People / Faculty
Social movements, Urban Anthropology, Borderlands Anthropology, Decolonial Thought and Praxis, Criminality and Illegality, Chicana/o Studies, Critical Race Theory/Praxis, and the study of Commons/Enclosures.
Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Texas, Ausitn
M.A., Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin
B.A., Chicano Studies, University of California, Berkeley
- 512 Barrows
- Tu/Th 2-4pm and by appt.
- Download Gonzalez's CV (as a pdf)
Bio & Research Interests
I am a first generation Chicano scholar-activist/anthropologist who studies the political and cultural resonance of social movements. In particular, the resonance of indigenous social movements on Chicanas/os and "people o color" in the United States.
My book manuscript is a revision of my dissertation, "Autonomy Road": the Cultural Politics of Chicana/o Autonomous Organizing in Los Angeles, California. It describes the long twenty year history of solidarity and political organizing between Chicana/o communities in the United States and the Zapatista indigenous communities of Chiapas, Mexico. Using ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Chiapas, Los Angeles, California, and the Mexico/US borderlands, the book manuscript makes a contribution to our understanding of transnational community formation and mobilization, social change, spatial violence, and Chicana/o transborder subject formation.
My current research looks at the effects of the post 2008 Housing crisis on Latino and Black families. I focus my analysis by interrogating logics of dispossession when it comes to foreclosures, forced migrations, and homelessness. I also look at the logics of race and capital that inform the prevalent forms of social organization around private property.
My teaching experience is extensive. I have taught introductory classes in Anthropology and Chicano Studies, as well as undergraduate/graduate topic seminars. I have facilitated talks and workshops on decolonial thought in the United States, Mexico, and Spain.
Spring 2017: Chicana/o Studies 174 (Chicanxs, the Law, and Criminal Justice)
Spring 2017: Chicana/o Studies 150b (History of the Southwest: 1848 to present)
Sprint 2017: Chicana/o Studies 50 (Introduction to Chicana/o History)
Fall 2016: Chicana/o Studies 180 (Chicana/o Ethnography)
Fall 2016: Chicana/o Studies 159 (Mexican Immigration)
Summer 2016: Ethnic Studies 135 (US Immigration)
Spring 2016: Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies 20 (Introduction to Chicana/o and Latina/o Culture)
Spring 2016: Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies 150B (History of the Southwest: 1848-present)
Fall 2015: Ethnic Studies 10 AC (History of Race and Ethnicity in the Western United States: 1598-present)
Spring 2015: Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies 20 (Introduction to Chicana/o and Latina/o Culture)
Fall 2014: Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies 50 (Introduction to Chicana/o History)
Spring 2014: Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies 98/198 (Zapatismo at 20 years: Implications for Chicana/o Studies)
Spring 2013: Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies 150B (History of the Southwest: 1848-present)
Fall 2012: Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies 50 (Introduction to Chicana/o History)
- Gonzalez, Pablo. 2016. “Hecho en Berkeley: A Brief History of Chicana/o Studies at Berkeley High School,” In, “White” Washing American Education: The New Culture Wars in Ethnic Studies: Vol. 1 K-12 Anthology, pp 1-6.
- Gonzalez, Pablo. 2016. Review of, More than Shelter: Activism and Community in San Francisco Public Housing, by Amy Howard. University of Minnesota Press. 2014. City and Society, Fall 2016.
- “Ethnic Mexican Migrant Families and Property Ownership: Preliminary Ethnographic Data on the Housing Crisis”, Anthropology News, Vol. 53 Issue 9 December 2012.
- “ALLA Crosses the Northern Border: Two Exciting Panels for Montreal”, Anthropology News, Vol. 52 Issue 6 November 2011.
- "Una Red en Peces: Transborder Alliances between US Chicanos and Indigenous Communities in Baja California,” Anthropology News, Vol. 52 Issue 3 March 2011.