Elizabeth Oglesby is Associate Professor of Geography and Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona. She has worked in Guatemala since 1986, conducting research on the aftermath of
counterinsurgency in Maya regions, and on post-war politics and development. She is a former editor of Central America Report (Guatemala City), and former Associate Editor of Report on the Americas (North
American Congress on Latin America, New York). From 1997-1999, she was a researcher with the Guatemalan Commission for Historical Clarification
(Truth Commission), and in April 2013 she was an expert witness in the genocide trial of former General Efraín Ríos Montt. She is co-editor of The Guatemala Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Duke University Press,2011), as well as numerous articles on Latin American development politics, historical memory, and transitional justice.