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Devon G. Peña

Professor of Anthropology and Chicano Studies
Ph.D., University of Texas (Austin), 1983

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The Terror of the Machine: Technology, Work, Gender and Ecology in the U.S.-Mexico Border (Austin: CMAS Books/University of Texas Press, 1997), Choice Magazine "Outstanding Academic Book" selection in 1998 and "Honorable Mention - 1998" from the Gustavus Meyer Center for the Study of Bigotry

Chicano Culture, Ecology, Politics: Subversive Kin (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1998)

Tierra y vida: Mexican Americans and the Environment. Volume 4, The Mexican American Experience, series editor, Adela de la Torre (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, forthcoming summer 2002).

Teaching and Research Interests

Agroecology, environmental justice, environmental history and ecological politics, social movements, transborder communities and transnationalism, and complexity theory in ecosystem sciences.

Geographic focus includes the U.S.-Mexico border region, Chiapas, the Upper Rio Grande watershed (New Mexico and Colorado), and Taiwan.


Comparative Social Movements: Mexico and the United States

Culture, Ecology, Politics

Cultures and Politics of Environmental Justice

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