Dr Bianet Castellanos
M. Bianet Castellanos is an anthropologist and a core faculty member in American Studies. Her publications include A Return to Servitude: Maya Migration and the Tourist Trade in Cancún (University of Minnesota Press 2010), Comparative Indigeneities of the Américas: Toward a Hemispheric Approach which she co-edited with Lourdes Gutiérrez Nájera and Arturo Aldama (University of Arizona Press 2012), and the anthology Detours: Travel and the Ethics of Research in the Global South (University of Arizona Press 2019). She recently edited a forum on settler colonialism in Latin America for America Quarterly and published an article in the special issue on Critical Latinx Indigeneities in Latino Studies. Her current book project examines indigenous urbanism through a focus on housing and debt in Mexico. She is a member of the Critical Latinx Indigeneities Working Group, the INRS Dialog, and Mexico’s Sistema Nacional de Investigadores. She teaches courses on comparative indigeneities, politics and popular culture, immigration, tourism, transnationalism, and the U.S.-Mexico border.