Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies main office and building are closed effective 10 Sep, 2020 until further notice. The GWS office can be reached by voicemail at 520-621-7338 or by email at SBS-GWS@email.arizona.edu.

We at the Department of Gender and Women's Studies stand with UA’s Institute for LGBT Studies to “vehemently oppose the continued attack on transgender rights. We stand in solidarity with our trans* family, friends, colleagues, and community and are committed to support movement toward inclusive education in Arizona, which encompasses trans* peoples’ right to participate in sports and athletic teams.”

Ana M Alonso Ph.D.

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

Selected Publications

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.


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Contact Information

Ana M Alonso Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Anthropology Emerita
Telephone: 520-621-2305
Office: Emil W. Haury Anth. Bldg.