Preston & Sterling Morton Distinguished Service Professor
in United States History and the College
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Gender and Sexuality Studies
Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture
Faculty Board, Pozen Family Center for Human Rights
On Research Leave, Autumn 2017 & Winter 2018
PhD 1980 University of Wisconsin-Madison
Social Science Research Building, room 514 – Office
(773) 702-3286 – Office telephone
(773) 702-7550 – Fax
Chicano history, race and ethnicity in American life, Chicano/Latino studies, Indian-White relations in the Americas, social and economic history of the Southwest, colonial Latin America, Mexican immigration
Cuando Jesús llegó, las madres del maíz se fueron: Matrimonio, sexualidad y poder en Nuevo México, 1500-1846. México City: Fondo de la Cultura Económica, 1993.
When Jesus Came the Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality, and Power in New Mexico, 1500-1846. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1991.
Edited, Coauthored, Coedited Volumes (selected)
Guest editor. "Race and Immigration in the American City: New Perspectives on 21st-Century Intergroup Relations." Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race 9, no. 2 (2013).
Guest editor. "Asian American Sexualities." Ameriasia Journal 37, no. 2 (2011).
Guest editor. "Islam and Sexuality." Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture 18, no. 2 (March 2012).
Guest editor. "Race and Sexuality in American History." Journal of the History of Sexuality 20, no. 3 (September 2011).
Cowritten with Elliott Young. "Transnationalizing Borderlands History." The Western Historical Quarterly 41, no. 1 (2010): 26–53.
Coeditor with Patricia Zavella. Mexicans in California: Transformations and Challenges. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009.
Guest editor. “Latin American Sexualities.” Journal of the History of Sexuality 16, no. 3 (September 2007).
Coeditor with Richard Orsi. Contested Eden: California before the Gold Rush. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.
Editor. Mexican Home Altars. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1997.
Coeditor with Geneviève Fabre. Festivals and Celebrations in American Ethnic Communities. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1995.
Collectively Authored Books
Committee on Graduate Education of the American Historical Association. The Education of Historians for the Twenty-first Century. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2004.
The Drama of Diversity and Democracy: Higher Education and American Commitments. Washington, D.C.: Association of American Colleges and Universities, 1995; new “Introduction,” 2012.
American Pluralism and the College Curriculum: Higher Education in a Diverse Democracy. Washington, D.C.: Association of American Colleges and Universities, 1995.
Liberal Learning and the Arts of Connection for the New Academy. Washington, D.C.: Association of American Colleges and Universities, 1995.
Articles and Book Chapters (selected)
"The Spell of New Mexico: The Witches and Sorcerers of Colonial New Mexico." In The Forked Juniper: Essays on Rudolfo Anaya and the Narratives of the U.S. Southwest, edited by Roberto Cantú. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, accept in press.
"Exploring the Colonial History of New Mexico Through Artifacts." In Studying Material Culture. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Press, accept in press.
"Panethnicity and Reactive Identities: The Creation of Latinos in the United States." In Fissures, Fences, and Frontiers: Reconceptualizing Borders in the Americas, edited by Joseph Rabb and María Herrera-Sobek. Berlin: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, accepted in press.
"Internal Colonialism." In The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism, accepted in press.
"The Missions of North and South America." In The Cambridge History of Religion in Latin America, edited by Virginia Burnett. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, in press.
"Una historia de las sexualidedes latinas." In Poder, Pasión y Práctica:Las sexualidades latinas, edited by Marysol Asencio. Madrid: Psimática, accepted in press.
"A History of Ethnic Mexicans in the United States." In The Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States, edited by Suzanne Obler and Deena González. New York: Oxford University Press, accepted in press.
"The Religious Origins of Reies López Tijerina's Land Grant Activism in the Southwest." In A New Insurgency: The Port Huron Statement in Its Time, edited by Howard Brick, 289–300. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2015.
"Doña Teresa de Aguilera y Roche before the Inquisition: The Travails of a Seventeenth-Century Aristocratic Women in New Mexico." In Women in Early America, edited by Thomas A. Foster, 7–42. New York: New York University Press, 2015.
"Higher Education and Equity: Historical Narratives, Contemporary Debates." Diversity & Democracy 16, no. 2 (Spring 2013): 4–7.
"Latinos, Race, and the U.S. Welfare State: Racializing Poverty and Poor Relief." Du Bois Review 10, no. 2 (2013): 541–548.
"The Latino Crucible: Its Origins in Nineteenth-Century Wars, Revolutions, and Empire." In American Latinos and the Making of the United States: A Theme Study, 1–16. Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 2013.
"Introduction—Race and Immigration in the American City: New Perspectives on Twenty-First Century Intergroup Relations." Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race 9, no. 2 (Fall 2012): 3–7.
"New Mexico, Mestizaje and the Transnations of North America." In Mexico and Mexicans in the Making of the United States, edited by John Tutino, 257–284. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2012.
"Introduction: Islam and Sexuality." Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture 18, no. 2 (March 2012): 155–159.
"Family and Kinship in the Spanish and Mexican Borderlands." In On the Borders of Love and Power: Family and Kinship in the Intercultural American West, edited by David Wallace Adams and Crista De Luzio, 119–140. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012.
"Mexican Masculinities." In Masculinity in Mexico's Past, edited by Victor Macias and Anne Rubenstein, 262–271. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2012.
"Introduction: Race and Sexuality in American History." Journal of the History of Sexuality 20, no. 3 (September 2011): 439–444.
"Reactive Ethnic Formations and Panethnic Identities: The Creation of Latinos in the United States." La revue LISA/LISA e-journal, issue on Latinotopia-USA: International Perspectives on the Transforming USA in the 21st century/Latinotopia-USA: Perspective internationales sur les États-Unis en mutation au XXIe siècle, edited by Karin Ikas and Francisco A. Lomelí (2011).
"Resisting Sexual Identities in Asia," Ameriasia Journal 37, no. 2 (2011): xi–xix.
"Gay Latino Cultural Citizenship: A Response to Horacio R. Ramírez." In Gay Latino/a Studies: A Critical Reader, edited by Michael Hams-García and Ernesto Javier Martínez, 198–203. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011.
"Virtual Sex Ed: An Afterword." Sexual Research and Social Policy 8 (2011): 73–76.
"New Frontiers of Race: Criminalities, Cultures, and Policing in the Global Era: An Afterword." Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 17 (2010): 714–717.
"Indian Slavery and the Birth of Genízaros." In White Shell Water Place: Native American Reflections on the Santa Fe 400th Commemoration, edited by F. Richard Sánchez, 39–57. Santa Fe, NM: Sandstone Press, 2010.
"Unraveling America's Hispanic Past: Internal Stratification and Class Boundaries." In The Chicano Studies Reader, 371–387. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2010.
"The History of Latina and Latino Sexualities." In Latina/o Sexualities: Probing Powers, Passions, Practices and Policies, edited by Marysol Asencio, 13–37. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2009.
"Hispanic Identities in the Southwestern United States." In Race and Classification: The Case of Mexican America, edited by Ilona Katezw and Susan Deeds, 174–173. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009.
"Chicano Struggles for Racial Justice: The Movement's Contributions to Social Theory." In Mexicans in California: Emergent Challenges and Transformations, edited by Ramón A. Gutiérrez and Patricia Zavella, 94–110. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009.
"The Natives Talk Back." In Visions and Voices: American Indian Activism and the Civil Rights Movement, edited by Kurt Peters and Terry Straus, 100–103. Brooklyn: Albatross Press, 2009.
"George W. Bush and Mexican Immigration Policy." Revue Française d’Etudes Américaines 113 (September 2007): 70–76.
"Women on Top: The Love Magic of the Indian Witches of New Mexico." Journal of the History of Sexuality 16, no. 3 (September 2007): 373–390.
"Reflections on 1972." Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies (Spring 2007): 183–190.
"Warfare, Homosexuality, and Gender Status among American Indian Men in the Southwest." In Long Before Stonewall, edited by Tom Foster. New York: New York University Press, 2007.
"Aztlán," "The Chicano Movement," "Race and Color Consciousness," and "Slavery." In Latinas in the United States: An Historical Encyclopedia, edited by Vicki L. Ruiz and Virginia Sánchez Korrol, 71–73, 151–155, 603–607, 684–686. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006.
"Mexican-Origin People in the United States." In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States, vol. 3, edited by Suzanne Oboler and Deena J. González, 129–39. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
"From Latin America to Harlem and the Barrios of L.A.: The Impact of Internal Colonialism Theory." In Journey into Otherness: Essays in North American History, Culture, and Literature, edited by Ada Savin, 157–167. Amsterdam: VU University Press, 2005.
"Internal Colonialism: The History of a Theory." Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race 1, no. 2 (Summer 2004): 281–296.
"Hispanics and Latinos in the United States: Geneologies and Lineages." In Blackwell Companion to the History of the American West, edited by William Deverell, 390–411. New York: Blackwell, 2004.
"Ethnic Mexicans in Historical and Social Science Scholarship." In Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education, 2nd ed. New York: Macmillan, 2003.
"Charles Fletcher Lummis and the Orientalization of New Mexico." In Nuevomexicano Cultural Legacy: Forms, Agencies, and Discourse, edited by Francisco Lomeli, Victor Sorell, and Genaro Padilla, 11–27. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2002.
"Unraveling America's Hispanic Past: Internal Stratification and Class Boundaries." In The Chicano Studies Reader, 371–387. Los Angeles: UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, 2001.
"What's Love Got to Do With It? A Response to Ann Stoler's 'Tense and Tender Ties: The Politics of Comparison in North American History and (Post) Colonial Studies'." Journal of American History 88 (December 2001): 1–4.
"Selena Quintanilla Pérez." In The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, vol. 4, edited by Ken Jackson, 503–505. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001.
"The Pueblo Revolt and Its Aftermath." In Colonial America: Essays in Politics and Social Development, 5th ed., edited by Stanley N. Katz, John M. Murrin, and Douglas Greenberg, 419–430. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2001.
"'Tell Me with Whom You Walk and I Will Tell You Who You Are': Honor and Virtue in Eighteenth-Century Colonial New Mexico." In Across the Great Divide: Cultures of Manhood in the American West, edited by Matthew Basso, Laura McCall, and Dee Garceau, 25–44. New York: Routledge, 2001.
"Mestizaje: Its History, Evolution, and Legacy on the Road to Aztlán." In The Road to Aztlán: Art from the Mythic Homeland, edited by Virginia M. Fields, 290–299. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2001.
"Sacred Retablos: Objects that Conjoin Time and Space." In Art and Faith in Mexico: The Nineteenth-Century Tradition, edited by Elizabeth Netto Calil Zarur and Charles Muir Lovell, 31–37. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2001.
"Borderlands." In Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History, vol. 2, edited by Mary Kupiec Cayton and Peter W. Williams, 541–540. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001.
"Culture Knows No Borders." In Nuevo México Profundo: Rituals of An Indo-Hispano Homeland, 133–141. Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 2000.
"Honor Ideology, Marriage Negotiation, and Class-Gender Domination in New Mexico, 1690–1846." In En Aquel Entonces: Readings in Mexican American History, edited by Manuel G. Gonzales and Cynthia M. Gonzales, 14–21. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000.
"Chicano History: Paradigm Shifts and Shifting Boundaries." In Voices of a New Chicana/o History, edited by Refugio I. Rochín and Dennis N. Valdés, 91–114. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2000.
"Franciscans and the Pueblo Revolt." In What Caused the Pueblo Revolt of 1680?, edited by David J. Weber, 41–53. Boston: Bedford, 1999.
"Hispanic Diaspora and Chicano Identity in the United States of America." The South Atlantic Quarterly, special issue on diaspora and immigration, 98, no. 1–2 (Winter–Spring 1999): 203–216.
"Crucifixion, Slavery and Death: The Hermanos Penitentes of the Southwest." In Over the Edge: Mapping the American West, edited by Valerie Matsumoto and Blake Allmendinger, 253–271. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.
Forward to Leonard Pitt's The Decline of the Californios: A Social History of the Spanish-Speaking Californians, 1846–1890. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998, vii–xii.
"Sacred Retablos: Objects that Conjoin Time and Space." In Mexican Home Altars, 37–48. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1997.
"Response to David Schneider's 'The Power of Culture: Notes on Some Aspects of Gay and Lesbian Kinship in America Today'." Cultural Anthropology 12, no. 2 (May 1997): 270–274.
Introduction to Elsie Clews Parsons's Pueblo Indian Religion, vol. 2. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1996.
"The Erotic Zone: Sexual Transgression on the U.S.-Mexican Border." In Mapping Multiculturalism, edited by Avery Gordon and Chris Newfield, 253–263. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996.
"Honneur et déshonneur dans les rues du barrio: un code d’ethique moderne." Cahiers Charles V, special issue on Les Cultures de la Rue: Des barrios d’Amérique du Nord, 20 (November 1996): 119–135.
"The Pueblo Indian World in the Sixteenth Century." In Religion and American Culture, edited by David G. Hackett, 3–25. New York: Routledge, 1995.
"The Political Legacies of Columbus: Ethnic Identities in the United States." University of Maryland, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Working Papers, no. 16. 1995.
"Ethnic Studies: Its Evolution in American Colleges and Universities." In Multiculturalism: A Reader, edited by David Theo Goldberg, 157–167. New York: Basil Blackwell, 1995.
"Historical and Social Science Research on Mexican Americans." In Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education, edited by J. A. Banks and C. McGee Banks, 203–222. New York: Macmillan, 1995.
"El Santuario de Chimayo: A Syncretic Shrine in New Mexico." In Festivals and Celebrations in American Ethnic Communities, 71–86. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1995.
—Discusses "Utopian and Dystopian Narratives of the Chicana/o Past, Present, and Future" at UCLA [video, 54 minutes]
—Thirty Years Later, a MacArthur Fellow Reflects
Winner of the 1991 Book Award of the Pacific Coast Branch of the AHA, sponsored by the American Historical Association.
Winner of the 1991 Hubert Herring Award, sponsored by the Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies.
Winner of the 1992 Frederick Jackson Turner Award, sponsored by the Organization of American Historians.
Winner of the 1992 Herbert Eugene Bolton Memorial Prize, sponsored by the Conference on Latin American History.
Co-Winner of the 1992 James Rawley Award, sponsored by the Organization of American Historians.
Winner of the 1992 John Hope Franklin Prize, sponsored by the John Hope Franklin Publication Prize Committee.
1st prize in the 1992 Spain & America in the Quincent. Award, sponsored by the Program of Cooperation of the Spanish Ministry of Culture & the Cultural Office of the Spanish Embassy in the U.S.
Honorable Mention in the 1992 LASA Bryce Wood Book Award, sponsored by the Latin American Studies Association.
This social history of one remote corner of Spain's colonial American empire uses marriage as a window into intimate social relations, examining the Spanish conquest of America and its impact on a group of indigenous peoples, the Pueblo Indians, seen in large part from their point of view.