Select Publications in Latin American Studies by USD Faculty

Faculty affiliated with USD's Latin American Studies program have impressive research to their name.

María Pilar Aquino, Theology and Religious Studies

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

Ami Carpenter, School of Peace Studies

  • "Beyond Drug Wars: Transforming Factional Conflict in Mexico." Conflict Resolution Quarterly 27.4 (Summer 2010): 401-421. Print.

Stephen J. Conroy, School of Business

  • Co-author David M. Heer. "Hidden Hispanic Homelessness in Los Angeles: The 'Latino Paradox' Revisited." Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences 25.4 (November 2003): 530-538. Print.

Esteban Del Río, Communications Studies

  • "Authenticity, Appropriation, Articulation: The Cultural Logic of Latinidad." The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Media. 2016. Print.
  • "Accentuate the Positive: Americanos and the Articulaton of Latina/o Life in the United States." Journal of Communication Inquiry 36.3 (2012): 179-201. Print.
  • "Consuming and contesting Latinidad: Audience research and cultural capital." Participations: The Journal of Audience and Reception Studies 7.1 (May 2010): 143-166. Print.  Internet resource.

Denise Dimon, School of Business

  • Co-editor, Latin American Business Review (Quarterly Journal). Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis.
  • "EU and US Regionalism: The Case of Latin America." The International Trade Journal 20.2 (May 2006): 185-218. Print.

Emily Edmonds-Poli, Political Science and International Relations

  • Co-author David A. Shirk. Contemporary Mexican Politics, 3rd Ed. Boulder, CO: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2015. Print.
  • "The Effects of Drug War-Related Violence on Mexico's Press and Democracy." Building Resilient Communities: Civic Responses to Violent Organized Crime in Mexico. Washington D.C: Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center, 2014, 143-171. Print.

Orlando Espín, Theology and Religious Studies

  • The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Latino/a Theology. Hoboken: John Wiley and Sons, 2015. Print and Internet resource.
  • Idol and Grace: On Traditioning and Subversive Hope. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2014. Print.
  • Building Bridges, Doing Justice: Constructing a Latino/a Ecumenical Theology. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2009. Print.
  • The Faith of the People: Theological Reflections on Popular Catholicism. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1997. Print and e-book.

Michael González, History

  • "'With the God of Battles I can Destroy All Such Villains': War, Religion, and the Impact of Islam on Spanish and Mexican California, 1769-1846." California History 90.1 (2012): 18-66. Print.
  • "Mars Dances El Jarabe, Rhythm and Movement and the Californio Preparation for War, 1800-1846." Journal of the West 50.2 (2011): 7-10. Print.
  • "War and the Making of History: The Case for Mexican California, 1821-1846." California History 86.2 (May 2009): 5-68. Print.

Kevin Guerrieri, Languages, Cultures and Literatures

  • "Reflections on the historiography of the Colombian novel, 1844-2013: 1953 and beyond." A History of Colombian Literature. NY: Cambridge University Press, 2016. Print.
  • "Autores archivistas y escritores desdoblados en La semilla de la ira de Consuelo Triviño Anzola y La otra selva de Boris Salazar." Revista Iberoamericana 81.252 (julio-septiembre 2015): 837-846. Print.
  • "Sueños neoliberales y paisajes urbanos: La ciudad y sus silencios de Alejandro Espinoza." Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea. Año XV 40.16 (enero-marzo 2009): 59-71. Print.

Marcelle Maese-Cohen, English

  • “Historical Materialism, The Decolonial Imaginary, and Chicana Theories in the Flesh. “IN: Dialectical Imaginaries: Materialist Approaches to U.S. Latino/a Literature (U Michigan Press, forthcoming 2018).
  • “‘But It Should Begin in El Paso’: Civil Identities, Immigrant ‘World’-Traveling, and Pilgrimage Form in John Rechy’s City of Night.” Arizona Quarterly 70.2 (Summer 2014), 85-114.
  • “Introduction: Toward Planetary Decolonial Feminisms.” qui parle 18.2 (Spring/Summer 2010), 3-27.
  • Paola Bacchetta. “Decolonial Praxis: Enabling Intranational and Queer Coalitional Building; An Interview with Marcelle Maese-Cohen.” qui parle 18.2 (Spring/Summer 2010), 147-192.
  • “Literature” IN:  Latinas in the United States:  A Historical Encyclopedia. Vicki L. Ruiz and Virginia Sánchez Kroll, eds. (Indiana University Press, 2006): 392-396.

Julia Medina, Languages, Cultures and Literatures

  • "Intervenciones literarias en un manifiesto de Augusto C. Sandino." Revisto Estudios. San José: Universidad de Costa Rica 30 (2015): 248-279. Print.
  • "Miradas en tránsito: (dis)utopías y feminitopías en narrativas de viaje a Centroamérica." In “Espacio-Tiempo: Memoria y escritura femenina: segunda mitad del siglo XX", Revista Mesoamerica 55. NY: Skidmore College, June 2013, 122-129. Print.
  • "Retrato de resistencias en una fotografía de Augusto C. Sandino." Revista Iberoamericana 79(242). Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press (Enero-Marzo 2013): 55-74. Print.
  • "Guerrilla Narratives through the Kaleidoscope of Time: Nicaragua and the Revolution that Was." In Pushing the Boundaries of Latin American Testimony: Meta-morphoses and Migrations." Eds. Janis Breckenridge and Louise Detwiler. NY: Palgrave Macmillan (2012): 71-85. Print.

Alejandro Meter, Languages, Cultures and Literatures

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  • Co-author Ariana Huberman. Memoria y representación: configuraciones culturales y literarias en el imaginario judío latinoamericano. Rosario, Argentina: B. Viterbo Editora, 2006. Print.
  • "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): 155-163. Print.
  • Literatura judía en América Latina. Guest Editor and Volume Coordinator. Special Issue of Revista Iberoamericana 66:191 (April-June, 2000). Print.

Kristin Moran, Communication Studies

  • Listening to Latina/o youth: Media consumption within families. Peter Lang Publishing, 2011. Print.
  • "The growth of Spanish-language and Latino-themed television programs for children in the United States." Journal of Children and Media 1.3 (2007): 296-302. Print.
  • "Is Changing the Language Enough? The Spanish-language 'alternative' in the United States." Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism 7.3 (2006): 389-405. Print.

Amanda Petersen, Languages, Cultures and Literatures

  • Co-editor Alberto Ribas-Casasayas. Espectros: Ghostly Hauntings Contemporary Transhispanic Narratives. "Introduction: Theories of the Ghost in a Transhispanic Context."  Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2016. Print.
  • "Interrogating Gendered Mexican Cultural Icons in a 'Border' Classroom." Teaching Gender Through Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Texts and Cultures. Leila Gómez, Asunción Horno-Delgado, Mary K. Long, and Nuria Silleras-Fernandez, Eds. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers, (2015): 159-176. Print.
  • "The Unforgettable Phantoms of Elena Garro’s ‘Debo olvidar.'" Chasqui: Revista de literatura latinoamericana 3.2 (2014): 192-202. Print.
  • "The Ruinous Maternal Body par excellence: Coatlicue in the Mexican Imaginary (from the monolith to Elena Poniatowska)." Letras femeninas 40.1 (2014): 104-118. Print.

Thomas Ehrlich Reifer, Sociology

Kenneth P. Serbin, History

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

Leonora Simonovis-Brown, Languages, Cultures and Literatures

  • "Los últimos días de Maqroll El Gaviero: Reflexiones en torno a Los hospitales de Ultramar." Carátula: Revista Cultural Centroamericana 70 (Febrero 2016). Internet Resource.
  • Espacios móviles e identidades fluctuantes: un acercamiento a la frontera colombo-venezolana en punto y raya." Revista Iberoamericana 251 (2015): 555. Print.
  • Co-author Patricia Valladares-Ruiz. El Tránsito Vacilante: Miradas Sobre La Cultura Venezolana Contemporánea (foro Hispánico). Brill Academic Publishers, 2013. Print.
  • "Translating Empire. José Martí, Migrant Latino Subjects, and American Modernities by Laura Lomas." Caribbean Studies 41.2 (2013): 283-286. Print.

David Shirk, Political Science and International Relations

  • Co-editor Octavio Rodríguez. La Reforma Judicial en México. San Diego, CA: Trans-Border Institute, 2012. Print.
  • Co-editor Eric Olson. Shared Responsibility: U.S.-Mexico Policy Options for Confronting Organized Crime. Washington, D.C.; San Diego: Wilson Center-Mexico Institute; Trans-Border Institute, 2010. Print.
  • Co-editor Robert Donnelly. Police and Public Security in Mexico. San Diego: University Readers, 2009. Print.
  • Mexico's New Politics: The PAN and Democratic Change. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2005. Print.

Steve Tammelleo, Philosophy

  • “The Social Construction of Race and Ethnicity: A Reply to Jorge Gracia", Inter-American Journal of Philosophy, Fall 2016, 13-20.
  • "Food Policy, Mexican Migration, and Collective Responsibility" in Just Food, Philosophy, Justice and Food. Ed. Jill Dieterle  (New York, Rowman and Littlefield International, 2015), 101-118.
  • "Continuity and Change in Hispanic Identity." Ethnicities.  December 2011, 536-554.
  • "Debating Hispanic / Latino Identity: A Reply to Angelo Corlett, Jorge Gracia, and Paul Lopez." Ethnicities. December 2011, 578-581.

Randy Willoughby, Political Science and International Relations

  • "Drug Trafficking and Transnational Security: Mexico, Colombia, and the US." Crime, Law and Social Change 40:1, Editor. (July 2003).
  • "Crouching Fox, Hidden Eagle: A Perspective on Drug Trafficking from the Tijuana-San Diego Border." op cit, pages 113-142.