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