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Selected Recent Publications by UO Latin Americanists (2008-present)


Carlos Aguirre, La ciudad y los perros. Biografía de una novela (Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2015).

Julie M. Weise, Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015)


Pedro García-Caro – After the Nation: Postnational Satire in the Works of Carlos Fuentes and Thomas Pynchon (Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 2014)

Pedro García-Caro – Aura y la teoría narrativa de Carlos Fuentes” En breve: la novela corta en México. Ed. por Anadeli Bencomo y Cecilia Eudave. (Guadalajara: Universidad de Guadalajara, 2014), 143-157.

Monique Balbuena– “When the Eye Meets the World: Reading Subjectivity in Two Poems by Carlos Drummond de Andrade.” Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies, n.26, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth/University Press of New England, Mar 2014, pp. 127-141.


Carlos Aguirre, “Tinterillos, Indians, and the State: Towards a History of Legal Intermediaries in Post-Independence Peru,” in Stefan B. Kirmse, ed., One Law for All? Western models and Local Practices in (Post-) Imperial Contexts (Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, 2012), pp. 119-151.

Monique R. Balbuena, “Ladino in Latin America: An Old Language in the New World.” In Margalit Bejarano and Edna Aizenberg (orgs.).Contemporary Sephardic Identity in the Americas: An Interdisciplinary Approach. (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2012), pp. 161-183.

Monique Balbuena, “Judeo-Spanish Texts in Latin American Genres: Language Revival and National Identity in Contemporary Argentina.” Selected Papers from the Fifteenth British Conference on Judeo-Spanish Studies, ed. Hilary Pomeroy, Christopher J. Pountain and Elena Romero (London: Department of Iberian and Latin American Studies, Queen Mary, University of London, 2012), pp. 37-49.

Monique Balbuena and Adriana Brodsky, eds. “Jewish Latin American Identity and Cultural Production,” Special issue, Journal of Jewish Identities 5:1 (January 2012).


Carlos Aguirre, “Terruco de m… Insulto y estigma en la guerra sucia peruana,” Histórica (Lima), XXXV, 1 (2011), pp. 103-139.

Monique Balbuena, “Athens, Salonika abd Israel in Margalit Matiiahu’s Poetry.” Cadernos de Língua e Literatura Hebraica n.9. São Paulo: FFLCH-USP, 2011, pp. 67-79..

Mark Carey, “Inventing Caribbean Climates: How Science, Medicine, and Tourism Changed Tropical Weather from Deadly to Healthy,”Osiris 26, no. 1 (2011): 129-141.

Juan Armando Epple and Edson Faundez, eds. La casa del poeta no tiene llave. La poesía de Omar Lara. Puebla, México:Territorio poético/Circulo de Poesía, 2011.

Pedro García-Caro, “Las minas del Rey Fernando: plata, oro, y la barbarie española en la retórica independentista hispanoamericana,”Anales de Literatura Hispanoamericana, Vol. 40, 2011, 39-59.

Leonardo García-Pabón (editor), Juana Manuela Gorriti, Narrativa andina. Selección, introducción y notas de Leonardo García-Pabón. La Paz: Plural Editores, 2011.

Spike Gildea, La famille carib (trans by F. Queixalós).  Dictionaire des langues, ed. by Emiliio Bonvini, Joëlle Busuttil, & Alain Peyraube, 1441-1447. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2011.

Amalia Gladhart, Beyond the Islands.  Translation of Más allá de las islas (novel), by Alicia Yánez Cossío. New Orleans: U. of New Orleans P, 2011.

Amalia Gladhart, “Los desafíos de la traducción: La narrativa ecuatoriana en inglés.” Panorámica actual de la cultura ecuatoriana. Ed. Rocío Durán-Barba. Quito: Allpamanda, 2011. 131-40.

Edward M. Olivos, Jiménez-Castellanos, O. & Ochoa, A.M. (Eds.) Bicultural parent engagement: Operationalizing advocacy and empowerment. New York: Teachers College Press, 2011.

Edward M. Olivos, “Authentic engagement with bicultural parents and communities: The role of school leaders.” In S. Auerbach. (Ed.).School leadership for authentic family and community partnerships: Research perspectives for transforming practice. New York: Routledge Press, 2011.

Edward M. Olivos, “Bicultural education and teacher preparation.” In A. Darder. Culture and power in the classroom: Educational foundations for the schooling of bicultural students (2nd Edition). Herndon, VA: Paradigm Publishers, 2011.

Edward M. Olivos & Quintana, C.E., “Activating the voices of Chicano parents in the public schools. In M. Berta-Avila, A. Tijerina-Revilla & J. López-Figueroa. (Eds.). Marching students: Chicana/o identity and the politics of education 1968 and the present. Reno, NV: University of Nevada Press, 2011.

Amanda Powell, Baroque Flair: Seventeenth-century European Sapphic Poetry.” Humanist studies & the Digital Age, 1 (e-journal, February 2011; ISSN 2158-3846).

Lynn Stephen, “Murallas y fronteras: El desplazamiento de la relación entre Estados Unidos – México y las comunidades transfronterizas,” Cuadernos de Antropología Social , Julio 2011. UBA, Buenos Aires.

Lynn Stephen, “The Rights to Speak and to be Heard: Women’s Interpretations of Rights Discourses in the Oaxaca Social Movement.” InGender at the Limits of Rights, Dorothy Hodgson (ed). Philadelphia: Penn University Press, 2011, pp. 161-179.

Carlos Aguirre, “La experiencia de la prisión,” Libros & Artes, 46-47, April 2011, Special Issue on “The Fiction of José María Arguedas.”


Mark Carey, In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers: Climate Change and Andean Society (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010).

Mark Carey, “Commodities, Colonial Science, and Environmental Change in Latin American History,” Radical History Review 107 (Spring 2010): 185-194.

Juan Armando Epple, Para leerte mejor. Short stories. Santiago: Editorial Mosquito, 2010.

Spike Gildea and Flávia Castro Alves, “Nominative-Absolutive: Counter-Universal Split Ergativity in Jê and Cariban.” Ergativity in Amazonia, ed. by Spike Gildea and Francesc Queixalós, 159-199.  Typological Studies in Language. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2010.

Spike Gildea and Ana Vilacy Galucio (eds). Historical Linguistics in Amazonia, special issue of International Journal of American Linguistics 76.4, 2010.

Spike Gildea, Berend Hoff and Sérgio Meira, “The story of *ô in the Cariban family.” Fieldwork and linguistic analysis in Indigenous languages of the Americas, ed. by Berez, Andrea L., Daisy Rosenblum & Jean Mulder. Language Documentation & Conservation Special Publication No. 2, 91-123, 2010.

Spike Gildea and Francesc Queixalós (eds), Ergativity in AmazoniaTypological Studies in Language, v. 89. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Press, 2010.

Meira, Sérgio, Spike Gildea and Berend Hoff, “On the Origin of Ablaut in the Cariban family.”  Historical Linguistics in South America, ed. by Spike Gildea and Vilacy Galucio.  Special issue of the International Journal of American Linguistics 76: 477–515, 2010.

Queixalós, Francesc and Spike Gildea,”Manifestations of Ergativity in Amazonia.” Ergativity in Amazonia, ed. by Spike Gildea and Francesc Queixalós, 1-25.  Typological Studies in Language, v. 89. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2010.

Amalia Gladhart, “Entre la pérdida y la percepción: posibilidades escénicas” Repertório: Teatro & Dança (Salvador de Bahia, Brasil).13.14 (2010): 9-12.

Amalia Gladhart, “El teatro ecuatoriano reciente: la migración en escena.”  Paradigmas recientes en las artes escénicas latinas y latinoamericanas / Current Trends in Latino and Latin American Performing Arts. Ed. Beatriz J. Rizk. Miami: Ediciones Universal, 2010. 97-109.

Michelle McKinley, “Such Unsightly Unions Could Never Result in Holy Matrimony”: Mixed-Status Marriages in Seventeenth-Century Colonial Lima,” Yale Journal of Law and Humanities, 22:2 (2010), pp. 217-55.

Lise Nelson and Peter Nelson, “The global rural: Gentrification and linked migration in the rural USA,” Progress in Human Geography, 2010

Edward M. Olivos & Mendoza, M., “Immigration and educational inequality: Examining Latino immigrant parents’ engagement in U.S. public schools.” Journal of Immigration and Refugee Studies, 8(3), 2010, 339–357.

Edward M. Olivos, Gallagher, R. & Aguilar, J. , “Fostering collaboration with culturally and linguistically diverse families of children with moderate to severe disabilities.” Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 20(1), 2010, 28–40.

Lynn Stephen, “Testimony and Human Rights Violations in Oaxaca,” Latin American Perspectives 38(6): 52-68, November, 2011.

Lynn Stephen, “Karen Brodkin and the Study of Social Movements: Lessons for the Social Movement of Oaxaca, Mexico,” Critique of Anthropology, 30(1): 1-29, 2010.

Reuben Zahler, “Liberal Justice: Judicial Reform in Venezuela’s Courts, 1786-1850,” Hispanic American Historical Review, 90:3 (August 2010).

Carlos Aguirre and Charles Walker, eds. In Search of an Inca. Identity and Utopia in the Andes, by Alberto Flores Galindo (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010).


Monique Balbuena, “Incorporating Ladino Latin American Texts in Jewish Latin American Studies Courses.” Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 28, 1 (2009): 127-132.

Monique Balbuena, “Dibaxu: A Comparative Analysis of Clarisse Nicoïdski’s and Juan Gelman’s Bilingual Poetry.” Romance Studies 27, 4 (2009): 296-310.

Monique Balbuena, “Children of the Americas: Negotiating Languages and Identities in the U.S.,” in Eduardo de Faria Coutinho, ed. Beyond Binarisms–Identities in Process: Studies in Comparative Literature. (Rio de Janeiro: Aeroplano, 2009), 161-167.

Cecilia Enjuto Rangel, “Baudelaire y Cernuda: un recorrido por las ruinas de la ciudad moderna,” in Escribir la ciudad. Eds. Maribel Ortiz and Vanessa Vilches. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Fragmento Imán, 2009.

Cecilia Enjuto Rangel, “La guerra civil española: entre fantasmas, monstruos y faunos,” in España en armas: Cultura de guerras / Guerra de culturas, Guest Ed. Antonio Gómez López-Quiñones, Vanderbilt e-Journal of Luso-Hispanic Studies, Vol 5, 2009.

Juan Armando Epple, Entre mar y cordillera. Conversaciones sobre la nueva canción chilena (Concepción, Chile: Ediciones LAR, 2009).

Juan Armando EppleAproximaciones al neopolicial latinoamericano (Concepción, Chile: Ediciones LAR, 2009).

Juan Armando Epple and Osvaldo Rodríguez, eds. Los mundos de la minificcion. Actas de las Jornadas Internacionales de Minificcion, (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, 2008. Valencia, Spain: Advuana Vieja, 2009).

Michelle McKinley, “Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Legal Activism & Ecclesiastical Courts in Colonial Lima, 1593-1700,” Law and History Review, 28:3 (2009).

Michelle McKinley, “Conviviality, Cosmopolitan Citizenships and Hospitality,” Unbound: Harvard Law Journal of the Legal Left, (2009).

Nelson, Peter, Ahn Wei Lee,* and Lise Nelson, “Linking baby boomer migration and Hispanic migration into rural America: A multi-scaled approach.” Population, Space and Place, 15: 277-293, 2009.

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. The Answer/La respuesta. Scholarly introduction, translations, and annotations by Electa Arenal and Amanda Powell. (New York: Feminist Press at CUNY. Second revised and expanded edition 2009).

Mujeres alborotadas: Early Modern and Colonial Women’s Cultural Production. Edited and Introduction by Amanda Powell and Stacey Schlau. Letras Femeninas 35 (Special issue). 2009.

Amanda Powell, “Revisiting the Querelle in María de San José Salazar and Juana Inés de la Cruz: Inciting Disturbances of Patriarchy.”Letras Femeninas (35). 2009.

Lynn Stephen, “Karen Brodkin and the Study of Social Movements: Lessons for the Social Movement of Oaxaca, Mexico,” Critique of Anthropology, 29 (4): 1-27, 2009.

Lynn Stephen, “Expanding the Borderlands: Recent Studies on the U.S.-Mexico Border,”Latin American Research Review 44 (1): 266-277, 2009.

Lynn Stephen, “Women and Social Movements in Transborder Communities: Mexico and The United States,” In Rural Social Movements in Latin America, Carmen Diana Deere and Frederick S. Royce, eds. (Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2009), pp. 291-320.

Analisa Taylor, Indigeneity in the Mexican Cultural Imagination. Thresholds of Belonging (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2009).

Reuben Zahler, “Complaining Like a Liberal: Redefining Law, Justice, and Official Misconduct in Venezuela, 1790-1850,” The Americas, Volume 65, Number 3, January 2009, pp. 351-374.

Carlos Aguirre, “¿De quién son estas memorias? El archivo de la Comisión de la Verdad y Reconciliación del Perú,” Jahrbuch für Geschichte Lateinamerikas (Köln, Germany), Vol. 46, pp. 135-165, 2009.

Carlos Aguirre, “Cárcel y sociedad en América Latina: 1800-1940,” in Eduardo Kingman Garcés, ed. Historia social urbana. Espacios y flujos (Quito: FLACSO, 2009).

Published in Portuguese as “Cárcere e sociedade na América Latina, 1800-1940,” in Clarissa Nunes Maia, Flávio de Sá Neto, Marcos Costa and Marcos Luiz Bretas, eds.História das Prisões no Brasil, 2 vols. (Rio de Janeiro: Editora Rocco, 2009).

Carlos Aguirre, “Hegemonía,” in Mónica Szurmuk and Robert McKee Irwin, eds.,Diccionario de Estudios Culturales Latinoamericanos(Mexico City: Instituto Mora/Siglo XXI Editores).


Robert Haskett, “Dying for Conversion: Faith, Obedience, and the Tlaxcalan Boy Martyrs in New Spain,” Colonial Latin American Review, Volume 17, Issue 2, December 2008, pp. 185 – 212 [Winner of the 2009 Conference on Latin American History Prize for an article of distinction on Latin American history]

Gabriela MartínezLatin American Telecommunications: Telefónica Conquest (Lexington Books, 2008).

Lise Nelson, “Espacio y etnografía en un contexto globalizado.” [Space and Ethnography in a Globalized Context] Sendas de la Globalización. Compresniones Etnográficas sobre Poderes Y Desigualdades [Paths of Globalization: Ethnographic Understandings of Powers and Inequalities], edited by Francisco Javier Gómez Carpinteiro. Pubela, Mexico: Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, 260 pages, 2008.

Lise Nelson and Nancy Hiemstra, “Latino immigrants and the renegotiation of place and belonging in small town America.” Social & Cultural Geography, 9(3): 319-342, 2008.

Lise Nelson, “Racialized landscapes in an era of globalization: Whiteness and the struggle over farmworker housing in Woodburn, OR.Cultural Geographies, 15(1): 41-62, 2008.

Lynn Stephen, “Building Social Movement Alliances: Defending Immigrant and Gay Rights in Rural Oregon,” Journal of Rural Studies, 24 (2): 197-208, May, 2008.

Lynn Stephen, “Discussion: Engendering Mexican Migration,” Latin American Perspectives, 35(2): 99-103, March, 2008.

Lynn Stephen, “Los Nuevos Desaparecidos: Immigration, Militarization, Death, and Disappearance on Mexico’s Borders,” in Barbara Sutton, Sandra Morgen, and Julie Novkov (eds.), Rethinking Security: Gender, Race, and Militarization (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2008, pp. 79-101).

Lynn Stephen, “Migration and Reconceptualizing Latin America,” in Deborah Poole (ed.), A Companion to Latin American Anthropology(Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2008), pp. 426-446.

Phil Young, “Practicing Anthropology from Within the Academy: Combining Careers,” in Carla Guerrón-Montero, Vol. ed., Careers in Applied Anthropology in the 21st Century: Perspectives from Academics and Practitioners, pp. 56-69. NAPA Bulletin 29, Gen. eds. Satish Kedia and Tim Wallace. National Association for the Practice of Anthropology.

Carlos Aguirre (guest editor), “Marxism and the Left in Latin American History,” A Contracorriente, Vol. 5, No. 2, Winter (

Carlos AguirreDénle duro que no siente. Poder y transgresión en el Perú republicano(Lima: Fondo Editorial del Pedagógico San Marcos, 2008).

Carlos Aguirre and Carmen McEvoy, eds., Intelectuales y poder. Ensayos en torno a la república de las letras en el Perú e hispanoamérica (ss. XVI-XX) (Lima: Instituto Francés de Estudios Andinos – Instituto Riva Agüero, 2008).

Carlos Aguirre, “El pensamiento entre rejas: intelectuales peruanos y la experiencia de la prisión,” in Carlos Aguirre and Carmen McEvoy, eds. Intelectuales y poder. Ensayos en torno a la república de las letras en el Perú e hispanoamérica (ss. XVI-XX) (Lima: Instituto Francés de Estudios Andinos – Instituto Riva Agüero), pp. 413-456.

Carlos Aguirre, “Los usos del fútbol en las prisiones de Lima (1900-1940)”, in Aldo Panfichi, ed. Ese gol existe. Una mirada al Perú a través del fútbol (Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2008).