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O. Hugo Benavides, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Anthropology (at Rose Hill)
Director, Latin American and Latino Studies Program
B.A., Queens College; M.A., Hunter College; Ph.D., City 
University of New York, 1999

Dealy Hall 402E
Bronx, NY  10458-9993
tel:  (718) 817-3869
fax: (718) 817-3846

Research Interests
Social Theory, historical and national production, sexuality and identity, Latino politics, Latin America.
Selected Publications


2008.  Drugs, Thugs, and Divas:  Telenovelas and Narcodramas in Latin America. University of 
          Texas Press, Austin.
          Read a press interview with the author about this book.

2006.  The Politics of Sentiment: Imagining and Remembering Guayaquil. University of Texas 
           Press, Austin.

2004.   Making Ecuadorian Histories: Four Centuries of Defining Power. University of Texas
           Press, Austin.


2012.  "Our Ancestors the Incas: Andean Warring over the Conquering Pasts.” In The Heritage of 
, Martin Gegner and Bart Ziino, eds, pp. 127-141, Routledge, NY.

2011.  “Indigenous Representations of the Archaeological Record: Spectral Reflections of 
             Postmodernity in Ecuador.” In Indigenous Peoples and Archaeology in Latin America
             Cristóbal Gnecco and Patricia Ayala Rocabado, eds, pp. 156-180, Left Coast Press, 
             Walnut Creek, CA.

2010.  “Shades of the Colonial.” In Handbook of Postcolonial Archaeology, Uzma Rizvi and Jane 
             Lydon, eds, pp. 235-239, Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek, CA.

2009.  “Disciplining the Past, Policing the Present: The Postcolonial Landscape of Ecuadorian 
             Nostalgia,” Archaeologies 5(1):134-160.

2009.  “Translating Ecuadorian Modernities: Pre-Hispanic Archaeology and the reproduction of 
             Global Difference.” In Cosmopolitan Archaeologies, Lynn Meskell, ed., pp. 228-
             248. Duke University Press, Durham, NC.

2009.  “Narratives of Power, The Power of Narratives: The Failing Foundational Narrative of the 
             Ecuadorian Nation.” In Contested Histories in Public Space: Memory, Race, and  
, Daniel J. Walkowitz and Lisa Maya Knauer, eds, pp. 178-196. Duke University 
             Press, Durham, NC.

2009.  “The Recovery of Archaeological Heritage in the Ecuadorian Andes: Ethnography, 
             Domination, and the Past,” In Ethnographies and Archaeologies: Iterations of the 
, Lena Mortensen,and Julie Hollowell, eds. University Press of Florida, Gainesville.

2008.  “Historical Disruptions in Ecuador: Reproducing an Indian Past in Latin America.” In 
             Cultural Heritage and Human  Rights
, Helaine Silverman and D. Fairchild Ruggles, eds, 
             pp. 132-143. Springer, New York.

2008.  ”Archaeology and Development.” In Encyclopedia of Archaeology, Deborah Pearsall, 
             ed., Volume 2, pp. 1088-1093. Academic Press, New York.

2008.  “Archaeology, Globalization and the Nation: Appropriating the Past in Ecuador.” In 
            Handbook of South American Archaeology
, Helaine Silverman and William Isbell, eds, 
            pp. 1063-1072. Springer, New York.

2004.  "Anthropology's Native Conundrum: Uneven Histories andDevelopment,"
Critique of 

2003.  "Seeing Xica and the Melodramatic Unveiling of Colonial Desire," Social Text 21(3 76):

2002.  "The Representation of Guayaquil's Sexual Past: Historicizing the Enchaquirados," Journal 
             of Latin American Anthropology

2001.  "Returning to the Source: Social Archaeology as Latin American Philosophy," Latin 
           American Antiquity


Courses Taught


Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Introduction to Archaeology; Race, Class and Gender; Latin America and the Caribbean; Post-Colonial Theory; Comparative Cultures; Popular Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean; Television and Popular Culture in the US; Community Service and Social Action (Senior Seminar); Latin American Cultural Politics; Social Theory in Anthropology; Vampires and Kinship: Blood Tales of Modernity; Race in the Americas; Zombies, Commodities, and Capitalism


Development and Cultural Change; National Identity and Development; Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture; Post-Colonial Developments; Media, Identity and Development; Latin American and Latino Cultures

London Summer Program

The Politics of the Supernatural: Horror in the British Empire; Writing the Empire: Haunting, Tradition and Warfare


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