Mark Sanchez is a Ph.D. candidate in History and Asian American Studies at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is currently completing a dissertation on the transnational opposition to the Marcos dictatorship in the Philippines (1965-1986). In the dissertation he examines grassroots invocations of human rights, ecumenism, and international law in order to illuminate the relationship between local activism and international solidarity movements in a pro-democratic context.
Mark has taught courses on Race and Immigration, the Cold War, and Global History at University of Illinois as well as with the Education Justice Project. His research has been supported by the University of Illinois, the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, and the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.