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Ageeth Sluis

Professor - History History and Anthropology - LAS
Ageeth Sluis



I am a professor of Latin American History, affiliate faculty in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies and International Studies, and currently the Chair of the department of History and Anthropology. I teach courses on a variety of subjects, but all deal in some way with the interplay of power, culture, identity formations and historical shifts. My scholarship generally lands at the intersections of gender, space, and the history of the Americas. You can find my articles in The Americas, the Journal of Urban History, and the Journal of Transnational American Studies (among others). My first book titled Deco Body/Deco City: Spectacle and Modernity in Mexico City (University of Nebraska Press, 2016) looks at how new ideas about femininity and female bodies influenced urban reform in Mexico’s capital city in the 1920s and 1930s. My new project focuses on the interplay between the books and appeal of Carlos Castaneda, the history of anthropology, New Age sensibilities, popular imaginings of Mexico, and indigenismo.

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