Formation” published by UNC Press in Fall 2023. At Duke, Márquez has worked with several groups of students to create an exhibit on the history of Latinx students at Duke University. Dr. Márquez writes and teaches about the formation of Latinx identity, Latinx social movements, and the importance of region in shaping Latinx identity. Her current research focuses on the history of grassroots conservative Latino activism from the 1970s to the present. Her work has been supported by the Mellon Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

Dr. Márquez was born and raised in Arlington, Virginia, and has lived most of her life in Virginia. Before arriving in Durham, she taught at New York University.

When not teaching or doing research she likes to stay current with too many reality TV shows, watch lots of basketball, and explore Durham and the Triangle area.