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Ana Maria Alonso

Selected Publications

  •  2010   “El Amor, el Sexo y la Chirinola en Casos Legales de Namiquipa, Chihuahua, México.”  In Los Codigos Del Genero: Ley y Practica en el Mexico Contemporaneo, eds. H. Baitenmann, V. Chenaut & A. Varley, Programa Universitario de Estudios de Género, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México.
  • 2008  “Borders, Sovereignty and Racialization.” In Companion to Latin American Anthropolpogy, ed. Deborah Poole, Basil Blackwell.
  • 2008  “Reconsidering Violence: Warfare, Terror and Colonialism in the Making of the United States.  American Quarterly 60(4):1089-1097.
  • 2007   "Mestizaje y Espacio en la Cultura Publica." In Formaciones de indianidad: Articulaciones raciales, mestizaje y nacion en America Latina, ed. Marisol de la Cadena, Envion Editores, Bogota-Lima.
  • 2007  "Love, Sex and Gossip in Mexican Legal Cases from Namiquipa, Chihuahua." In Decoding Gender: Law and Practice in Contemporary Mexico, eds. H. Baitenmann, V. Chenaut & A. Varley, Rutgers University Press.
  • 2005  “Sovereignty, the Spatial Politics of Security, and Gender: Looking North and South From the US-Mexico Border.” In State Formation: Anthropological Perspectives, edited by Christian Krohn-Hansen and Knut G. Nustad. Pluto Pr.
  • 2005   “Territorializing the Nation and ‘Integrating the Indian’: ‘Mestizaje in Mexican Official Discourses and Public Culture;” in Sovereign Bodies: Citizens, Migrants, and States in the Postcolonial World, edited by Thomas Blom Hansen and Finn Stepputat. Princeton

    University Press.

  • 2004    “Politicas de Espacio, Tiempo y Substancias: Nacionalismo y Etnicidad In Las ideas detrás de la etnicidad: Comependio de textos téoricos.  Edited by Manuel Camus.  Antigua, Guatemala: CIRMA.

    2002    "What the Strong Owe to the Weak': Rationality, Domestic Violence and Governmentality in 19th Mexico." In Gender's Place: Feminist Anthropologies of Latin America, eds. R. Montoya, L.J. Frazer, J. Hurtig, Palgrave Press.

  • 1995 Thread Of Blood: Gender, Colonialism and Revolution on Mexico's Northern Frontier. University of Arizona Press (reprinted 1997).

Courses Taught


Areas of Study

Geographic Area of Interest:
Latin America, Mexico, Trans-Atlantic World, U.S.-Mexico border, World-Wide Web

Research Interests

Sociocultural Anthropology, four-field anthropology, social theory, aesthetics, historical anthropology, social memory, oral history, cultural heritage management, semiotics and discourse analysis, materiality, governmentality, violence, law and legal discourse, space and place, gender, sexuality, masculinity, ethnorace, class, nationalism, ethnographic and historical writing, internet ethnography, kinship, family web sites and internet genealogy, genetic genealogy, Latin America, Mexico.

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Contact Information

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Telephone: 520.621.2305
Fax: 520.621.2088
Office: Emil W. Haury Building, Room 304


B.A. Wellesley College, 1978

Ph.D. Chicago, 1988

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