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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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)

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)

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

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

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

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.

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

Grants

  • Co-Recipient of the "Reciprocal American Studies" section of the 3-year Ford Foundation's "Crossing Borders" grant to the University of Iowa, 1999, $75,000
  • Rockefeller Foundation grant (with Jane C. Desmond)to extend the work of the International Forum for U.S. Studies to specific collaborations with Latin American specialists in the U.S., 2001-2004, $165,000
  • University of Iowa Arts and Hummanities Initiative Competition grant for project entitled "Comparative U.S. Studies: Cuba, Russia, and the United States" (with Jane C. Desmond), 1999, $20,000
  • USIA -- negotiated financial support of the IFUSS capstone conference, 1998-1999, estimated $9,000
  • Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, 1998 Obermann Faculty Research Seminar entitled "Legacies of 1898: Sovereignty and Colonialism in Puerto Rico, Guam, Cuba, Hawai'i, and their Impact on the U.S.", 1997, $39,000
  • Christopher Reynolds Foundation -- for involvement of head of Research Section (Cuban) Centro de Estudios sobre los Estados Unidos (University of Havana) in 1998 Obermann Seminar and 1998 American Studies Association Meetings ($2,700 and $1,560)
  • USIA -- grant in support of the 1998 Obermann Seminar's extension at the Nov. 1998 American Studies Association Meeting, 1998, estimated $22,000
  • U.S. Department of Education, Title VI institutional grant in interdisciplinary "International Studies", 1997, $871,463 for 1997-2000
  • Rockefeller Foundation Humanities REsidency Institutional Grant to set up and run the newly founded International Forum for U.S. Studies (with co-Director Jane C. Desmond), 1995-1999, $250,000
  • Center-wide Research grant, East-West Center, Honolulu, 1993, $14,100
  • Duke University Research Council -- research assistance through the Small Grants Program, 1990-1991
  • Ford Foundation grant to the University of Iowa and Grinnell College for inter-institutional collaboration, faculty & student development in international studies, 1995-1998, $209,000
  • Social Science Research Council grant for fieldwork in Israel, 1981-1982
  • University of California Santa Cruz Social Sciences Division Exploratory grant, 1992, $3,600
  • Duke University Research Council -- Major Research Grant, 1981-1982
  • Trent Foundation Travel Grant for summer research, 1980

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.

Publications

Books

  • ‘America’ in the World: Pro-Americanism, Anti-Americanism, and Their Gray Zones. University of Illinois Press, 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

  • "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. "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.