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Ageeth Sluis

Professor History and Anthropology - LAS
Ageeth Sluis

asluis@butler.edu
317-940-9045

I am associate professor of Latin American History and affiliate faculty in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies and International Studies. 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 ofTransnational American Studies (among others). I just completed a book manuscript titled Deco Body/Deco City: Spectacle and Modernity inMexico City (University ofNebraska Press) that 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 about the books (and appeal) of Carlos Castaneda, the history of anthropology, New Age sensibilities, popular imaginings of Mexico, and indigenismo.