Cony Márquez

Cony Márquez
Center of Southwest Studies Doctoral Fellow

Areas of Expertise

  • Cultural History
  • Gender Studies
  • Mexican Military History
  • Art History
  • Ethnomusicology


  • Ph.D. Doctoral Candidate, Latin American History, Minors in Musicology and Art History, University of Arizona, 2019.
  • M.A., Art History, National University of Mexico -UNAM.
  • B.A., History. Licenciatura en Historia, Universidad de Guanajuato.


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About Cony Márquez

Ph.D. Candidate María Concepción Márquez Sandoval (Cony Márquez) will soon be defending her dissertation Voices of Women in the Mexican Army: 1936-2018, a study based in several interviews to first generation female officers that documents the transformation within the traditionally secluded Mexican Army that since 2007 has allowed women into the Military Academy, Military Police, Air Force and the School of Superior Studies broadening their access to higher ranks including the unprecedented option to become Secretary of Defense. Her dissertation also includes the role of army wives in their husband’s careers, particularly high rank officers, through life stories and official sources. Cony Marquez will be giving a lecture about her dissertation on Wednesday, October 16th at the Center for Southwest Studies where she will also work in several projects from photography to translation of 19th century documents or great interest in the history of our region.


Historical Appendix on Cristero’s War for: Francis McCullagh. Red Mexico. Reconquista Press, U.K, 2019.

2018: The Observatory for Equality between Women and Men in the Mexican Army and Air Force: Guardian of Gender Equality. MCU Marine Corps University Press-Journal Special Issue.

Summer of 2015: “Cristero War” and “Building of the pyramids of the Sun and Moon in Mesoamerica” for the encyclopedia: Great Events in Religion: An Encyclopedia of Pivotal Events in Religious History. [3 volumes]. Andrew Holt and Florin Curta (coordinators).ABC-CLIO, November, 2016.

Fall 2014: Papel Picado for the encyclopedia: Iconic Mexico [2 volumes]: An Encyclopedia from Acapulco to Zócalo. Eric Zolov (editor).  ABC-CLIO, August 2015.

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