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Ph.D. University of Texas in Austin 2005

Michael L. Trujillo is an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico where he holds a joint appointment in the department of American Studies and the Chicano/Hispano/Mexicano Studies program. Michael earned a doctorate (2005) and masters degree (1998) in Anthropology at the University of Texas in Austin. His teaching and research areas include ethnography, critical regionalism/globalization, Chicana/o Studies, and the US-Mexico borderlands. He has received numerous honors and awards including fellowships at the University of Texas, Colorado College, and School of American Research. Michael's book, The Land of Disenchantment: Latina/o Identities and Transformations in Northern New Mexico (2009), was be published by the University of New Mexico Press. This book is an experimental monograph that seeks to present multiple and often contradictory ethnographic representations in a single text. It is also a commentary on national and regional discourses of ethnic/racial identity and a case study of their impact on one Southwestern community. His previous writings have been published in the journals Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies and Cultural Dynamics.

Website: http://www.unm.edu/~mltruj/

Selected Publications:


The Land of Disenchantment: Latino Identities, Negations, and Transformations in Northern New Mexico. 2009. University of New Mexico Press.

Selected Articles:

"Ońate's Foot: Remembering and Dismembering in Northern New Mexico." 2008. Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies 33(2):91-119.

"A Northern New Mexican 'Fix': Shooting Up and Coming Down in the Greater Espańola Valley." 2006. Cultural Dynamics 18(1):89-112.

Selected Book Reviews:

Transforming Images: New Mexican Santos In-Between Worlds, edited by Claire Farago and Donna Pierce. 2009. Museum Anthropology 32(1):72-74.

The Borderlands of Culture: Américo Paredes and the Transnational Imaginary, by Ramón Saldívar, and The Legacy of Américo Paredes, by José R. López Morín. 2009. Journal of American Folklore. 122(484): 243-245.

Brown-Eyed Children of the Sun: Lessons from the Chicano Movement, 1965-1975, by George Mariscal. 2006. Southern California Quarterly 88(2):253-254.

Mestizaje: Critical Uses of Race in Chicano Culture, by Rafael Pérez-Torres. 2006. Cultural Dynamics. 18 (3):354-357.

Report: (with Cathleen E. Willging and W. Azul La Luz) "Ethnography of Drug Use, Help-Seeking Processes, and Behavioral Health Care Needs," 2003. Final report by the New Mexico Department of Health and Health Policy Commission.


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