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Latin American Studies

Select Publications in Latin American Studies by USD Faculty

serbin_secret dialogues
engstrand_quest for empire
gonzalez_this small city
edmonds and shirk_contemporary mexican politics
meter_memoria y representacion
aquino_feminist intercultural theology
engstrand_spanish scientists
guerrieri_palabra poder y nacion
aquino_latina feminist theology
meter_literatura judia

espin_building bridges

engstrand_noticias de nutka
serbin_needs of the heart
shirk_mexicos new politics
aquino_our cry for life
espin_grace and humanness

María Pilar Aquino, Theology and Religious Studies 

  • Aquino, María Pilar.  Our Cry for Life.  Feminist Theology from Latin America.  Maryknoll, NY:  Orbis Books, 1993.
  • Aquino, María Pilar, Daisy L. Machado and Jeanette Rodríguez eds.  A Reader in Latina Feminist Theology. Religion and Justice.  Austin:  University of Texas Press, 2002.
  • Aquino, María Pilar and Maria José Rosado-Nunes, eds.  Feminist Intercultural Theology: Latina Explorations for a Just World.  NY:  Orbis Books, 2007.

Carlos Burgos, Languages and Literatures

  • En tensión. Olmedo, Riofrío, Montalvo: cultura, literatura y política en el XIX ecuatoriano. Prólogo de Jorge Ruffinelli. Guayaquil: Editorial de la Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil, 2008.
  • "La violencia, el mal, la memoria: una aproximación a la narrativa de Roberto Bolaño." Nuevo Texto Crítico [Stanford University] 43-44 (November, 2008): 123-144.
  • "Olmedo y Bolívar en conflicto: una relectura de "La Victoria de Junín. Canto a Bolívar." Semiosis [Universidad Veracruzana] Tercera Época IV.8 (julio-diciembre, 2008): 193-235.

Ami Carpenter, School of Peace Studies 

  • "Beyond Drug Wars: Transforming Factional Conflict in Mexico."  Conflict Resolution Quarterly (forthcoming:  November 2009).

Stephen J. Conroy, School of Business

  • Conroy, Stephen J. and David M. Heer (2003). "Hidden Hispanic Homelessness in Los Angeles: The 'Latino Paradox' Revisited," Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 25(4), November, 530-538.

Alana Cordy-Collins, Anthropology

  • 2003   "El mundo Moche al empezar el signo VIII: transiciones e influencias."  In Moche: Hacia el Final del Milenio Tomo II: Actas del Segundo Coloquio sobre la Cultura Moche.  Trujillo, 1 al 7 de agosto de 1999.  S. Uceda C. y E. Mujica P., eds.:  229-246 (cap. 21).  Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú / Universidad Nacional de Trujillo.
  • 2008   "Forensic Iconography and the Moche Giants."  (with Charles F. Merbs)  In The Art and Archaeology of the Moche: An Ancient Andean Society of the Peruvian North Coast.  S. Bourget and K. L. Jones, eds.: 93-112.  University of Texas, Austin.  Austin.
  • 2009   "Curated Corpses and Scattered Skeletons: New Data and New Questions concerning the Moche Dead."  In Andean Civilization: A Tribute to Michael E. Moseley. J. Marcus and P.R. Williams, eds.: 181-193.   Cotsen Institute for Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles.  Los Angeles.

Esteban Del Río, Communications Studies

  • del Río, E. (2006). The Latina/o problematic: Categories and questions in media communication research. In C. Beck (Ed.), Communication Yearbook 30 (pp. 387-429). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Denise Dimon, School of Business Administration

  • Co-Editor, Latin American Business Review, New York: Taylor and Francis (quarterly journal)
  • "EU and US Regionalism: The Case of Latin America," The International Trade Journal, Vol. 20, Number 2, May 2006

Emily Edmonds-Poli, Political Science and International Relations

  • "Decentralization under the Fox Administration:  Progress or Stagnation?"  Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos  Vol. 22, Issue 2, Summer 2006:  387-416.
  • Edmonds, Emily and David A. Shirk.  Contemporary Mexican Politics.  Lanham, Maryland:  Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2009.

Iris Engstrand, History

  • Spanish Scientists in the New World: The Eighteenth Century Expeditions. Seattle: University of Washington Press, l980.
  • Noticias de Nutka: An Account of Nutka Sound in 1792. Translator and editor
    of José Mariano Moziño's original Spanish account. Seattle: University of
    Washington Press, 1991.
  • Quest for Empire: Spanish Settlement in the Southwest. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, 1996. Co-author with Donald Cutter.

Orlando Espín, Theology and Religious Studies

  • From the Heart of Our People: Latino Explorations on Catholic Systematic Theology, ed. with M. Díaz (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1999).
  • Grace and Humanness: Theological Reflections Because of Culture (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2007).
  • Building Bridges, Doing Justice: Constructing a Latino/a Ecumenical Theology. (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2009).

Michael Gonzalez, History

  • This Small City Will Be a Mexican Paradise: Exploring the Origins of Mexican Culture in Los Angeles, 1821-1846.  (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2005).
  • "Refuting the Myth of Californio Indolence: The Test Case of Los Angeles and Environs, 1821-1846," Spanish Traces, October 2007.
  • "War and the Making of History: The Case for Mexican California, 1821-1846," California History, May 2009.

Kevin Guerrieri, Languages and Literatures

  • Palabra, poder y nación:  la novela moderna en Colombia de 1896 a 1927.  Ciudad Juárez:  Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, 2004.
  • "Leer y escribir la frontera:  Language, Literature and Community Engagement in the San Diego-Tijuana Borderlands."  In Community-Based Learning and the Work of Literature.  Eds. Susan Danielson and Ann Marie Fallon.  Bolton, MA:  Anker Publishing, 2007.  154-179.  
  • "Sueños neoliberales y paisajes urbanos: La ciudad y sus silencios de Alejandro Espinoza. Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea Año XV, Núm. 40, Vol. 16 (enero-marzo 2009): 59-71.

Robert Johnson, School of Business 

  • Johnson, R., Soenen, L. (2009). Commodity Prices and Stock Market Behavior in Latin American Countries. Emerging Markets, Finance, and Trade, 45 (number 4), 69 - 82.
  • Johnson, R., Soenen, L. (2009). Equity Market Risk Premium and Global Integration. Journal of Centrum Cathedra, Volume 2 (Issue 1).
  • Cabello, A., Ortiz, E., Johnson, R. (2004). Market Efficiency and Long Run Purchasing Power Parity Disequilibria of the Mexican Peso Under Changing Exchange Rate Regimes. International Journal of Banking and Finance, 2 (1).

Julia Medina, Languages and Literatures

  • "Desfases de resistencia en un retrato fotográfico de Augusto C. Sandino." Revista Iberoamericana. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, forthcoming.
  • "La crónica literaria de Enrique Guzmán y la proyección moderna: 'Las pequeñeces cuiscomeñas de Antón Colorado.'" In Hacia una historia de las literaturas centroamericanas (HILCAS): Tensiones de la modernidad: del modernismo al realismo. Eds. Valeria Grinberg-Pla and Ricardo Roque. Guatemala: F&G Editores, 2010.
  • "Retrato de un proceso profano: Rubén Darío y la agonía del poeta moderno." In Rubén Darío: cosmopolita arraigado. Eds. Jeff Browitt and Werner Mackenbach. Managua: Instituto de Historia de Nicaragua y Centroamérica, 2010.

Alejandro Meter, Languages and Literatures

  • Memoria y representación: configuraciones culturales y literarias en el imaginario judío latinoamericano.  Rosario, Argentina.  Beatriz Viterbo, 2006 (With Ariana Huberman).
  • "Before and after the Boom: Recent Scholarship in Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies."  Latin American Research Review.  University of Texas, Austin. 39.2, 2004.
  • Literatura judía en América Latina.  Special Issue of Revista Iberoamericana.  Guest Editor and Volume Coordinator. RI LXVI/191 April-June, 2000.

Kristin Moran, Communication Studies

  • Moran, K. (2006). "Is Changing the Language Enough? The Spanish-language
    'alternative' in the United States."  Journalism: Theory, Practice and
    Criticism, 7(3), pp. 389-405.
  • Moran, K. (2007). "The growth of Spanish-language and Latino-themed
    television programs for children in the United States."  Journal of Children
    and Media, 1(3), pp. 296-302.
  • Moran, K. (Forthcoming). Listening to Latina/o youth: Media consumption
    within families. Peter Lange Publishing.

Thomas Ehrlich Reifer, Sociology

  • "September 11th, Terrorism & the Globalization of Human Rights."  Transnational Institute News, September 4, 2008, 
  • "Histories of the Present:  Giovanni Arrighi, the Longue Duree of
    Geohistorical Capitalism, & the Current Crisis," Transnational Institute
    News, July 8, 2009,  

Kenneth P. Serbin, History

  • Secret Dialogues: Church-State Relations, Torture, and Social Justice in
    Authoritarian Brazil  (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2000)
  • Needs of the Heart: A Social and Cultural History of Brazil's Clergy and
    Seminaries  (University of Notre Dame Press, 2006)
  • "Mainstreaming the Revolutionaries: National Liberating Action and the Shift
    from Resistance to Democracy in Brazil, 1964-Present," in Post-Conflict
    Peacebuilding: Moving from War to Peace, eds. Bruce Dayton and Louis
    Kriesberg (Routledge, 2009), 204-219.

Leonora Simonovis, Languages and Literatures

  • "La casa de la laguna de Rosario Ferré: verdad histórica frente a verdad literaria." Actual 55-56 (2004):  11-21.
  • "El país que se nos va: pasado, presente y memoria en País portátil de Adriano González León."  Revista Argos  42-43 (2005):  104-112.
  • "Musiquito: la historia de un dictador y su bolerista."  Caribe. Revista de Cultura y Literatura (2007):  51-68.

David Shirk, Political Science and International Relations

  • Shirk, David A.  Mexico's New Politics: The PAN and Democratic Change.  Boulder, Colorado:  Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., 2005.
  • Cornelius, Wayne A and David A. Shirk, eds.  Reforming the Administration of 
    Justice in Mexico.  Notre Dame, Ind.:  University of Notre Dame Press; San Diego:  Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies;University of California, 2007.
  • Edmonds, Emily and David A. Shirk.  Contemporary Mexican Politics.  Lanham, Maryland:  Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2009.

Randy Willoughby, Political Science and International Relations

  • Willoughby, Randy, ed. "Drug Trafficking and Transnational Security: Mexico, Colombia, and the US." Crime, Law and Social Change, Special Issue: Vol. 40, No. 1 (July 2003).
  • Willoughby, Randy. "Crouching Fox, Hidden Eagle: A Perspective on Drug Trafficking from the Tijuana-San Diego Border." op cit, pages 113-142.