Date of Award

Summer 8-8-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Mary J. Roldán

Second Advisor

Manu Bhagavan

Academic Program Adviser

Jonathan Rosenberg


The Catholic Church’s focus on human rights in the years following the Second Vatican Council led to increased political activity amongst the clergy in socially stratified El Salvador. This development, in turn, led to a breakdown in relations between the Church and the Salvadoran State



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