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, Austin
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 of 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.
Chicana/o Studies 20: Introduction to Chicana/o Culture
Chicana/o Studies 50: Introduction to Chicana/o History
Chicana/o Studies 150b: History of the Southwest
Chicana/o Studies 159: Mexican Immigration
Chicana/o Studies 161: Central America and its Peoples
Chicana/o Studies 174: Chicanos, the Law, and the Criminal Justice System
Chicana/o Studies 180: Chicana/o Ethnography
Chicana/o Studies 180: Transnational Indigenous Migration
Ethnic Studies 10AC: History of Race and Ethnicity in the Western United States
Ethnic Studies 101A: Social Science Methods in Ethnic Studies
Ethnic Studies 135: US Immigration
Ethnic Studies 180L: Racial Citizenship and Immigration in the United States
- 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.