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Marc Becker


Education

Ph.D.: University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. Modern Latin American History.
Advisor: Elizabeth Kuznesof.
Dissertation title: "Class and Ethnicity in the Canton of Cayambe: The Roots of Ecuador's Modern Indian Movement."
Secondary fields: Colonial Latin American History, United States History, and Anthropology.

M.A.: University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. Modern Latin American History, with honors.
Masters Thesis: "Mariátegui and Latin American Marxist Theory."
Secondary fields: Political Theory and European History.

B.A.: Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas. Majors: History and Peace Studies. Minor: Political Science. Graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Teaching experience

2010-present: Professor of History, Department of History, Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri.

Fall 2009, Fall 2013: Faculty co-director, Missouri in Africa Program; Lecturer, Department of History, University of Ghana, Legon.

2004-2010: Associate Professor of History,Department of History, Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri.

1999-2004: Assistant Professor of History, Division of Social Science, Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri.

1998-1999: Visiting Scholar, Latin American Studies, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

1997-1998: Visiting Assistant Professor: History Department, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.

1996-1997: KULAC (KU Languages Across the Curriculum) Instructor: Latin American Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

1990-1992: Assistant Instructor: Department of History, University of Kansas.

1987-1990: Teaching Assistant: Department of History, University of Kansas.

Classes taught (syllabi available at http://www.yachana.org/teaching/syllabi/):

  • Introduction to Latin American History
  • Mexican History
  • Andean History
  • Latin America Revolutions
  • Women in Latin American History
  • Race and Ethnicity in Latin America
  • Race, Class, and Gender in Latin America
  • Social Movements in Latin America
  • Graduate Seminar on the Latin America Peasantry
  • Latin American History at the Movies
  • Introduction to History and Historiography
  • Senior Seminar in History

Publications

Authored Books

Forthcoming: The FBI in Latin America (Durham: Duke University Press).

Forthcoming: Twentieth-Century Latin American Revolutions (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.).

2015:¡Pachakutik! Movimientos indígenas, proyectos políticos y disputas electorales en el Ecuador (Quito: FLACSO/Editorial Abya Yala, 2015).

2011: Pachakutik: Indigenous Movements and Electoral Politics in Ecuador (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011; updated paperbacked edition, 2012).

2009: Historia agraria y social de Cayambe, co-authored with Silvia Tutillo (Quito: FLACSO - Abya Yala).

2008: Indians and Leftists in the Making of Ecuador’s Modern Indigenous Movements (Durham: Duke University Press).

2008: Global Democracy and the World Social Forums, co-authored with Jackie Smith, Marina Karides, Marc Becker, Dorval Brunelle, Christopher Chase-Dunn, Donatella della Porta, Rosalba Icaza, Jeffrey Juris, Lorenzo Mosca, Ellen Reese, Peter Jay Smith, Rolando Vázquez (Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers; 2d 2014 edition).

2007: A Particular Resistance: A Solidarity Delegation Report Back on Social Justice Movements in Oaxaca, co-authored popular education book with Gwendolyn Meyer (Inverness, California: Vision Road Publishing).

1993: Mariátegui and Latin American Marxist Theory, Latin American Series, No. 20 (Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Monographs in International Studies).

Edited Books

2014: Rethinking Latin American Social Movements: Radical Action from Below, edited with Richard Stahler-Sholk and Harry E. Vanden (Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014).

2013: Indigenous and Afro-Ecuadorians Facing the Twenty-First Century (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013).

2013: Cases of Exclusion and Mobilization of Race and Ethnicities in Latin America (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013).

2013: Associate editor, Native Peoples of the World: An encyclopedia of groups, cultures, and contemporary issues (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2013).

2013: José Carlos Mariátegui: An Anthology, edited and translated with Harry Vanden (Kharagpur, West Bengal, India: Cornerstone Publications, 2013).

2011: José Carlos Mariátegui: An Anthology, edited and translated with Harry Vanden (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2011).

2007: Highland Indians and the State in Modern Ecuador, co-edited with A. Kim Clark (Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press).

Class projects and popular education books

2011: Historians of the Oval Table, papers from Senior Seminar in History (Truman State University, Spring 2011).

2010: The Panama Experience, by IAI Participants (Spring 2010).

2009: Stories from a Semester in Ghana (August - December 2009).

2008: Narrating the Past, papers from Senior Seminar in History (Truman State University, Fall 2008).

2007: Voices of Milan, a class project of students in Marc Becker’s Junior Interdisciplinary Seminar (JINS) on Race, Class, and Gender in Latin America (Truman State University, Fall 2007).

2007: A Particular Resistance: A Solidarity Delegation Report Back on Social Justice Movements in Oaxaca, co-authored popular education book with Gwendolyn Meyer (Inverness, California: Vision Road Publishing, 2007).

Peer-reviewed articles

Forthcoming: “Ecuador’s early no-foreign military bases movement,” Diplomatic History (forthcoming).

2016: “The Correa Coup,” Latin American Perspectives 43, no. 1 (January 2016): 71-92.

2014: “Victoriano Lorenzo, the cholo guerrillero,” Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies/Revue canadienne des études latino-américaines et caraïbes 39, no. 2 (July 2014): 229-43.

2013: “En busca de tinterillos. Intermediarios en el mundo indígena ecuatoriano durante el siglo XX,” Procesos: revista ecuatoriana de historia 37 (2013) (Quito, Ecuador): 97-124.

2013: "The Stormy Relations between Rafael Correa and Social Movements in Ecuador," Latin American Perspectives 40, no. 3 (May 2013): 43-62.

2012: “Building a Plurinational Ecuador: Complications and Contradictions,” Socialism and Democracy 26, no. 3 (November 2012): 72-92.

2012: “The Limits of Indigenismo in Ecuador,” Latin American Perspectives (September 2012): 45-62.

2012: “In Search of Tinterillos,” Latin American Research Review 47, no. 1 (Spring 2012): 95-114.

2011: "Gonzalo Oleas, Defensor: Cultural Intermediation in Mid-Twentieth-Century Ecuador," Journal of Latin American Studies 43, no. 3 (August 2011): 237-65.

2011: "Correa, Indigenous Movements, and the Writing of a New Constitution in Ecuador," Latin American Perspectives 38, no. 1 (January 2011): 47-62.

2010: “The Children of 1990,” Alternatives 35, no. 3 (July-September 2010): 291-316.

2010: “Fourth Continental Summit of Indigenous Peoples and Nationalities of Abya Yala,” Diálogo 13 (Summer 2010): 71-77.

2008: “Third Continental Summit of Indigenous Peoples and Nationalities of Abya Yala: From Resistance to Power,” Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies 3, no. 1 (March 2008): 85–107.

2008: “Indigenous Nationalities in Ecuadorian Marxist Thought,” A Contracorriente 5, no. 2 (Winter 2008): 1-46.

2007:Indigenous Struggles for Land Rights in Twentieth-Century Ecuador,” Agricultural History 81, no. 2 (Spring 2007): 159-81.

2007:World Social Forum,” Peace and Change 32, No. 2 (April 2007): 203-20.

2007:Comunistas, indigenistas e indígenas en la formación de la Federación Ecuatoriana de Indios y el Instituto Indigenista Ecuatoriano,” Íconos (FLACSO, Quito-Ecuador) no. 27 (January 2007), 135-44.

2006: “Mariátegui, the Comintern, and the Indigenous Question in Latin America,” Science and Society 70, no. 4 (October 2006): 450-79.

2004:Indigenous Communists and Urban Intellectuals in Cayambe, Ecuador (1926-1944),” International Review of Social History 49 (Supplement 2004): 41-64.

2004: "Peasant Identity, Worker Identity: Multiple Modes of Rural Consciousness in Highland Ecuador," Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe (University of Tel Aviv) 15, no. 1 (January-June 2004): 115-39. Special issue “Historia y Sociedad en los Andes, Siglos XIX y XX.”

2002: "Mariátegui y el problema de las razas en América Latina," Revista Andina (Cusco, Peru) 35 (July 2002): 191-220.

1999: "Comunas and Indigenous Protest in Cayambe, Ecuador," The Americas 55, no. 4 (April 1999): 531-59 (also available on JSTOR).

1999: "Una revolución comunista indígena: movimientos de protesta rurales en Cayambe, Ecuador," Memoria (MARKA, Instituto de Historia y Antropología Andina, Quito, Ecuador) 7 (1999), 51–76.

1998: "Una Revolución Comunista Indígena: Rural Protest Movements in Cayambe, Ecuador," Rethinking Marxism 10, no. 4 (Fall 1998): 34-51.

Book chapters

2016: “La Gloriosa bajo la mirada imperial del gobierno de los Estados Unidos,” in La Gloriosa ¿revolución que no fue?, edited by Santiago Cabrera Hanna (Quito: Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar; Corporación Editora Nacional, 2016), 153-69.

2016: “Construcciones de nacionalidades indígenas en el pensamiento marxista ecuatoriano,” in Izquierdas, movimientos sociales y cultura política en América Latina, ed. Lazar Jeifets, Víctor Jeifets, and Miguel Ángel Urrego (Morelia, Michoacán, México: Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo; Universidad Estatal de San Petersburgo, 2016), 291-308.

2014: “Ecuador: Correa, Indigenous Movements, and the Writing of a New Constitution,” in Rethinking Latin American Social Movements: Radical Action from Below, edited by Richard Stahler-Sholk, Harry E. Vanden and Marc Becker, Latin American perspectives in the classroom (Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014), 267-83.

2014: “Introduction: New Directions in Latin American Social Movements,” (with Richard Stahler-Sholk and Harry E. Vanden) in Rethinking Latin American Social Movements: Radical Action from Below, edited by Richard Stahler-Sholk, Harry E. Vanden and Marc Becker, Latin American perspectives in the classroom (Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014), 1-17.

2014: “Conclusion: Changing Contexts and Movement Strategies,” (with Richard Stahler-Sholk and Harry E. Vanden) in Rethinking Latin American Social Movements: Radical Action from Below, edited by Richard Stahler-Sholk, Harry E. Vanden and Marc Becker, Latin American perspectives in the classroom (Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014), 345-47.

2014: “Rafael Correa and Social Movements in Ecuador,” in Latin America's Radical Left: Challenges and complexities of political power in the twenty-first century, ed. Steve Ellner, Latin American perspectives in the classroom (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), 127-48.

2014:  “‘Never Against Without Us’: Indigenous movements shape the country,” in Until the Rulers Obey: Voices from Latin American Social Movements, ed. Clifton Ross and Marcy Rein (Oakland, Calif.: PM Press, 2014), 211-15.

2013: “Indigenous Nationalities in Ecuadorian Marxist Thought,” in Militantes, intelectuales y revolucionarios. Ensayos sobre marxismo e izquierda en América Latina, ed. Carlos Aguirre (Raleigh: Editorial A Contracorriente, 2013), 229-270.

2013: “Introduction: Indigenous and Afro-Ecuadorians Facing the Twenty-First Century,” in Indigenous and Afro-Ecuadorians Facing the Twenty-First Century, ed. Marc Becker (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013), 1-6.

2013: “Introduction: Cases of Exclusion and Mobilization of Race and Ethnicities in Latin America,” in Cases of Exclusion and Mobilization of Race and Ethnicities in Latin America, ed. Marc Becker (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013), 1-6.

2013: “Ecuador's buen vivir socialism,” in Latin America’s Turbulent Transitions: The Future of Twenty-First Century Socialism, ed. Roger Burbach, Michael Fox and Fred Fuentes (London: Zed Books, 2013), 99-113.

2013: “Ecuador: Indigenous Struggles and the Ambiguities of State Power,” in The New Latin American Left: Cracks in the Empire, ed. Jeff Webber and Barry Carr (Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2013), 213-32.

2012: “Préface. L’Amauta: la vie et l’oeuvre de José Carlos Mariátegui” (with Harry E. Vanden), in José Carlos Mariátegui, Indianisme et paysannerie en Amérique latine: socialisme et libération nationale, Collection Marxismes (Mont-Royal, Québec: M éditeur, 2012), 13-32

2012: “Social Movements and the Government of Rafael Correa: Confrontation or cooperation?” in Social Movements and Leftist Governments in Latin America: Confrontation or co-option?, ed. Gary Prevost, Carlos Oliva Campos, and Harry E. Vanden (London: Zed Books, 2012), 116-36.

2012: “Indigenous Peoples and Social Forums,” (with Ashley N. Koda) in Handbook on World Social Forum Activism, ed. Jackie Smith and others (Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2012), 105-124.

2011: “Indigenous Movements from Oppressed Nationalities to an Ethno-Nationalist Discourse,” in Ethnicity From Various Angles and Through Varied Lenses: Yesterday's Today in Latin America, ed. Christine Hunefeldt and León Zamosc, ed. (Brighton; Portland, Or.: Sussex Academic Press, 2011), 192-208.

2011: “International Indigenous Alliances for Global Justice,” in Documenting Latin America, Volume 2: Gender, Race, and Nation, ed. Erin O'Connor and Leo Garofalo (Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Education, 2011), 230-39.

2008: "Pachakutik and Indigenous Political Party Politics in Ecuador," in Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-First Century: Resistance, Power, and Democracy, ed. Richard Stahler-Sholk, Harry E. Vanden, and Glen Kuecker (Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2008), 165-80.

2007: "Indigenous Peoples and State Formation in Modern Ecuador" (with A. Kim Clark), in Highland Indians and the State in Modern Ecuador, eds. A. Kim Clark and Marc Becker (Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007), 1-21.

2007: "State Building and Ethnic Discourse in Ecuador's 1944-1945 Asamblea Constituyente," in Highland Indians and the State in Modern Ecuador, eds. A. Kim Clark and Marc Becker (Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007), 105-19.

2007:El estado y la etnicidad en la Asamblea Constituyente de 1944-1945,” in Etnicidad y poder en los países andinos, ed. Chistian Büschges, Guillermo Bustos, and Olaf Kaltmeier (Quito: Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar; Universidad de Bielefeld; Corporación Editora Nacional), 135-50.

2006:La historia del movimiento indígena escrita a través de las páginas de Ñucanchic Allpa,” in Estudios ecuatorianos: un aporte a la discusión, ed. Ximena Sosa-Buchholz and William F. Waters (Quito: FLACSO, Abya Yala, 2006), 133-53.

2003: "Race, Gender, and Protest in Ecuador," in Work, Protest, and Identity in Twentieth-Century Latin America, ed. Vincent Peloso (Wilmington, Del: Scholarly Resources, 2003), 125-42.

2002: "Ecuador," in South American Handbook, ed. Patrick Heenan and Monique Lamontagne, Regional Handbooks of Economic Development (Chicago and London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2002), 69-79.

1998: "Introduction," in Che Guevara, Guerrilla Warfare (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998), v-xvii.

Book review essays, bibliographies, encyclopedias, and dictionaries

2016: “Social Movements in Late 20th-Century Ecuador and Bolivia,” in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History (New York: Oxford University Press).

2013: “Imperialism” and “Manifest Destiny,” in Encyclopedia of U.S. Military Interventions in Latin America, ed. Alan L. McPherson (Santa Barbara, Cal: ABC-CLIO, 2013).

2013: “South America’s Left Turns,” Latin American Perspectives 40, no. 3 (May 2013): 247-54.

2013: Associate editor as well as entries “Central and South America: Introduction,” “Ecuador,” “Kichwa,” “Luis Macas,” “Dolores Cacuango,” “José Carlos Mariátegui,” “Pachakutik,” and “SAIIC,” in Native Peoples of the World: An encyclopedia of groups, cultures, and contemporary issues (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2013).

2012: “Ecuador,” in Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. Timothy L. Gall and Derek M. Gleason, ed. (Detroit: Gale Cengage Learning, 2012), vol. 3, 241-58.

2012: “Social Movements (Latin America),” in The Encyclopedia of Sustainability: Vol. 8. The Americas and Oceania: Assessing Sustainability, ed. Sara G. Beavis, Michael L. Dougherty, and Tirso Gonzales (Great Barrington: Berkshire Publishing, 2012), 287-291.

2012: “Socialism,” Online Dictonary Social and Political Key Terms of the Americas: Politics, Inequalities, and North-South Relations (2012).

2011: “Indigenismo,” in World Scholar: Latin America & the Caribbean (Gale, Cengage Learning, 2011), http://worldscholar.tu.galegroup.com/tinyurl/DWWN8.

2011: "Andean Contributions to Rethinking the State and the Nation," in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Latin American Studies, ed. Ben Vinson (New York, 2011).

2010: “Indigenous Peoples in Latin America, since 1945,” in Encyclopedia of World History (Santa Barbara, Cal: ABC-CLIO, 2010), 378-80.

2010: "Central America in the 1980s" and "Madres de la Plaza de Mayo," in The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace, ed. Nigel J. Young (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010).

2009: "Ecuador, Indigenous and popular struggles," "Ecuador, left and popular movements, 1940s-present," and "Ecuador, popular and Indigenous uprisings under the Correa government," in International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest: 1500 to the Present, ed. Immanuel Ness (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).

2008: “Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas del Ecuador (CONAIE),” “Ethnic Studies,” “Hurtado Larrea, Osvaldo,” “Jaramillo Alvarado, Pío,” “Movimiento de Unidida Plurinacional Pachacutik (MUPP),” “Proaño Villalba, Leonidas Eduardo (Bishop)” in Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, 2d ed., ed. Jay Kinsbruner and Erick D. Langer (Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA / Thomson Gale, 2008).

2008:Ecuador: Indigenous Uprisings in,” “Indigenous Languages in Latin America,” and “Indigenous Movements in Latin America,” in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World, ed. Peter N. Stearns (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008).

2008: “Indigenismo,” “Mexican Revolution (1910-1920),” “Revolutions, Latin American,” and “Zapata, Emiliano,” in International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2d ed., William A. Darity, Jr. (Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2008).

2007: "Bibliographic Essay," in Highland Indians and the State in Modern Ecuador, ed. A. Kim Clark and Marc Becker (Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007), 249-59.

2007:Tupac Amaru,” “Hugo Chavez,” and “Che Guevara,” in Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice, ed. Gary L. Anderson & Kathryn G. Herr (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2007).

2006:Peruvian Shining Path,” in Revolutionary Movements in World History, From 1750 to the Present, ed. James V. DeFronzo (Santa Barbara, Cal: ABC-CLIO), 650-59.

2005:Anti-colonialism, Latin America,” “Authoritarianism, Latin America,” “Dictatorship in Latin America,” “Extirpation,” and “Republicanism, Latin America,” in New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, ed. Maryanne Cline Horowitz (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2005).

2001: "Nina Pacari," in Notable Twentieth-Century Latin American Women: A Biographical Dictionary, eds. Cynthia Tompkins and David William Foster (Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., 2001), 218-22.

Selected other publications

2016: “Bolivia's Extractive Economy and Alternatives,” Against the Current 185 (November/December 2016): 18-21.

2015: "Ecuador’s New Indigenous Uprising," New Politics (August 12, 2015).

2014: “El Partido Comunista Ecuatoriano bajo la vista del FBI,” R, Revista para un debate político socialista 13 (October 2013): 53-60.

2014: “Resource Extraction and Yasuní National Park: Ecuador’s Bitter Choice,” Against the Current 168 (January/February 2014): 10-13.

2013: “Resource Extraction and the Yasuni National Park in Ecuador,” Z Magazine 26, no. 12 (December 2013): 42-47.

2013: “Testimonials,” Latin American Perspectives 40, no. 6 (November 2013): 76-77.

2013 "Construcciones de nacionalidades indígenas en el pensamiento marxista ecuatoriano," R, revista para un debate político socialista 5, no. 11 (February 2013): 22-40.

2012: "Los hijos de 1990," R Revista de debate político 4, no. 10 (October 2012): 61-78.

2012: "Marching for Life, Water, Dignity," Against the Current 159 (July/August 2012): 9-10.

2011: "Ecuador’s Referendum Reveals a Fragmented Country," Z Magazine 24, no. 7/8 (July/August 2011): 9-11.

2011: "The World Social Forum Returns to Africa," Z Magazine 24, no. 4 (April 2011): 15-16.

2010: "A Tale of Two Social Forums," Against the Current 149 (November/December 2010): 11, 16.

2010: "II Foro Social de Estados Unidos, Continúa ganando fuerza," América Latina en Movimiento 34, II época, no. 457 (July 2010): 28-30.

2009: “Ecuador: Left Turn?,” Against the Current 142 (September/October 2009): 19-22.

2009: "Snubbing Davos: The Presidents at the World Social Forum," NACLA Report on the Americas 42, no. 3 (May/June 2009): 4-5.

2008: "Social Forum of the Americas," Z Magazine 21, no. 12 (December 2008): 20-22.

2008: "Report from the Americas Social Forum," Free Speech Radio News, October 13, 2008.

2006-07: "Ecuador: Pachakutik politics," New Socialist Magazine 59 (Winter 2006-07): 12-13.

2006: "Indígenas, Indigenistas, Tinterillos, and Marxists," LASA Forum 37, no. 4 (Fall 2006): 13-15.

2005: “Indigenous Rights in Venezuela,” in The Venezuela Reader, ed. Olivia Burlingame Goumbri (Washington D.C: EPICA, 2005), 44-48.

2003: “Vieques Yes, Navy No: The Long March Toward a People’s Victory,” Against the Current 1, no. 5 (November-December 2003): 5-8.

2002: "Ecuador: Opposition to Wider Trade Pact Grows," NACLA: Report on the Americas 36, no. 3 (November/December 2002), 1.

2001: "Coaliciones interétnicas en los años treinta: Movimientos indígenas en Cayambe," Revista Yachaykuna (Instituto Científico de Culturas Indígenas, Quito, Ecuador) 2 (December 2001): 76-92.

1998: "Latin America: The Internet and Indigenous Texts," co-authored with Guillermo Delgado-P., Cultural Survival Quarterly 21, no. 4 (Winter 1998), 23-28 (Special issue on "The Internet and Indigenous Groups"). Reprinted in Paul B. Goodwin, Latin America, 9th ed. (Guilford, Conn: Dushkin Pub. Group, 2000), 155-60.

1996: "President of CONAIE runs for Congress," NACLA: Report on the Americas 29, no. 6 (May/June 1996), 45-46.

1995: "New Medium Reinforces Movement: Computer Networking and Indigenous Organizations," Abya Yala News 9, no. 1 (Spring 1995), 35-36 (reprinted in Spanish as "Red Electrónica y Organizaciones Indígenas," Noticias de Abya Yala 9, no. 1-2 [Noviembre 1995], 38-39).

1994: "La presencia intelectual de José Carlos Mariátegui en los Estados Unidos en los años 20," Anuario Mariateguiano (Lima, Peru) 6, no. 6 (1994), 255-69.

1994: "Historical and Social Origins of Revolt: Indigenous Movements in Ecuador," Occasional Publications Series Vol. 20. Lawrence: Center of Latin American Studies, University of Kansas, 1994.

Reviews

Referee and Blurbs

  • Duke University Press
  • Stanford University Press
  • Oxford University Press
  • University of Arizona Press
  • University of Nebraska Press
  • University of New Mexico Press
  • University of Oklahoma Press
  • University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Routledge
  • SAR Press
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • Westview Press
  • Houghton Mifflin
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • Longman Publishers
  • Wiley
  • Zed
  • Brill Academic Press
  • FLACSO sede Ecuador
  • Ohio University Press
  • AK Press
  • Berghahn Books
  • Resources for College Libraries
  • The Americas
  • Latin American Research Review
  • Journal of Latin American Studies
  • Journal of Latin American Anthropology
  • Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology
  • Journal of Historical Sociology
  • Ethnohistory
  • Ethnology
  • American Ethnologist
  • Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe
  • Nations and Nationalism
  • Bulletin of Latin American Research
  • Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies
  • Latin American Politics and Society
  • Radical History Review
  • Peace and Change
  • Journal of World-Systems Research
  • A Contracorriente
  • Studies in Law, Politics & Society
  • The Latin Americanist
  • Third World Quarterly
  • Ethnic and Racial Studies
  • Globalizations
  • Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power
  • Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research
  • Cultural Dynamics
  • Anthropological Theory
  • Anthropological Quarterly
  • History and Anthropology
  • The Extractive Industries and Society
  • Global Policy
  • Development and Change
  • International Journal for the Semiotics of Law
  • Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning
  • Oxford Development Studies
  • Theory and Society
  • Journal of Agrarian Change
  • Procesos: Revista ecuatoriana de historia
  • Íconos
  • Anuario Colombiano de Historia Social y de la Cultura
  • América Latina Hoy

Editorial Board

Fellowships and awards

2015: Faculty Recognition Award, Multicultural Affairs Center (MAC), Truman State University.

2014-2015: Sabbatical, South American Intermediaries.

2013: Truman Academic Development Support Grant (TADS), Truman State University, for translation of book manuscript Pachakutik into Spanish.

2012: School of Social and Cultural Studies Summer Research Grant, Truman State University, for a study of Intermediaries in the South American Andes.

2011: Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, Truman State University, for a study of Empowered Women of Latin America.

2010: School of Social and Cultural Studies Summer Faculty Research Grant, Truman State University, for a study of Global Indigenous Movements and Activist Research.

2009: Truman Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, Truman State University, for a study of International Indigenous Movements and State Power in South America.

2008-2010: Innovative Academic Initiative (IAI) grant, Truman State University, for developing Latin American Experience: History and Conservation Biology of Panama, a new interdisciplinary course that combines on campus classes with off campus service learning.

2008: Truman Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, Truman State University, for a study of tinterillos in Ecuador.

2008: College of Arts and Sciences Grant in Support of Scholarly and Artistic Endeavors, Truman State University. Declined in favor of a Truman Faculty Summer Research Fellowship.

2008: Grand Prize Winner for print-on-demand book project, TruTech Challenge, Teaching Learning Technology Roundtable, Truman State University, February 20, 2008.

2007-2008: Civic Engagement Fellowship, The Center for Teaching and Learning, Truman State University, to conduct oral history interviews with immigrants in Milan, Missouri in Race, Class and Gender in Latin America (JINS 338).

2006-2007: Sabbatical, Women in Latin American History.

2006: Semifinalist, Educator of the Year, Truman State University.

2004-2005: Diversity Fellow, The Center for Teaching and Learning, Truman State University, to seek outside funding to develop Indigenous websites in Latin America.

2004: Truman State University Scholarship of Assessment Grants to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching Introduction to History and Historiography to first-semester students.

2002: Fulbright Scholar Program, Ecuador.

2001: Distinguished Service Award, Ecuadorian Section of the Latin American Studies Association.

2000: Truman State University Funding for Results grant to design a new Junior Interdisciplinary Seminar on race and ethnicity in Latin America.

1999: Gettysburg College Research and Professional Development Grant to develop an Internet database of declarations, statements, and manifestos from Indigenous Peoples in Latin America.

1998: Conference on Latin American History (CLAH) Lewis Hanke Prize (honorable mention).

1997: American Historical Association (AHA) Albert J. Beveridge Grant for post-dissertation archival research in Ecuador.

1996: Group Fulbright Fellowship for the University of Wisconsin's Summer Seminar in Quichua Language and Culture in Otavalo, Ecuador.

1994-1996: Social Science Research Council (SSRC)-MacArthur Foundation Fellowship for Peace and Security in a Changing World at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of California at Berkeley and with the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) in Quito, Ecuador.

1994-1995: Fulbright-IEE award (declined in favor of SSRC-MacArthur Fellowship).

1994-1995: Dissertation Fellowship, University of Kansas Graduate School.

1992-1994: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Graduate Fellowship.

1993-1994: Pearson Fellowship, Kansas Board of Regents.

1993: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Graduate Fellowship for advanced Quechua language study at Cornell University's Latin American Studies Summer Program in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

1993: Summer Graduate School Fellowship, University of Kansas.

1992: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Graduate Fellowship for intensive Ecuadorian Quechua (Quichua) language study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

1990: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Graduate Fellowship for advanced Spanish language study at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito.

1990: Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Scholarship, University of Kansas.

1985: Thresher Award, Bethel College, N. Newton, Kansas, one of the highest undergraduate academic honors from the school.

Professional memberships

Selected paper presentations

Consult the Conference Papers page for a complete list of professional paper presentations.

2010: "Indigenous Movements and Rafael Correa in Ecuador" for panel "Movimientos sociales y articulaciones politicas en America Latina," XIX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Toronto, Canada, October 6-9, 2010.

2010: “In Search of Tinterillos in Ecuador," American Historical Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, January 7-10, 2010.

2009: "Indigenous Struggle and the Ambiguities of State Power in Ecuador" for panel "The Resurgence of Latin American Radicalism," XXVIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 11-14, 2009.

2009: Chair/discussant for panel "Images of the Indian in Spanish America," American Historical Association Annual Meeting, New York City, January 2–5, 2009.

2008: "Navigating local ethnic landscapes with tinterillos in twentieth-century Ecuador" for panel "Gender, Ethnicity and Class in the North Andes," American Society for Ethnohistory (ASE) Annual Meeting, Eugene, Oregon, November 12-16, 2008.

2008: "Indigenous movements from oppressed nationalities to an ethno-nationalist discourse," paper presented on joint American Historical Association / Conference on Latin American History panel "Raising the Wiphala: Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Andean Nationalism," Washington, D.C., January 3-6, 2008.

2007: Participant on roundtable "Indigenous Self-Determination: Iris Young's Vision and Global Realities," 48th Annual International Studies Association Convention, Chicago, IL, February 28 - March 3, 2007.

2006: "Gender in Ecuador's Indigenous Movements," Conference on Latin American History, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 5-8, 2006.

2005: Chair of CLAH Teaching and Teaching Materials Committee Roundtable "Teaching about Africans and their Descendants: Henry Louis Gates on Latin America," Conference on Latin American History, Seattle, Washington, January 6-9, 2005.

2004: "Writing the history of the twentieth-century Indigenous movement in Ecuador through Ñucanchic Allpa," paper presented to the XXII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, on the panel Hidden Dialogues with Power in the Andes (which I organized), Las Vegas, Nevada, October 7-9, 2004.

2003: "Mariátegui y el problema de las razas en América Latina," paper presented to the 51st International Congress of Americanists, Santiago, Chile, July 14-18, 2003.

2002 "Extending Technological Resources to Indigenous Peoples around the World: NativeWeb," paper presented at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, January 2002.

2001: Participant on a panel "Using the Internet in Teaching and Research on Latin America," Conference on Latin American History, Boston, Massachusetts, January 2001.

2000: The Politics of Exclusion: Ecuador's Glorious May Revolution of 1944," paper presented on a panel "State Formation in Ecuador" which I co-chaired with A. Kim Clark at the Latin American Studies Association, Miami, Florida, March 16-18, 2000.

1999: Panel organizer, chair and discussant, "Rural Latin American Responses to Modernization and Change," Rural Network of the Social Science History Association, Fort Worth, Texas, November 11-14, 1999.

1998: "White Women, Indian Women: Race, Class, and Gender in Ecuador’s Indian Movement," paper presented at the Conference on Latin American History, Seattle, Washington, January 9-11, 1998 (read the abstract for this paper).

1997: "Peasant Identity, Worker Identity: Conflicting Modes of Rural Consciousness in Highland Ecuador," paper presented on the double panel "Peasantries By Any Other Name: Rethinking Social Transformations and Struggles in Rural Latin America in the 19th and 20th Centuries" which I organized for the Social Science History Association, Washington, DC, October 16-19, 1997.

1996: "Federación Ecuatoriana de Indios: Ethnicity in a Peasant Movement," paper presented at the Twenty-first Meeting of the Social Science History Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 10-13, 1996.

1995: "Indigenismo and Indian Movements in Twentieth-Century Ecuador," paper presented at the 1995 meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, Washington, D.C., September 28-30.

1994: "La presencia intelectual de Mariátegui en los Estados Unidos en los años veinte" (The Intellectual Presence of Mariátegui in the United States in the 1920s), paper presented at the Simposium Internacional: "Mariátegui y el Perú" (International Symposium: "Mariátegui and Peru"), Cuzco, Peru, June 10, 1994.

Professional experiences

1995-1996: Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) Sede Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador. Visiting Researcher while conducting field research on dissertation.

1996: Field Seminar in Ecuadorian Quichua Culture and Language, Otavalo, Ecuador. Five-week field seminar which included cultural instruction on highland Andean peoples and instruction in the Ecuadorian Quichua language, organized by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

1994-1995: University of California, Berkeley. Visiting Scholar in the Center for Latin American Studies.

1993: Cochabamba, Bolivia. Eight-week Cornell University Summer intensive language program in Advanced Quechua.

1992: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison. Eight-week Summer intensive language course in Ecuadorian Quechua (Quichua).

1990: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador. Six-week Oregon State University Summer program with course work in Latin American History and Advanced Spanish Composition.

Consulting

2013: Expert witness testimony, Ecuadorian asylum application, Latham & Watkins LLP.

2009: Observer, El Salvador presidential election.

2006: Observer, Venezuelan election.

2005: Educational guide for Andes Manta performance at the Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, Wisconsin.

2004: Observer, Presidential recall referendum, Venezuela.

2001: Observer, Nicaraguan election.

Service

2015: Murdo J. MacLeod Book Prize committee member, Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association

2013: DeBenedetti Prize In Peace History committee member, Peace History Society (PHS).

2012: Chair, nomination committee, Peace History Society (PHS).

2011 - 2013: President, Truman State University chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

2010 - 2013: Chair, Global Issues, Truman State University.

2010: Facilitator, Tools for Community Organizing, Grassroots Leadership College, Madison, Wisconsin, May 22, 2010.

2010: Chair, Teaching/Teaching Materials Committee of the Conference on Latin American History (CLAH).

2009: Secretary, Teaching/Teaching Materials Committee of the Conference on Latin American History (CLAH).

2008: Jury committee, ERIP-LACES Best Graduate Student Paper Award, First Conference on Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean.

2006 - 2011: Board Member, Peace History Society (PHS).

2007: Chair, Andean Studies Committee of the Conference on Latin American History (CLAH).

2006 - 2007: Council Member, Ethnicity, Race and Indigenous Peoples (ERIP) section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA).

2006: Secretary, Andean Studies Committee of the Conference on Latin American History (CLAH).

2006 - present: Web Editor, H-Peace (part of H-Net).

2006 - present: Web Editor, Peace History Society (PHS).

2005 - 2007: Chair, Teaching/Teaching Materials Committee of the Conference on Latin American History (CLAH).

2005 - present: Web Editor and Advisory Board Member, H-Latam (part of H-Net).

2005 - present: Executive Committee member for the Steering Committee of Historians Against the War (HAW).

2005 - 2006: Member: Midwest Social Forum (MWSF) Planning Committee. Organize June 2006 meeting of community organizations in Milwaukee.

2007 - 2011: President: Board of Directors, Community Action on Latin America (CALA), Madison, Wisconsin.

2004 - 2007: Vice-president: Board of Directors, Community Action on Latin America (CALA), Madison, Wisconsin.

2006 - 2011: News reporter and feature editor, Third World View, community radio station WORT, Madison, Wisconsin.

2003: Thomas McGann Memorial book prize committee, Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies (RMCLAS).

2001 - present: Member, Faculty Advisor Board, Women's Resource Center, Truman State University.

2000 - 2002: Coordinator, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium and member, Kirksville Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee.

2000 - present: Founding member and webmaster: Ecuadorian Studies section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA).

2000 - 2007: Member of Advisory Board, Midwest Association of Latin American Studies (MALAS).

2000 - 2006: Secretary, Truman State University chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

2000 - 2002: Coordinator: Social Science Faculty Research Seminar, a forum at Truman State University for professors to share the results of, and gather feedback on, their research.

1999 - present: Affiliated faculty: Universidad Intercultural de las Nacionalidades y Pueblos Indígenas (UINPI), Ecuador.

The Universidad Intercultural de las Nacionalidades y Pueblos Indígenas is a university run for and by Indigenous peoples in Ecuador, sponsored by the Instituto Científico de Culturas Indígenas (ICCI) and the Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas del Ecuador (CONAIE).

Computer work experience

1994 - present: C0-founder, president of the board of directors, and co-Webmaster of NativeWeb.

NativeWeb is an Internet site dedicated to the broad electronic dissemination of information and materials on Indigenous peoples around the world, including a section entitled Abya Yala Net dedicated to materials on Indigenous peoples in Latin America.

1993-1997: Research Assistant: Department of History, University of Kansas.

Computer consultant for the Department of History at the University of Kansas. Responsibilities included design of a plan for the computerization of the Department, design and implementation of instructional computer software and hardware for use in the classroom, training, software, hardware and network installation, and trouble-shooting software and hardware problems, and design, implementation, and administration of HNSource, an early and pioneering electronic information server on the Internet for historians.

1995-1996: Member: Comunicaciones Graficas Interactivas (CGI).

Member of Comunicaciones Graficas Interactivas (CGI) at Ecuanex in Quito, Ecuador, a work group dedicated to placing information from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Ecuador on the World-Wide Web.

1994-1995: Communications Intern: South and Meso American Indian Rights Center (SAIIC), Oakland, California.

Assisted SAIIC, a small non-profit organization, to set up and utilize a variety of computer tools, including a PeaceNet conference, a listserv mailing list and a World-Wide Web page on the Internet. Helped organize information resources and constructed a database of library resources. Also assisted in the marketing, production, and distribution of SAIIC's journal Abya Yala News.


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