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O. Hugo Benavides

Hugo Benavides

Professor of Anthropology (at Rose Hill)
Chair of the Department
Email: benavides@fordham.edu

Office: Dealy Hall 402E
Phone: 718-817-3869
Fax: 718-817-3846

Education

BA, Queens College;
MA, Hunter College;
PhD, City University of New York, 1999

Research Interests

Social Theory, historical and national production, sexuality and identity, Latino politics, Latin America.

Projects

Selected Publications (Books)

Translation of First Book
2004 Making Ecuadorian Histories: Four Centuries of Defining Power, University of Texas Press.

  • Translated to Mandarin (2014), see: www.ca-link.com
  • Translated to Spanish (2015), Published by Consejo Provincial de Pichincha, Quito, Ecuador.

2008. Drugs, Thugs, and Divas: Telenovelas and Narcodramas in Latin America. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Read a press interview with the author about this book.
Drugs, Thugs, and Divas: Telenovelas and Narcodramas in Latin America

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

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

Selected Publications (Articles and Chapters)

2016 “History, Capitalism and Identity: Archaeologies of the Future in London Town,” In: ‘O Brave New Worlds’: Archaeologies of Changing Identities. D. George and B. Kurchin (eds.), University Press of Florida (forthcoming).

2015 “Latino Archaeological Heritage: Sites, Memories and Discourses in the Politics of the Past,” in: Cultural Heritage and Immigration, C. Holtorf, A. Pantazatos, and G. Scarre (eds.), Cambridge University Press (forthcoming).

2015 “Travelling Melodrama: Telenovelas and Exporting Southern Moralities; or, How Something so Bad can be so Good?” in: Global Latin America, M. Guttman and J. Lesser (eds.), University of California Press (forthcoming).

2015 “Social Construction of the Past,” in: Oxford Bibliographies / Latin American Studies, B. Vinson (editor), Oxford University Press; oxfordbibliographies.com (Internet Publication / Refereed) (forthcoming).

2015 “La Generacion del 30,” in: Oxford Bibliographies / Latin American Studies, B. Vinson (editor), Oxford University Press; oxfordbibliographies.com (Internet Publication / Refereed) (forthcoming).

2015 “The Case of the Andes: Heritage and the Politics of Cultural Obliteration,” in: Blackwell Companion to the New Heritage Studies, W. Logan, A. Deakin, and M. Nic Creath (eds.), Wiley-Blackwell.

2014 “Ecuador” in: Oxford Bibliographies / Latin American Studies, B. Vinson (editor), Oxford University Press; oxfordbibliographies.com (Internet Publication / Refereed).

2013 “Popular Culture and Globalization” in: Oxford Bibliographies / Latin American Studies, B. Vinson (editor), Oxford University Press; oxfordbibliographies.com (Internet Publication / Refereed).

2013 “Postcolonial Archaeologies,” in Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, Section Editor, Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu, Indigenous Archaeology, New York City: Springer Press (Invited and refereed).

2013 “Mestizaje and the Legacy of José María Arguedas,” Oxford Bibliographies / Latin American Studies, B. Vinson (editor), Oxford University Press; oxfordbibliographies.com (Internet Publication / Refereed).

2012 ‘Our Ancestors the Incas’: Andean Warring over the Conquering Pasts,” In: The Heritage of War, Martin Gegner and Bart Ziino (editors), pp. 127-141, London: Routledge (Invited and refereed).

2012. "Our Ancestors the Incas: Andean Warring over the Conquering Pasts. Pp. 127-141 in: The Heritage of War, edited by Martin Gegner and Bart Ziino. New York: Routledge.

2011. Indigenous Representations of the Archaeological Record: Spectral Reflections of Postmodernity in Ecuador. Pp. 156-180 in Indigenous Peoples and Archaeology in Latin America, edited by Cristbal Gnecco and Patricia Ayala Rocabado. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

2010. Shades of the Colonial. Pp. 235-239 in Handbook of Postcolonial Archaeology, edited by Uzma Rizvi and Jane Lydon. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

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. Pp. 228-248 in Cosmopolitan Archaeologies, edited by Lynn Meskell. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

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

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

2008. Historical Disruptions in Ecuador: Reproducing an Indian Past in Latin America. Pp. 132-143 in Cultural Heritage and Human Rights, edited by Helaine Silverman and D. Fairchild Ruggles. New York: Springer.

2008. Archaeology and Development. Pp. 1088-1093 in Encyclopedia of Archaeology. Vol. 2, edited by Deborah Pearsall. New York: Academic Press.

2008. Archaeology, Globalization and the Nation: Appropriating the Past in Ecuador. Pp. 1063-1072 in Handbook of South American Archaeology, edited by Helaine Silverman and William Isbell. New York: Springer.

"Anthropology's Native Conundrum: Uneven Histories and Development." Critique of Anthropology 24(2):159-178.

2003. "Seeing Xica and the Melodramatic Unveiling of Colonial Desire." Social Text 21(3 76): 109-134.

2002. "The Representation of Guayaquils Sexual Past: Historicizing the Enchaquirados." Journal of Latin American Anthropology 7(1):68-103.

2001. "Returning to the Source: Social Archaeology as Latin American Philosophy." Latin American Antiquity 12(4):355-370.

Individual Refereed Articles:
2013 “Working/Touring the Past: Latin American Identity and the Political Frustration of Heritage,” M. Diaz-Andreu (Issue editor), International Journal of Historical Archeology 17 (2): 245-260.
2013 “Football and the Nation: Producing American Culture,” Oppositional Conversations, Issue #1 (Winter 2012-2013): 34-58; Social Science Research Council and Mellon Mays Initiative Program; (www.oppositionalconversations.org) (Internet Publication).

Spanish Articles:
2013 “Lo queer y lo regional: Visiones desde las zonas fronterizas,” In: Resentir lo queer en Latino America: Dialogos desde/con el sur, Madrid: Editorial Egales, M.A. Viteri, S. Castellano, D. Falconí (editors), (Invited and Refereed).

Courses Taught

Undergraduate
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, Commodity and Capitalism; Culture and Culture Change; Sports and National Politics; Bond, Bourne and Britain: The Nostalgia of Empire; Sociology of Sports; The Politics of Memory: Trauma, Guilt and Reconciliation.

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

Study Abroad Courses
London, England, Courses (Fordham University’s Kensington campus): The Politics of the Supernatural: Horror in the British Empire (Summer 2010); London Underground (Summer 2011); Writing the Empire: Haunting, Tradition and Warfare (Summer 2012); Britain and its Fragments (Fall 2012); and Research Module (Fall 2012).

Puebla, Mexico, Courses (Universidad Iberoamericana): Pyramids, Gods, and Mummies: The Transnational Migration of Identity and Culture (Summer 2014); Telenovela y Melodrama en Latinoamérica (Summer 2015).

Pretoria, South Africa, Course (University of Pretoria): Hispanic Culture and Societies (Three weeks of Second Semester 2014, team-taught with Prof. Ana García).

Quito, Ecuador, Graduate Course (Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar): Telenovelas y Melodrama en Latinoamérica (Graduate week-long intensive seminar, November 2014).

Quito, Ecuador, Faculty Seminar (Universidad Católica): Género y Teoría Queer  (Faculty Seminar, October 2015).

Spring Break Study Abroad (one credit) Courses:
Puebla, Mexico, (Universidad Iberoamericana): Mexican History and Identity (team-taught with Prof. Hector Lindo-Fuentes/main faculty; 2013).

Havana, Cuba (Casa de las Americas Institute): Cuban Art and Architecture (team-taught with Prof. Barbara Mundy/main faculty; 2014).