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Claudio Lomnitz-Adler

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Claudio Lomnitz-Adler

Chilean anthropologist and historian



Claudio Lomnitz-Adler was born in Santiago de Chile (1957) and studied in Mexico and the United States where he is presently Campbell Family Professor of Anthropology, Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University, New York. He has also been Director of the University of Chicago's Latin American Studies Program, Director of Columbia University's Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, and also Chair of the Committee on Historical Studies at the New School University. He was editor of the academic journal Public Culture from 2004 to 2010 and he also writes columns for newspapers in Mexico City.

He has published several books on politics and culture in Mexico and the Americas:
  • The Return of Comrade Ricardo Flores Magón (2014).
  • El porfiriato y la revolución en la historia de México: Una conversación (The Díaz Regime and Revolution in the History of Mexico, 2012, with Friedrich Katz).
  • El antisemitismo y la ideología de la Revolución Mexicana (Anti-semitism and Ideology of the Mexican Revolution, 2010).
  • Idea de la muerte en México (Death and the Idea of Mexico, 2006)
  • Deep Mexico, Silent Mexico: An Anthropology of Nationalism (2001)
  • Modernidad indiana: nueve ensayos sobre nación y mediación en México (Spanish-American Modernity: Nine Essays on Nation and Mediation in Mexico, 1999)
  • Las salidas del laberinto: cultura e ideología en el espacio nacional mexicano (Exits from the Labyrinth: Culture and Ideology in the Mexican National Space, 1995)
  • Evolución de una sociedad rural (Evolution of a Rural Society, 1982)
[Last update: April 2015]


Translation: Julie Wark.

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