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Rodrigo F. Rentería-Valencia

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Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Arizona, 2016
M.A. Anthropology, University of Arizona, 20
B.A. Ethnology, ENAH, Mexico, 2006

Office: Dean Hall 353

Phone: 509-963-3549

(see full CV)


Interests & Expertise

Environmental Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, Semiotics, Visual Anthropology, Ritual and Performance Theory, Human Geography, Maritime Anthropology, Indigenous Studies. Ethnographic Specialization: the Greater Southwest (including northern Mexico).

Courses Taught

ANTH 130: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 346: Cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean
ANTH 347: Native American Cultures of North America
ANTH 352: Anthropology of Environmental Issues
ANTH 440: Culture and Ecology
ANTH 451: History and Theory of Anthropology
REM 501: Introduction to Resource Management

Selected Publications

2017. "Is monoculture a viable strategy? The case of Guayaibi Unido." In Vásquez-Léon, M., Burke, B., and Finan, T. (Eds). "Cooperatives, Grassroots Development, and Social Change: Experiences from rural Latin America. Tucson, The University of Arizona Press.

2015. Narchi, N.E., Búrquez, A., Trainer, S., Rentería-Valencia, R.F. Social constructs, identity, and the ecological consequences of carne asade. Journal of the Southwest, 57(2-3): 305-336.

2015. Ethics, hunting tales and the multispecies debate: the entextualization of nonhuman narratives. In 'Engagin Visual Anthropology in the Entangled Lives of Species.' Review. Visual Anthropology, 31(1): 94-103.

2014. Colonial tensions in the governance of Indigenous authorities and the Pima uprising of 1751. Journal of the Southwest, 56(2): 345-364.

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