About Ana M Alonso Ph.D.
Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Chicago, 1988
esearch interests: socio-cultural anthropology; historical anthropology; social theory; feminist theory; culture and power; ethnography as a genre; gender, ethnicity and class; colonial and post-colonial societies; peasant movements; historical memory; resistance and revolution; state-formation; nationalism; frontier/borders.
area studies courses: Gender and Social Identity, History of Anthropological Theory, Culture and Power, Nationalism, Transnationalism and Ethnicity, Cultural Anthropology
Alonso, A. Forthcoming. “Mestizaje in Public Space: Aesthetic Statism in Postrevolutionary Mexico.” In Race, Mestizaje and Neo-Liberalism in Latin America, ed. Laura Gotkowitz. Durham: Duke University Press.
Alonso, A. 2005. Sovereignty, the Spatial Politics of Security, and Gender: Looking North and South from the U.S.-Mexico Border. In State Formations: Anthropological Perspectives, eds. Christian Krohn-Hansen and Knut Nustad. London: Pluto.
Alonso, A. 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, eds. Thomas Blom Hansen and Finn Stepputat. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Alonso, A. 2003. “What the Strong Owe to the Weak”: Rationality, Cosmetic Violence and Govermentality in Nineteenth Century Mexico.” In Gender’s Place: Feminist Anthropologies of Latin America, eds. Rosario Montoya, Lessie Jo Frazer and Janise Hurtig. Houndsmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan Press.