Recent Faculty Publications

Some recent publications by core CLAS-affiliated faculty:

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Babel, A. (2018). Language at the border of the Andes and the Amazon. University of Arizona Press.

Babel, A. (2016). Awareness and Control in Sociolinguistic Research, Ed. Cambridge University Press.

Babel, A. (2016). “Aspirates and ejectives in Quechua-influenced Spanish”, Spanish in Context.

Babel, A. (2016). “Silence as control: Shame and self-consciousness in sociolinguistic positioning”, Awareness and Control in Sociolinguistic Research.

Babel, A. (2016). “Time and reminiscence in contact: Dynamism and stasis in contact-induced change” Spanish in Context.

Cohen, J. (2016). “Internal migration in Oaxaca: its role and value to rural movers." International Journal of Sociology.

Cohen, J. (2016). “Ethnographic Inquiry in the ‘Digitized’ Fields of Madre de Dios, Peru and Oaxaca, Mexico:  Methodological and Ethical Issues." Anthropological Quarterly.

Cohen, J. (2015). Eating Soup without a Spoon: Anthropological Theory and Method in the Real World. University of Texas Press.

Cohen, J. (2011). The Cultures of Migration: The Global Nature of Contemporary Mobility. University of Texas Press.

Crews, D. et al. (2017).  "Resilience and Local Dietary Adaptation in Rural Poland, AD 1000-1400." Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 45:38-52.

Hubbe, M. (2017). “The Application of 3D Geometric Morphometrics and Laser Surface Scanning to Investigate the Standardization of Cranial Vault Modification in the Andes.” Journal of Archaeological Sciences: Reports.+

Hubbe, M. (2017). “Eating out or dining in: Modelling diverse dietary strategies in Middle Period San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.”  Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences.

Hubbe, M. (2016). "The complexity of the First Americans' ritual behavior: Mutilation and temporal transformation among the early Holocene hunter-gatherers of Lapa do Santo, eastern Brazil.” Antiquity.

Kawa, N. (2016). Amazonia in the Anthropocene: People, Soils, Plants, Forests. University of Texas Press.

Kawa, N. (2016). “How Religion, Race, and the Weedy Agency of Plants Shape Amazonian Home Gardens.” Culture, Agriculture, Food & Environment.

Kawa, N. (2015). “Household Agrobiodiversity Management of Amazonian Dark Earths, Oxisols, and Floodplain Soils on the Lower Madeira River, Brazil.” Human Ecology.

Piperata, B. (2017). "Household food insecurity and child health.” Maternal & Child Nutrition.

Piperata, B. (2017). "Conditional Cash Transfers, Food Security and Health: biocultural insights for poverty-alleviation policy from the Brazilian Amazon.” Current Anthropology.

Piperata, B. (2016). "Food insecurity and maternal mental health in Nicaragua: potential limitations on the moderating role of social support.” Social Science & Medicine.

Piperata, B. (2016). “Water quality in Cameroon: Anthropologists have a place in One Health research.” Practicing Anthropology.

Piperata, B. (2016). “Amazonian foods: implications for human biology.” Annals of Human Biology.

Piperata, B. (2016). “Neighborhood diversity of potentially pathogenic bacteria in drinking water from the city of Maroua, Cameroon.” Journal of Water and Health.

Comparative Studies

Borland, K. (2017). “The Columbus-Copapayo Sister-City Collection: A Service Learning/Research Model”, Practicing Anthropology.

Delgadillo, T. (2015). Latina Lives in Milwaukee. Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press.

Delgadillo, T. (2010). Latino/a Literature and African Diaspora. In G. Jarrett (Ed.), A Companion to African American Literature (376-392). Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

Martinez, M. and Aja, A. (2012).“Democratic Rights and Nuyorican Identity in the U.S. Mainland Partido Socialista Puertoriqueño” Latino/a Research Review, Volume 8, Numbers 1-2.

Noyes, D. (2017). Sustaining Interdisciplinary Collaboration: A Guide for the Academy. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Perez, A. (2016). “Re-Reading Cruelty in Silvina Ocampo’s Short Fiction”, Beyond Fantasy: New Readings of Silvina Ocampo. Ed. Patricia Klingenberg and Fernanda Zullo-Ruiz. Suffolk: Tamesis.

Valdez, I., Coleman, M. and Akbar, A. (2016). "Missing in Action: Practice, Paralegality, and the Nature of Immigration Enforcement". In Citizenship Studies.


Aldama, F. (2017). Long Stories Cut Short: Fictions from the Borderlands. University of Arizona Press.

Aldama, F. (2016). The Routledge Companion to Latino/a Pop Culture. Routledge.

Aldama, F. (2014). The Cinema of Robert Rodríguez. University of Texas Press.


Abrego, L., Coleman, M., Menjívar, C., Martínez, D. E., and Slack, J. (2017). Criminal Alienhood 20 Years after the Passage of the Illegal Immigration and Immigration Reform Act of 1996. Journal on Migration and Human Security.

Coleman, M. and Yusoff, K. (2017). Interview with Elizabeth Povinelli: Biopolitics, Geontology, and the Anthropocene. Theory, Culture & Society. DOI: 10.1177/0263276417689900: 1-17

Coleman, M. (2016). Methodology and Identity in Research on Police Practices: Reply to Shah, Williams, and Woodward (American Association of Geographers Conference Plenary Lecture 2015). 

Coleman, M. (2016). State Power in Blue (American Association of Geographers Conference Plenary Lecture 2015). Political Geography. Vol 51 (1): 76-86.

Ettlinger, N. (2016). “Open innovation and its discontents.” Geoforum.

Ettlinger, N. (2016). “The governance of crowdsourcing: rationalities of the new exploitation.” Environment and Planning.

Ettlinger, N. (2015). “Post/neo/liberalism in relational perspective.” Political Geography.

Ettlinger, N. (2014). “The openness paradigm." New Left Review.

Maas, Dv.L., R. Lal, K. Coleman, A. Montenegro and W.A. Dick. (2017). Modeling Soil Organic Carbon in Corn-based Systems in Ohio, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 72, 191-204.

Madsen, K. (2016). “Robert Frost’s ambivalence: Borders and boundaries in poetic and political discourse.” Political Geography.

Madsen, K. (2015). “Graffiti, art, and advertising: re-scaling claims to space at the edges of the nation-state.” Geopolitics.

Madsen, K. (2014). “Contextualizing cultural landscapes and political geography with montage.” you are here.

Mark, B.G. and A. Fernandez (2017).  The significance of mountain glaciers as sentinels of climate and environmental change. Geography Compass 11(6)

Mark, B.G., N. Stansell and G. Zeballos (2017). The last deglaciation of Peru and Bolivia. Cuadernos de Investigación Geográfica (Geographical Research Letters).

McSweeney, K. (2016). "Conditional cash transfers, food security and health: biocultural insights for poverty-alleviation policy from the Brazilian Amazon.” Current Anthropology.

McSweeney, K. (2015). “Environmental politics after nature: conflicting socioecological futures.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers.

McSweeney, K. (2014). “Drug policy as conservation policy: narco-deforestation." Science.

McSweeney, K. (2014). “Using economic geography to reinvigorate land change science.” Geoforum.

Montenegro, A., R. Callaghan and S.M. Fitzpatrick (2016). Using Seafaring Simulations and Shortest Hop Trajectories to Model the Prehistoric Colonization of Remote Oceania, 2016, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113, 12685-12690.

Mosley-Thompson, E. (2014). “Investigating the preservation of nitrate isotopic composition in a tropical ice core from the Quelccaya Ice Cap, Peru”, J. Geophys

Valdez, I., Coleman, M. and Akbar, A. (2017). Missing in Action: Practice, Para-Legality and the Nature of Immigration Enforcement. Citizenship Studies. DOI: 10.1080/13621025.2016.1277980


Blake, S. (Forthcoming). The Invention of the Nordestino: Race, Region, and the State, 1850-1945.

Dueñas, A. (2016).  “Cabildos de Naturales en el Ocaso Colonial: jurisdicción, posesión y defensa del espacio étnico.” Histórica.

Dueñas, A. (2015). “The Lima Indian Letrados: Remaking the ´República de Indios’ in the Bourbon Andes.” In Indigenous Liminalities: Actors and Translators of Colonial Culture in Native Key, Special Issue, The Americas.

Marino, K. (2017). “U.S. Empire, 1820-2004: United States Women Shape Political Culture in the Panama Canal Zone, 1903-1975,” in Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires since 1820, Alexandria Street Press.

Marino, K. (2016). “Review: Pan American Women: U.S. Internationalists and Revolutionary Mexico by Megan Threlkeld,” Pacific Historical Review.

Marino, K. (2016). “Review of The Rise of Women’s Transnational Activism: Identity and Sisterhood Between the World Wars by Marie Sandell.” Women and Social Movements International.

Marino, K. (2014). “El movimiento feminista en la Zona del Canal.” La Prensa.

Parker, G. (2014). Imprudent King: A New Life of Phillip II. Yale University Press.

Parker, G. (2013). The Global Crisis: War, Climate, and Catastrophe in the 17th Century. Yale University Press.

Smith, S. (2017). The Power and Politics of Art in Post-revolutionary Mexico. UNC Press.

History of Art

Hamann, B. (2017). “An Artificial Mind in Mexico City”, Grey Room 67.

Hamann, B. (2015). The Translations of Nebrija: Language, Culture, and Circulation in the Early Modern World. Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.

Hamann, B. (2013). “Object, Image, Cleverness: The Lienzo de Tlaxcala.” Art History.


Babel, A. (2018). Language at the border of the Andes and the Amazon. University of Arizona Press.

Babel, A. (2016). Awareness and Control in Sociolinguistic Research, Ed. Cambridge University Press.

Babel, A.  (2016). “Aspirates and ejectives in Quechua-influenced Spanish.” Spanish in Context.

Grinstead, J. (2016). “Introduction. Language acquisition and cognitive science at the crossroads.” Probus.

Grinstead, J. (2016). “Prototypical Tense-Aspect Alignment and the Tense Deficit in the Spontaneous Speech of Spanish-Speaking Children With SLI.” Probus.

Grinstead, J. (2016). “The Development of Clause Structure”, In J. Lidz, W. Snyder & J. Pater (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Linguistics. Oxford University Press.

Martinez, G. (2013). Public health and the politics of Spanish in early 20th century Texas. In J. Del Valle (Ed.) 

Martinez, G. (2013). A Political History of Spanish: The Making of a Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

Martinez, G. (2012). Política e ideología del lenguaje en la atención sanitaria para hispanohablantes en los Estados Unidos. In D. Dumitrescu (Ed.) El español en los Estados Unidos ¿E pluribus unum? New York: Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española, pp. 233-250.

Schwenter, S. (2017). “Entrenchment and Persistence in Language Change: the Spanish Past Subjunctive.” Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory.

Schwenter, S. (2016). “Meaning and Interaction in Spanish Independent si-clauses.” Languages Sciences, 58.

Schwenter, S. (2013). “Pragmatics and variationist sociolinguistics”, Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics, ed. by Robert Bayley, Richard Cameron, and Ceil Lucas. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Tonhauser, J. (2017). “The distribution of implicit arguments in Paraguayan Guaraní”, in Estigarribia, B. (ed.) Guaraní Linguistics in the 21st Century. Leiden: Brill Publishing. 

Tonhauser, J. (2017). “The Best Question: Explaining the projection behavior of factive verbs.” Discourse Processes.

Tonhauser, J. (2017). “Questions Under Discussion: Where information structure meets projective content.” Annual Review of Linguistics. 

Tonhauser, J. (2015). “Contextual information and the prosodic realization of focus: A cross-linguistic comparison.” Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience.

Political Science

Bowen, R. (2017). The Achilles Heel of Democracy: Judicial Autonomy and the Rule of Law in Central America. Cambridge University Press.

Bowen, R. (2013). “Judicial Autonomy in Central America: A Typological Argument” Political Research Quarterly.

Bowen, R. (2010). “International Imposition and Transmission of Democracy and Rule of Law: Lessons from Central America” in Globalizing Justice: Critical Perspectives on Transnational Norms and the Cross-Border Migration of Legal Norms, eds. Michael Tolley, Donald Jackson, Mary Volcansek. SUNY University Press.

Brooks, S. (2016). “Natural Resources and Economic Development in Brazil.” In New Order and Progress: Development and Democracy in Brazil, Ed., Ben Ross Schneider. Oxford University Press.

Brooks, S. (2015). “Social Protection for the Poorest: The Adoption of Conditional Cash Transfers in the Global South” Politics & Society.

Brooks, S. (2014). "Categories, Creditworthiness and Contagion: How Investors’ Shortcuts Affect Sovereign Debt Markets" International Studies Quarterly.

Kurtz, M. (2016). “Oil and Democracy: Endogenous Natural Resources and the Political “Resource Curse.” International Organization.

Kurtz, M. (2013). Latin American State Building in Comparative Perspective: Social Foundations of Institutional Order. Cambridge University Press.

Kurtz, M. (2012). “Capturing State Strength: Experimental and Econometric Approaches.” Revista de Ciencia Política.

Kurtz, M. (2012). “Paths of Policy Diffusion: When and How Diffusion Shapes Financial Globalization in Latin America” with Sarah Brooks, International Organization.

Valdez, I. (2016). Missing in Action: Practice, Paralegality, and the Nature of Immigration Enforcement". In Citizenship Studies [with Mat Coleman and Amna Akbar.

Valdez, I. (2016). "Punishment, Race, and the Organization of Immigration Exclusion." In Political Research Quarterly.

Valdez, I. (2012). "Reel Latinas? Race, Gender, and Asymmetric Recognition in Contemporary Film", In Politics, Groups, and Identities.


Frank, R. and Redstoke Akresh, I. (2013).“Social Patterning in Body Mass Index (BMI) Among Contemporary Immigrant Groups: the Emergence of a Gradient.” Demography. 50 (3): 993-1012.

Frank, R. et al. (2012).  “U.S. Migration, Translocality, and the Acceleration of the Nutrition Transition in Mexico.”  Annals of the Association of American Geographers.

Schmeer, K. et al. (2015). “Maternal Resources and Household Food Security: Evidence from Nicaragua.” Public Health Nutrition, 18 (16): 2915-2924.

Schmeer, K. et al. (2015). “Educational Attainment and Timing to First Union across Three Generations of Mexican Women." Population Research and Policy Review, 34:417-435

Spanish and Portuguese

Barra Costa, I. (2017). Mnemonic Maps of the Afro-Brazilian Diaspora. Forthcoming with Diasporic Africa Press.

Barra Costa, I. (2013). Passo da Guanxuma: Contactos culturales entre Brasil y Argentina. Isis Costa McElroy and Eduardo Muslip, eds. Buenos Aires: Editorial Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, 239pp.

Burgoyne, J. (2009). El libro binario. Papers of the Medieval Hispanic Research Seminar (2009).

Burgoyne, J. (2009). “Fragments of Flowers:  Flores de filosofía in Early Modern Spain and the Scribal Revision of El Conde Lucanor”. La corónica

Corona, I. (2016). “The Cultural Location/s of (U.S.) Latin Rock”, The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Media. Eds. M.E. Cepeda, D.I. Casillas. Routledge.

Corona, I. (2016). “The Trans-Pacific Imagination among the Later Modernistas and the Imagined Possibility of East-South Collaboration”, Trans-Pacific Encounters: Asia and the Hispanic World. Ed. K. Hagimoto. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Corona, I. (2016). “Representación, espontaneísmo y la nueva esfera pública. El caso de #YoSoy132”, Del Internet a las calles: #YoSoy132, una opción alternativa de hacer política. Ed. R.D. Hernández. ContraCorrientes.

Costigan, L. (2010). Through Cracks in the Wall: Modern Inquisitions and Letrados New Christians in the Iberian Atlantic World, Leiden/Boston:.Brill Academic Publishers.The Atlantic World Series: Europe, Africa and the Americas.

Davis, E. (2014). “From the Mare Nostrum to the Mar Océano and Back: Oceanic Studies, Mediterranean Studies, and the Place of Poetry.” Caliope 19, No. 1, 198-218

Davis, E. (2005). On teaching early modern Hispanic poetry: Reflections and Remembrances.” Caliope 11.2, 45-57. Invited article.  

Del Sarto, A. (2013). Los estudios culturales latinoamericanos y la academia estadounidense en el siglo XXI”, alter/nativas: latin america cultural studies journal, editor.

Del Sarto, A. (2012). "Globalización, violencia y afectividad en Ciudad Juárez." Mabel Moraña and Ignacio Sánchez Prado eds. El lenguaje de las emociones. Afecto y cultura en América Latina. Madrid: Vervuert.

Del Sarto, A. (2012). "Los afectos en los estudios culturales latinoamericanos: Cuerpos y subjetividades en Ciudad Juárez." Cuadernos de literatura 31.

Diaz, Jose O. (2014). Relationship building one step at a time: Case studies of successful faculty-librarian partnerships” portal: Libraries and the Academy.

Foulis, E. (2017). “Oral History in the Digital Era: Oral Narratives of Latin@s in Ohio”, Journal of  Imagining America.

Foulis, E. (2014). “Teaching Cristina Garcia’s novels”, in Latino/a Literature in the Classroom Twenty-first-century approaches to teaching, Frederick Luis Aldama, Ed. Routledge.

Martinez-Cruz, P. (2017). Food Fight! Millennial Mestizaje and the Dilemmas of Ethical Eating. University of Arizona Press, forthcoming.

Martinez-Cruz, P. (2016). “Farmworker to Table Mexican: Decolonizing Haute Cuisine” in The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture, ed. Frederick Luis Aldama (239-255).

Martinez-Cruz, P. (2015). “Performance Pedagogy in the Latino Literature Classroom: Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s La Pocha Nostra” in Latino/a Literature in the Classroom, ed. Frederick Luis Aldama (159-167).

Nibert, H. & Abbott, A. (2015). Día a día. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Nibert, H. et al. (2015). ¡Arriba! Comunicación y cultura. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Nibert, H. (2012). Student Activities Manual for ¡Arriba! Comunicación y cultura, Sixth Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Pereira, P. (2013). Filósofos de Trazer por Casa: Cenários da Apropriação da Filosofia em Almeida Garrett, Eça de Queirós e Machado de Assis. Book manuscript. University of Coimbra Press [Coimbra, Portugal] and forthcoming at Annablume [São Paulo, Brazil], Fall 2013. 

Pereira, P. (2013). “An East, east of the East’: Eça de Queirós, Fernando Pessoa’s Álvaro de Campos and the Scope of Portuguese Orientalism.” Ellipsis 11.

Podalsky, L. (2016). “Ponerse al día: los jóvenes y el cine argentino contemporáneo”, Cine argentino contemporáneo: visiones y discursos, Bernhard Chappuzeau y Christian von Tschilschke, eds. (Amsterdam: Iberoamericana/Vervuert).

Podalsky, L. (2016). “Aesthetics of Detachment”, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies.

Podalsky, L. (2016). “El cine, el rock, la televisión y las culturas juveniles en los 1960s en la Argentina”, Actas del V Congreso Internacional de AsAECA, Universidad de Quilmes, Buenos Aires.

Podalsky, L. (2015). "Introduction”, In David Sheinin, Ed. Sports Culture in Latin American History.

Podalsky, L. (2014). “Of Monstrous Masses and Hybrid Heroes: del Toro’s English-language films”, In Ann Davies, Deborah Shaw, and Dolores Tierney, Eds. Transnational Fantasies of Guillermo del Toro, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Trigo, A. (2015). “Las tramas de la memoria/The Threads of Memory/As tramas da memória”, Co-edited with Teresa Basile. alter/nativas 5

Trigo, A. (2012). Crisis y transfiguración de los estudios culturales latinoamericanos, Santiago: Editorial Cuarto Propio.

Trigo, A. (2008). "No hay viaje sin fronteras." In Ignacio Mendiola and Antonio Montesino, eds. Relatos y prácticas de viaje. Taller de antropología social de La Ortiga. La Ortiga.

Unzueta, F. (2015). "National Novels and the Emergence of the Public Sphere in Latín America”, Cultural Transformations of the Public Sphere. Eds. Bernd Fischer and May Mergenthaler, Bern: Peter Lang.

Unzueta, F. (2013). “Novelas fundacionales: americanismo, nacionalismo, regionalismo.” Bolivian Research Review.

Unzueta, F. (2010). “Los discursos de la independencia y su ambigua modernidad,” De independencias y revoluciones, Santiago, LOM

Viscarri, D. (2005). Traces of Contamination: Unearthing the Franco Legacy in Contemporary Spanish Discourse. Eloy Merino and H. Rosi Song, Eds., Lewisburg: Bucknell UP.

Voigt, L. (2017). “Festive Soundscapes in Colonial Potosí and Minas Gerais.” Beyond Sight: Iberian Empires and the Other Senses. Ed. Ryan Giles and Steve Wagschal. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Voigt, L. (2016). Spectacular Wealth: The Festivals of Colonial South American Mining Towns. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.

Voigt, L. (2015). “Illustrating Brazil in Sixteenth-Century Antwerp.” Revue Le Verger – bouquet VIII (September 2015): 1-18.

Women's Studies

Latorre, G. (2016). ¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/Chicano Murals Under Siege, Angel City Press.

Latorre, G. (2015). Walls of Empowerment: Indigenist Murals of California, UT Austin Press.

Latorre, G. (2014). “Installation Art, Transnationalism, and the Chinese-Chicano Experience.” The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture, Routledge.

Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

Gonzalez-Vega, C. (2017). “Las Microfinanzas en la profundización del sistema financiero: El Case do Bolivia” El Trimestre Económico.

Gonzalez-Vega, C. (2016). “Financial Development and Growth Volatility: Time Series Evidence for Mexico and the United States”

Gonzalez-Vega, C. (2008). "Strategic Alliances for Scale and Scope Economies: Lessons from FADES in Bolivia” in Expanding the Frontier in Rural Finance.

Miranda, M. et al. (2015). “A Heterogeneous Agent Model of Credit-Linked Index Insurance and Farm Technology Adoption.” Journal of Development Economics 116(5):199-211. 

Miranda, M. et al. (2012). “Index Insurance for Developing Countries.” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 34(3):391–427. 

Miranda, M.. and Gonzalez-Vega, C. (2011). “Systemic Risk, Index Insurance, and Optimal Management of Agricultural Loan Portfolios in Developing Countries.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 93(2):399–406. 

Southgate, D. et al. (2014). Top Banana:  Tropical Entrepreneurs, Transnational Firms, Globalized Fruit.  Philadelphia:  University of Pennsylvania Press.

Southgate, D. et al. (2011). The World Food Economy, Second Edition.  New York:  Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

Southgate, d. et al. (2010). “Economic Progress, Agricultural Development, and Environmental Conservation:  The Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa,” in T. Napier (ed.), Human Dimensions of Soil and Water Conservation.  Hauppauge:  Nova Science Publishers.. 

Natural Resources

Lobao, L. (2017). “Civil Society and Intergovernmental Collaboration for Community Development.” Economic Development Quarterly.

Lobao, L. (2016). “The Sociology of Subnational Development: Conceptual and Empirical Foundations”, in Gregory Hooks (editor) The Handbook of Development Sociology, University of California Press.

Lobao, L. (2016). “Spatial Inequality and Rural Areas”, in David Brown and Mark Shucksmith (editors) International Handbook of Rural Sociology, Routledge.