University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Department of Anthropology




Dr. Virginia Rosa Dominguez

Professor of Anthropology, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Center for Global Studies

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  • Tu 1:30-3:30 (361 Armory); Th 1:30-2:45 (DH 193)

Biography

  • Virginia R. Dominguez (Ph.D. 1979 Yale; M. Phil. 1975 Yale; B.A. 1973 Yale) is the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor of Anthropology (and member of the Jewish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and Caribbean Studies faculty) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She is also Co-Founder and Consulting Director of The International Forum for U.S. Studies (established in 1995) and Co-Editor of its book series, "Global Studies of the United States." A political and legal anthropologist, she was President of the American Anthropological Association from 2009 to 2011, Editor of American Ethnologist from 2002 to 2007, and President of the AAA's Society for Cultural Anthropology from 1999 to 2001. In 2013 she helped the World Council of Anthropological Associations establish the Brazil-based Antropologos sem fronteiras (Anthropologists without Borders) of which she serves as Vice-President. She also currently serves as Chair of the WCAA's Task Force on Advocacy and Outreach Activities. Author, coauthor, editor, and coeditor of multiple books, she is perhaps best known for her work on the U.S. (especially in White By Definition: Social Classification in Creole Louisiana) and her work on Israel (especially in People as Subject, People as Object: Selfhood and Peoplehood in Contemporary Israel). Prior to joining the UIUC faculty in 2007, she taught at Duke University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the University of California at Santa Cruz, the University of Iowa, and Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest. She has also been Directeur d'Études at the EHESS (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales) in Paris, a Simon Professor at the University of Manchester, a Mellon Fellow at the University of Cape Town, a Morgan Lecturer at the University of Rochester, a Research Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu, and a Junior Fellow at Harvard.

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Education

  • Ph.D., Social Anthropology, Yale University, New Haven, (Dec.) 1979
  • M. Phil, Social Anthropology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1975
  • B.A., Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1973

Academic/Professorial/Institutional Positions

  • 2013 – present: Vice President, Antropologos sem fronteiras (ASF)--Anthropologists without Borders-- headquartered in Brazil; a pilot project of the World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA)
  • 2011 – present: Member, International Advisory Board, World Council of Anthropological Associations
  • 2010 – present: Initiator and Task Force Leader and Chair, WCAA Task Force on Advocacy and Outreach Activities (the Task Force that led to the creation of Antropologos sem fronteiras - Anthropologists without Borders)
  • 1987 – present: Founder and member, Eileen Basker Memorial Prize Selection Committee
  • 2010 – 2012: Review/selection Panel, American Council of Learned Societies
  • 2009 – 2011: President, American Anthropological Association (AAA)
  • 2009 – 2011: Member, World Council of Anthropological Associations
  • Dec. 2007– Nov. 2009: President-Elect, American Anthropological Association
  • 2004 – 2006: Professor of International Studies (secondary University of Iowa appointment)
  • 2003 – 2006: Elected Member, American Anthropological Association Nominations Committee
  • 2002 – 2006: Collegiate Fellow in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (U. of Iowa)
  • 1995 – 2006: Co-Founder and Co-Director, International Forum for U.S. Studies (a Rockefeller Humanities Site at the University of Iowa)
  • 1993 – 2006: Professor, University of Iowa, Department of Anthropology
  • 2003 – 2005, extended to 2006: Appointed Member, American Anthropological Association's ANTHROSOURCE (Implementation) Working Group
  • 2005: Invited Member, Advisory Board, "SSRC Task Force on Hurricane Katrina and Rebuilding the Gulf Coast" (chaired by Yale sociologist Kai Erikson)
  • 2000 – 2003: Member, Executive Committee, International Association for American Studies
  • 2001 – 2002 (appointed in 1999): Chair, President's Advisory Academic Council, The Wenner-Gren Foundation (one of 6 members, including non-U.S. based anthropologists)
  • 1995 – 2002: Appointed Member, National Advisory Council for Hispanic Affairs, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
  • 2001 (spring): Salgo Professor of American Studies, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1999 – 2001: President, Society for Cultural Anthropology (of the AAA)
  • 1995 – 1999: Elected Member, Board of Directors, Society for Cultural Anthropology
  • 1998 (fall): Acting Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Iowa
  • 1996 – 1998: Appointed Member, National Academy of Sciences' Study Group on "The Human Genome Diversity Project"
  • 1994 – 1997: Director, Iowa Center for International & Comparative Studies (overseeing 16 academic programs at the University of Iowa)
  • 1995: Appointed Member, Selection Panel, National Endowment for the Humanities' special Presidential Initiative
  • 1991 – 1993: Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz, Board of Studies in Anthropology (also Director of Graduate Studies 1991-92)
  • 1987 – 91: Associate Professor, Duke University, Department of (Cultural) Anthropology
  • 1984– 85: Visiting Professor, The Hebrew University, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology
  • 1983 – 84; 1987-91: Director of Undergraduate Studies, (Cultural) Anthropology, Duke University
  • 1979 – 87: Assistant Professor, Duke University, Department of Anthropology
  • 1976 – 79: Junior Fellow, Harvard University Society of Fellows; three year corporation appointment and "prize fellowship"
  • 1973 – 76: Graduate Fellow, National Science Foundation; supplemented by a National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant
  • 1973 (June-Sept.): Research Assistant, The Ford Foundation, Office for Latin America and the Caribbean; wrote report, later published as book, on Caribbean migration to the United States

Current University Appointments

  • 2007 – present: Edward William & Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2007 – present: Co-Founder and Consulting Director, International Forum for U.S. Studies (IFUSS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2007 – present: Faculty, UIUC Program in Jewish Culture and Society (and on its Executive Committee)
  • 2007 – present: Faculty, UIUC Center for South Asia and Middle Eastern Studies
  • 2009 – present: Faculty Member Affiliate at the UIUC Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Faculty Member Affiliate, Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Editorial Positions

  • 2014: Associate Editor, American Anthropologist, World Anthropology Section
  • 2012 (July) – present: Member, Editorial Board, American Anthropologist (with Editor-in-Chief)
  • 2011 – present: Member, Board of Advisors (Comitato scientifico), Acoma: Rivista Internazionale di Studi Nordamericani [The Italian Journal of North American Studies]
  • 2009 – present: Co-Editor, Global Studies of the United States Book Series (in connection with the International Forum for U.S. Studies), University of Illinois Press
  • 2008 – present: Member, International Advisory Board, Hagar: Studies in Culture, Polity, and Identity
  • 2007 – present: Member, Editorial Board, Jewish Cultures of the World Book Series, Rutgers University Press
  • 2005 – present: Member, Editorial Board, Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
  • 2002 – present: Member, Editorial Board, Comparative American Studies: An International Journal (U.K.-based journal founded in 2002)
  • 1998 – present: Member, Editorial Board, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power (international interdisciplinary U.S.-based journal published by Gordon & Breach)
  • 2002 – 2007: Editor, American Ethnologist
  • Member, (Book) Series Advisory Board, Sapienza Studies in American Literature and Culture, Sapienza University Press (Rome)
  • 1999-2002: Member, Editorial Board, The American Quarterly (the premier U.S. American Studies journal)
  • 1998-2001: Member, International Editorial Advisory Board, Communal/Plural: Journal of Transnational and Cross-Cultural Studies (an Australian-based interdisciplinary journal)
  • 1998-2000: Member of International Editorial Board for new book series on Transnational Cultural Studies of the University of Illinois Press
  • 1997-1998: National Program Editor/Chair, Society for Cultural Anthropology
  • 1994-1998: Associate Editor, American Ethnologist
  • 1994-1999: Member, Editorial Collective, Public Culture (interdisciplinary international award-winning U.S.-based journal published by the University of Chicago Press until 1997 and Duke University Press since 1997)
  • 1990s: Founding member of Editorial Board, Public Worlds Books (interdisciplinary series published by the University of Minnesota Press)

Field Work Experience

  • 2008-2009. A 13-country research project on instrumental, bureaucratic, engineering and science photography undertaken in the course of U.S. military occupations since 1898 — in the Caribbean, the Pacific, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East — with special emphasis on the U.S. Corps of Engineers.
  • May-June 2003. Germany-South Africa-U.S. collaborative research project with colleagues from Berlin, Bremen, Munich, Cape Town, Pretoria, and Johannesburg involving pilot research (with four University of Iowa graduate students in Germany and Professor Jane Desmond).
  • March 2003; May 2005 and, through Research Assistants, summer 2003-winter 2004. Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, South Africa. On visual, economic, and discursive presence of the U.S. in South Africa and its complicated relationship with visual and discursive anti-Americanism (both before and during the Iraqi-U.S. war); involving two University of Iowa graduate students and three graduate students in South Africa– at the University of the Western Cape and at the University of Cape Town.
  • March 1998. Havana, Cuba. On photography and historiography just before, during, and immediately after the U.S. military occupations of Cuba 1898-1902 and 1906-1910; at the Cuban National Archives, the Provincial Archives of Cienfuegos, and the National Library in Havana.
  • July-Oct. 1993; summer 1994; part-summer 1995. Honolulu, Hawaii. On racializing practices in the Americanization of Hawaii, 19th and 20th centuries
  • Spring/summer 1993. Santa Cruz, CA. With Didier Torny (EHESS, France) and Krista Harper (Santa Cruz), on the naturalization and consumption of insurance in the 19th and 20th centuries (primarily in the U.K., France, and the U.S.), and the development of “risk-groups”
  • Summer 1980; May 1981-Aug. 1982; summer 1983; June 1984-Aug. 1985; summers 1987, 1989, 1990. Jerusalem, Israel. On the objectification of “ethnicity” and “Israeli society” in academic, journalistic, and political discourses.
  • Sept. 1975-Sept. 1976; May-Aug. 1977. New Orleans, LA. On social classifications in Creole Louisiana in historical and anthropological perspective.
  • Summer 1974. Surinam. On economic history and social interaction in the Bush Negro community of Klaaskreek.
  • Aug. 1972-Feb. 1, 1973. New York City. On sense of identity among Cubans, Puerto Ricans, and Dominicans in Washington Heights.

Professional Memberships

  • American Anthropological Association (current, members since 1976)
  • American Ethnological Society (of the AAA) (current; Board member, 2002 – 2007; member of the Society's Nominating Committee, 1991)
  • International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) (2012 – present)
  • International American Studies Association (current; Executive Committee Member, 2001 – 2003)
  • Society for Cultural Anthropology (of the AAA) (elected member of the Board of Directors, 1995-1999; elected President for 1999 – 2001)
  • Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (of the AAA) (current)
  • Council for Museum Anthropology (of the AAA) (current)
  • Association for Feminist Anthropology (of the AAA) (current)
  • Society for the Anthropology of Europe (of the AAA) (current)
  • Society for Visual Anthropology (of the AAA) (current)
  • Middle East Section (of the AAA) (current)
  • Central States Anthropological Society (of the AAA) (current)
  • Society for Anthropology in North America (of the AAA) (current)
  • Society for Economic Anthropology (of the AAA) (current)
  • European Association of Social Anthropologists (current)
  • The Authors Guild (1995 – present, after nomination in 1994)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (long-time member)
  • American Council of Jewish Studies (ACJS) (2012 – 2013)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (2011 – 2013)
  • American Studies Association (joined in the 1990s; was later nominated to run for election to the Board)
  • ISCOMET (International Scientific Conference-Minorities for Europe of Tomorrow) (early 1990s)
  • U.S. Fulbright (CIES) Selection Committee for Israel (1989-91 member; 1991 – 92 Chair)
  • Israel Anthropological Association (1980s)
  • American Association of University Women Fellowships Selection Committee (1986 – 88)
  • Institute of Cuban Studies (member of the Board of Directors in the mid-1980s)
  • Lourdes Casal Award Selection Committee (1983 – 84)
  • N. Y. Council on Foreign Relations (Term Member, 1980 – 85)
  • Latin American Studies Association (member of Program Committee, 1980 – 82)

Grants, Fellowships, Honors, and Awards (post-doctoral)

  • 2014 Invited Keynote Speaker for the World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA) – Taiwan Society for Anthropology and Ethnology (TSAE) joint meeting; Taiwan (early October).
  • 2013 Awarded Mellon Visiting Professorship in anthropology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa [nominated by the UCT anthropologists] (early September-early October)
  • 2013 Selected to give the 2013 Monica Wilson Lecture at the University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2013 Invited Keynote Speaker of the Anthropology Southern Africa association Annual Conference at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa (September 6). Address titled, "Glimpses beyond our comfort zones: Risk, love, distance"
  • 2012 Invited participant at Invited Session of the AAAS Conference in Vancouver, Canada (Session Organized by Agustin Fuentes on "Scientific Humanists and Humanistic Scientists: Flattening the World with Anthropology")
  • 2012 Short-term (3-week) residency and short course in American Studies at the University of Rome La Sapienza
  • 2012 Invited author and co-organizer of conference, Small Countries: Being, feeling, Acting in the Contemporary World, in Landskrona, Sweden (June)
  • 2012 Invited Discussant at a Workshop on Writing and Anthropology at the Biennial Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (held in Nanterre, France)
  • 2012 Named to "Incomplete List of Excellent Teachers" (at the University of Illinois at U-C) for Fall 2012 undergraduate course
  • 2009 The 2009 Sidney W. Mintz Distinguished Lecturer at Johns Hopkins University (the 16th Mintz Lecturer) (Nov.). Lecture titled, “On Noticing”
  • 2011 Named to "Incomplete List of Excellent Teachers" (at University of Illinois at U-C) for Spring 2011 undergraduate course
  • 2009 Distinguished Lecturer, Central States Anthropology Society Annual Conference (April). Address titled, “The Work it Takes”
  • 2009 Keynote Speaker, Southern Anthropological Society Annual Conference, Wilmington, NC (March)
  • 2009 Named to Incomplete List of Excellent Teachers (at University of Illinois at U-C) for Spring 2009 undergraduate course
  • 2008 Named to Incomplete List of Excellent Teachers (at University of Illinois at U-C) for Fall 2008 graduate course
  • 2008 Invited Speaker and Participant, 2008 Stockholm Roundtable (Oct.)
  • 2007 Simon Visiting Professorship, University of Manchester (England) (Nov.)
  • 2006 University of Iowa Graduate College Outstanding Mentor Award (Social Sciences)
  • 2006 Directeur d’Études (Invitee) and Keynote Speaker at Centre d’Études Nordamericaines, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris (Dec.). Address titled, “Rééquilibrer l’attention portée à la race comme construction sociale: Dans quelle mesure est-ce possible? Dans quelle mesure est-ce souhaitable?” or “Rebalancing the Focus on Race: How Much is Possible? How Much is Desirable?”
  • 2006 Keynote Speaker, Israel Anthropological Association Annual Meetings (June). Address titled, “Looking for Virtue”
  • 2006 Selected by the AAA Nominations Committee to run for President of AAA
  • 2005 Invited Featured Speaker, Northwestern University's Globalizing American Studies II conference (May). Paper titled, "Grounds for Engagement: Searching for an Ethical Practice of American Studies in a Post-Saidian World"
  • 2005 Invited Featured Speaker, Grinnell Humanities Symposium (Nov. 9-11). Paper titled, "Unclear Enemies, Unclear Friends"
  • 2004 Invited Featured Speaker, Biennial Conference of the Hungarian American Studies Association (Nov.) (grant to cover housing in Budapest). Paper titled, "SUSPICION, CRITIQUE, AND PURSUIT: How Do U.S. Cultural Anthropology, U.S. Cultural Studies, and U.S. American Studies View One Another?"
  • 2004 Invited Keynote Speaker, Tanner Humanities Center Symposium on Law, History, and Anthropology: [Revisiting] the Social Construction of Race, University of Utah (Sept.). Address titled, "Statutes, Dockets, and Supreme Court Rulings: Reflections on Their Appeal as Evidence"
  • 2002 Named Collegiate Fellow in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa (an award carrying this designation for a five-year renewable term)
  • 2002 Keynote Speaker, Beyond Durban: Caste and Race Dialogues international conference, University of Iowa/Iowa State collaboration (Oct.)
  • 2001 Selected to give the Annual Monica Wilson Lecture, University of Cape Town, South Africa (Aug.)
  • 2001 (with Jane C. Desmond) Rockefeller Foundation grant (2001-2004) to extend the work of our International Forum for U.S. Studies (IFUSS) to add specific collaboration with Latin American specialists on the U.S. ($165,000)
  • 2000 Selected to hold the Salgo Chair in American Studies (spring 2001) at Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary--funded by the Salgo-Noren Foundation
  • 1999 (with Jane C. Desmond) University of Iowa Arts and Humanities Initiative Competition grant for project titled, "Comparative U.S. Studies: Cuba, Russia, and the United States" ($20,000)
  • 1999 Co-recipient of the "Reciprocal American Studies" section of the 3-year Ford Foundation's "Crossing Borders" grant to the University of Iowa ($75,000)
  • 1998-99 USIA--negotiated financial support of the IFUSS capstone conference, April 1999 (Co-Director; estimated $9000)
  • 1998 Keynote Speaker, Symposium on Health and Global Human Genetic Diversity (Sept. 25-26), Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1998 Keynote (and MillerCom) Speaker, at conference titled, Having Our Say (a como de lugar): Women and the Legacy of The People of Puerto Rico into the 21st Century (Oct. 1), University of Illinois
  • 1998 USIA--grant in support of the 1998 Obermann Seminar's extension at the Nov. 1998 American Studies Assn. Meeting (Co-Director; estimated $2200)
  • 1998 Christopher Reynolds Foundation—grant for involvement of head of Research Section, (Cuban) Centro de Estudios sobre los Estados Unidos, University of Havana, Cuba, in the Obermann Seminar and 1998 American Studies Association Meetings (Co-Director; $2700 and $1560)
  • 1997 Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, 1998 Obermann Faculty Research Seminar (June15 -July 2, 1998) titled, Legacies of 1898: Sovereignty and Colonialism in Puerto Rico, Guam, Cuba, Hawai'i, and the Philippines, and their Impact on the U.S. (Co-Director; $39,000)
  • 1997 U.S. Department of Education, Title VI Institutional Grant in interdisciplinary "International Studies" (Principal Investigator; $871,463 for 1997-2000)
  • 1996 University of Iowa Regents Award for Faculty Excellence in teaching, research, service
  • 1995 Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Residency Institutional Grant (1995-1999) to set up and run the newly founded International Forum for U.S. Studies (IFUSS), co-directed with Professor Jane C. Desmond (Co-Director; $250,000)
  • 1995 Ford Foundation grant to the University of Iowa and Grinnell College for inter-institutional collaboration, faculty & student development in international studies (1995-1998) (Co-Director; $209,000)
  • 1994 Selected to be the 1995 Morgan Lecturer (University of Rochester)
  • 1994 Selected to be a C.I.C. Academic Leadership Fellow for 1994-95 (1 of 3 from the University of Iowa)
  • 1994 Nominated for membership in The Authors Guild
  • 1993 Center-wide Research Grant, East-West Center, Honolulu ($14,100)
  • 1992 University of California-Santa Cruz--Social Sciences Division Exploratory Grant ($3600)
  • 1991 Fellowship, Institute of Culture & Communication, East-West Center, Honolulu (June 30-Aug. 2) ($4000)
  • 1990 My book, People as Subject. People as Object, nominated for the Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing
  • 1990 Nominated for Duke's Distinguished Alumni Teaching Award
  • 1990-91 Duke University Research Council--research assistance through the Small Grants Program
  • 1988 Selected for inclusion in the 16th edition of Who's Who of American Women, and various editions of Who's Who of Women in the World, The International Book of Honor, and Who's Who of Emerging Leaders of America
  • 1987 My book, White By Definition, selected as one of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles of 1986
  • 1986 Nominated for Duke's Distinguished Alumni Teaching Award
  • 1984-85 Fulbright Visiting Professorship, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
  • 1981-82 My book, The Caribbean and Its Implications for the United States, co-authored with Jorge Domínguez, nominated for the Bolton Prize in Latin American History
  • 1981-82 Mellon Foundation Fellowship in the Humanities (full salary)
  • 1981-82 Social Science Research Council grant--for fieldwork in Israel
  • 1981-82 Duke University Research Council--Major Research Grant (salary for part-time research assistants)
  • 1980 Trent Foundation travel grant for summer research

Courses

  • Introduction to Social/Cultural Anthropology
  • Slavery and Society
  • From Incest to Adultery: Kinship and Marriage in Human Societies
  • Self and Others: Racial, Ethnic, and Social Classification
  • Graduate Core Theory Course in Cultural Anthropology
  • Caribbean Cultures and Societies
  • The History of Anthropology
  • Interpretations of Kinship
  • Meaning/Theories of Meaning
  • Middle East: Wars, Revolutions and Social Change
  • Ethniut veAdatiut (undergraduate course taught at the Hebrew University)
  • Symbols in Society/Theories of Symbolism
  • Ethics, the Other, and the Practice of Anthropology
  • Evidence and Other Realities
  • Strategies of Comparative Analysis
  • Ethnicity and Nationalism: Ideologies and Processes
  • Valuing Tradition and the Politics of Value
  • Survey of Cultural Anthropology Theory
  • Reading French Theorists
  • Inside/Outside “the Middle East”
  • Honors Seminar in International Studies: The Professions in the International Arena
  • Anthropology and Contemporary World Problems
  • Seminar on Sociocultural Anthropology
  • Foreign Scholarship on the United States
  • Contemporary Anthropology
  • Contemporary American Lives: Experimenting with Social Science Methods
  • Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism in the U.S.
  • Visions of America: Representations and Their Critiques
  • Cultural Politics
  • Neighbors and Strangers: The U.S. and Cuba in the Twentieth Century
  • “America” in the World: Contextualizing the Lure and Rejection of America
  • Difference and Degradation — Is It All Just a Matter of Racism?
  • Anthropology in a Changing World
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches in Evidence
  • “America” in the World: Contextualizing the Lure and Rejection of the U.S.

Congressional Testimonies, Reports, and Commissioned Papers

  • 1982. “Dimensions of Ethnicity” Commissioned by the National Academy of Science and co-authored with Richard G. Fox.
  • 1980. "The Politics of Classification." Prepared for Oversight Hearings before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and International Law of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives. Second session on Caribbean Migration. June 4, 1980. Printed in full by the U. S. Government Printing Office on behalf of the Committee on the Judiciary. Pp. 122-133.
  • 1980. "Perspectives on the Haitian Movement to the United States." Prepared for Oversight Hearings before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and International Law of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives. Second session on Caribbean Migration. June 17, 1980. Printed in full by the U. S. Government Printing Office on behalf of the Committee on the Judiciary. Pp. 181-195.
  • 1979. "The Concept of Refugee: A Second American Dilemma." Prepared for Hearings before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and International Law of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives. First session on H. R 2816, Refugee Act of 1979. May 1979. Printed in full by the U. S. Government Printing Office on behalf of the Committee on the Judiciary. Pp. 322-333.
  • 1978. Statement prepared for Hearings on "Undocumented Workers: Implications for U. S. Policy in the Western Hemisphere" of the Subcommittee on Inter-American Affairs of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives. May 23, 1978. Printed in full by the U. S. Government Printing Office on behalf of the Committee on International Relations. Pp. 55-61 and 215-225.

External Departmental Reviews

  • Member, Departmental Review of the Department of Anthropology, The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (2013-14)
  • Member, Departmental Review of the Department of Anthropology, Indiana University (2013-14)
  • Member, Departmental Review of the Department of Anthropology, American University (2011)
  • Chair, Departmental Review of the Department of Anthropology, Brown University (2010-11)
  • Member/Co-Chair, Departmental Review of the Department of Anthropology, University of Kansas (2010)
  • Member, Departmental Review of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2008)
  • Chair, Departmental Review of the Department of Anthropology, Temple University (2005)
  • Member, Departmental Review of the Department of Geography, University of Iowa (1995)

Consultations

  • 1989. The National Faculty of the Arts and Sciences
  • 1976-1980. The Ford Foundation, Office for Latin American and the Caribbean
  • 1977-1978. The Kettering Foundation

Publications

Books

  • ‘America’ in the World: Pro-Americanism, Anti-Americanism, and Their Gray Zones. University of Illinois Press, 2013.
  • Violence: Anthropologists Engaging Violence 1980-2012 . Ed. Virginia R. Dominguez. American Anthropologists, Virtual Issue, 2013.
  • From Beijing to Port Moresby: The Politics of National Identity in Cultural Policies. Ed. Virginia R. Dominguez and David Wu. New York: Gordon & Breach, 1998.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R., and 17-person Committee. Evaluating Human Genetic Diversity. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1997.
  • People as Subject, People as Object: Selfhood and Peoplehood in Contemporary Israel. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1989.
  • Cuban Studies (Special Annual Issue on "Sex, Gender, and Revolution in Cuba"). Ed. Virginia R. Dominguez and Yolanda Prieto. 1987.
  • White by Definition: Social Classification in Creole Louisiana. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1986.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R., and Jorge I. Dominguez. The Caribbean and Its Implications for the United States. New York: Foreign Policy Association, Headline Series, 1981.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. From Neighbor to Stranger: The Dilemma of Caribbean Peoples in the United States. New Haven: Antilles Research Program at Yale, 1975.

Book Contributions

  • "Falling in Love with a Criminal? On Immersion and Self-Restraint." Ethnographic Encounters in Israel: Poetics and Ethics of Fieldwork . Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013.
  • "Unexpected Ties: Insight. Love, Exhaustion." The Restless Anthropologist: New Fieldsites, New Visions. 2012.
  • "Against Stigma." Eschewing Racism, Disavowing Racism, and Invoking Racism: Visions of Virtue in Worlds of Inequality. Hyderabad: Orient Longman Press, 2009.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Flagging the Closet." Visual Art and the Contemporary Jewish Experience. Ed. Dvorah Neumark. Montreal: McGill University Press/Saidye Bronfman Centre, 2003.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R., and Jane C. Desmond. "Rediscovering America: American Studies in the New Century." "America" and "the Changing Object of Study". Ed. Kousar Azam. New Delhi: South Asian Publishers, 2001. 14-22.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "UnAmerican Americans? Stretching the Boundaries of American Studies." Rediscovering America: American Studies in the New Century. Ed. Kousar Azam. New Delhi: South Asian Publishers, 2001. 120-134.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R., and Sasha Welland. "Introduction: Cultural(ist) Articulations of National(ist) Stakes." Introduction. From Beijing to Port Moresby: The Politics of National Identity in Cultural Policies. New York: Gordon and Breach , 1998.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Disciplining Anthropology." Disciplinarity and Dissent in Cultural Studies. Ed. Cary Nelson and Dilip P. Gaonkar. New York: Routledge, 1996. 37-61.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Foreword." Foreword. Feminist Study and Judaism. Ed. Laura Levitt and Miriam Peskowitz. New York: Routledge, 1996.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Theorizing Culturalism: From Cultural Policies to Identity Politics and Back." Theory Rules: Art as Theory - Theory as Art. Ed. David Tomas, Jody Berland, and Will Straw. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Questioning Otherness: An Interdisciplinary Exchange." Iowa International Papers, Occasional Papers 30-37. Ed. Catherine M. Lewis and Virginia R. Dominguez. 1995.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "The Politics of Heritage in Contemporary Israel." Nationalist Ideologies and the Production of National Cultures American Ethnological Society Monograph Series. Ed. Richard Fox. 1990. 130-147.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Of Other Peoples: Beyond the `Salvage' Paradigm?." Discussions in Contemporary Culture I. New York: Bay Press, 1987. 131-137.

Journal Articles

  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Afterword--The Tacit and the Explicit: Who Influences Whom, Who Takes from Whom, and Who Creates What and When and from Whom?." Comparative American Studies 12.1 (2014): 147-54.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "The Rich Possibilities of Greed and Excess." Journal of Economic Anthropology 1.1 (2014): 193-91.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R., Matthew Gutmann, and Catherine Lutz. "The Problem of Gender and Citations Re-raised in New Research Study." Anthropology News (e-News) December.18 (2013):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Introduction." Special Virtual Issue, Anthropologists Engaging Violence, 1980-2012, in American Anthropologist (2013):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R., and Stephen Palmié. "Mixed Blessings and Sorrowful Mysteries: Second Thoughts about ‘Hybridity’." Current Anthropology 54.4 (2013): 475-6.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "The Very Real Issue of Heritage Framing," a comment on Jaume Franquesa's essay, "On keeping and selling: the political economy of heritage-making in contemporary Spain." Current Anthropology 54.3 (2013): 363-4.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "On the Paradoxes of Evidence in Contemporary Anthropology." Vital Topics Forum: On Evidence and the Public Interest. American Anthropologist 114.4 (2013): 642-55.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Saying and Not Saying R Words.” Review and Discussion of John Hartigan, Jr’s 2010 books, Race in the 21st Century: Ethnographic Approaches and What Can You Say? America’s National Conversation on Race." Transforming Anthropology 21.1 (2013): 87-91.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Mutuality, Responsibility, and Reciprocity in Situations of Marked Inequality: Dilemmas of, and concerning, U.S. Anthropology in the World." FOCAAL: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology 63 (2012):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Comfort Zones and their Dangers: Who are We? Qui Sommes-Nous?." The 2011 AAA Presidential Address. American Anthropologist 114.3 (2012): 394-405.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "When Belonging Inspires -- Death, Hope, Distance (Review Essay)." Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 15.3 (2008): 369-389.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. ""Nemi poco chiari, amici poco chiari" ("Unclear Enemies, Unclear Friends")." Acoma: Rivista Internazionale di Studi Nord-Aamericani (The International Journal of American Studies) 33 (2007): 53-65.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Commentary on Maria Gropas' "The Repatriotization of Revolutionary Ideology and Mnemonic Landscape in Present-Day Havana"." Current Anthropology 48.4 (2007):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Commentary on Rebecca Scott's "Public Rights and Private Commerce: A Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Creole Itinerary"." Current Anthropology 48.2 (2007):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Foreword." American Ethnologist 34.2 (2007):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Foreword." American Ethnologist 34.1 (2007):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Foreword." American Ethnologist 34.3 (2007):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Foreword." American Ethnologist 34.4 (2007):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "SUSPICION, CRITIQUE, AND PURSUIT: How Do U.S. Cultural Anthropology, U.S. Cultural Studies, and U.S. American Studies View One Another?." Americana Journal (Subtitled "Selected Papers from the 2004 Hungarian American Studies Association") III.1 (2007):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "When the Enemy is Unclear: US Censuses and Photographs of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines from the Beginning of the 20th Century." Comparative American Studies 5.2 (2007):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Commentary on Don Kulick's "Theory in Furs: Masochist Anthropology"." Current Anthropology 47.6 (2006):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Foreword." American Ethnologist 33.1 (2006):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Foreword." American Ethnologist 33.2 (2006):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Foreword." American Ethnologist 33.3 (2006):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Foreword." American Ethnologist 33.4 (2006):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Seeing and Not Seeing: Complicity in Surprise." SSRC Social Science Research Council Web Forum: "Understanding Katrina: Perspectives in the Social Sciences" (2006):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Foreword." American Ethnologist 32.1 (2005):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Foreword." American Ethnologist 32.2 (2005):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Foreword." American Ethnologist 32.3 (2005):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Foreword." American Ethnologist 32.4 (2005):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Commentary on Pamela Ballinger's "'Authentic Hybrids' in the Balkan Borderlands"." Current Anthropology (Special Issue on "Identity, Temporality, and Moral Geographies" 45.1 (2004):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Foreword." American Ethnologist 31.1 (2004):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Foreword." American Ethnologist 31.2 (2004):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Foreword." American Ethnologist 31.3 (2004):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Foreword." American Ethnologist 31.4 (2004):
  • "Foreword." American Ethnologist 30.1 (2003):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Foreword." American Ethnologist 30.2 (2003):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Foreword." American Ethnologist 30.3 (2003):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Foreword." American Ethnologist 30.4 (2003):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "When a Representation Offends Us: Toward an Analytics of Feeling in the Practice of Theory." Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (2003):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Commentary on Stuart Kirsch's "Lost Worlds: Environmental Disaster, 'Cultural Loss,' and the Law"." Current Anthropology (Special Issue on Science, Culture, and Politics) 42.2 (2001):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "For a Politics of Love and Rescue." Cultural Anthropology 15.3 (2000): 361-393.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R., and Jane C. Desmond. "Towards a Political Economy of "American Studies": Reports from an Experiment-in-Progress." Through the Looking Glass: American Studies in Transcultural Perspective. European Contributions to American Studies 40 (1999):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Asserting (Trans)Nationalism and the Social Conditions of Its Possibility." Communal/Plural: Journal of Transnational and Crosscultural Studies (Australia) 6.2 (1998): 139-156.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Conversation about Global Equality and Affirmation Action." Washington Law Review 75.4 (1998):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Exporting U.S. Concepts of Race: Are There Limits to the U.S. Model?." Social Research 65.2 (1998): 369-399.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Commentary on Moshe Shokeid's "Negotiating Multiple Viewpoints: The Cook, the Native, the Publisher, and the Ethnographic Text"." Current Anthropology 38.4 (1997):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Implications: A Commentary on Stoler." Political Power and Social Theory 11 (1997): 207-215.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "The Racialist Politics of Concepts, or Is It the Racialist Concepts of Politics?." Ethos 25.1 (1997): 93-100.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Commentary on Aihwa Ong's "Cultural Citizenship as Subject-Making: Immigrants Negotiate Racial and Cultural Boundaries in the United States"." Current Anthropology 37.5 (1996):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Engendering the Sexualized State of the Nation." Identities 2.3 (1996): 301-305.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Erotic(izing) Cubans." Nieuwe West-Indische Gids 70.3/4 (1996): 283-290.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R., and Jane C. Desmond. "Resituating American Studies in a Critical Internationalism." American Quarterly 48.3 (1996): 475-490.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R., and Jane C. Desmond. "Crafting Exhibitions." American Anthropologist 97.4 (1995): 779-782.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Invoking Racism in the Public Sphere: Two Takes on National Self-Criticism." Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 1.4 (1995): 325-346.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "A Taste for "the Other": Intellectual Complicity in Racializing Practices." Current Anthropology 35.4 (1994): 333-348.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Differentiating Women/Bodies of Knowledge." American Anthropologist 96.1 (1994): 127-130.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Questioning Jews." American Ethnologist 20.3 (1993): 618-624.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Visual Nationalism: On Looking at "National Symbols"." Public Culture 5.3 (1993): 451-455.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Voicing Alternatives." Bridges/Gesher (1993):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Invoking Culture: The Messy Side of `Cultural Politics'"." The South Atlantic Quarterly 91.1 (1992): 19-42.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "How the Self Stacks the Deck." Anthropology and Humanism Quarterly 16.1 (1991): 12-15.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Representing Value and the Value of Representation: A Different Look at Money." Cultural Anthropology 5.1 (1990): 16-44.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "The Management of Otherness: `Ethnicity' in the U.S. and Israel." Journal of Ethnic Studies/Revija za Narodnostna vPrasanja Treaties and Documents #21.Dec. (1988): 161-167.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Comments on, and editing of, Lourdes Casal's "Images of Women in Pre- and Postrevolutionary Cuban Novels." Cuban Studies 117 (1987):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Sex, Gender, and Revolution: The Problem of Construction and the Construction of a Problem." Cuban Studies 17 (1987):
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Intended and Unintended Messgages: The Scholarly Defense of One's People." Nieuwe West-Indische Gids (1986): 209-222.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "The Marketing of Heritage ." American Ethnologist 13.3 (1986): 546-555.
  • "The Language of Left and Right in Israeli Politics." Political Anthropology 4 (1984): 89-109.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R., and Eileen Basker. "The Limits of Cultural Awareness: the Immigrant as Therapist." Human Relations 37.9 (1984): 693-719.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Show Your Colors: Ethnic Divisiveness among Hispanic Caribbean Migrants." Migration Today VI (1978): 5-9.
  • "The Floating Symbol: A Reply to Susan Waller." American Ethnologist 5.4 (1978): 811-814.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Social Classification in Creole Louisiana." American Ethnologist 4.4 (1977): 589-602.
  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "Spanish-Speaking Caribbeans in New York: The Middle Race." Revista Interamericana Review III.2 (1973): 131-142.

Newspaper Articles

  • Dominguez, Virginia R. "(Mis)Communications regarding the HGDP." Anthropology Newsletter. 1 Jan. 1998, sec. Cutting Edge.