Dr. Virginia Dominguez

Contact Information

Department of Anthropology
607 S Mathews Ave.
M/C 148
Urbana, IL 61801

Office Hours

  • M 10:45-12:15 (361 Armory); W 10:45-12:15 (DH 193)
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Selected 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 edited by Virginia Dominguez, edited by David Wu. Edited by Virginia Dominguez, Edited by David Wu, New York Gordon & Breach 1998.
Dominguez, Dr. 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") edited by Virginia Dominguez, edited by Yolanda Prieto. Edited by Virginia Dominguez, Edited by Yolanda Prieto, 1987.
White by Definition: Social Classification in Creole Louisiana New Brunswick Rutgers University Press 1986.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R, and Dr. Jorge I. Dominguez The Caribbean and Its Implications for the United States New York Foreign Policy Association, Headline Series 1981.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R From Neighbor to Stranger: The Dilemma of Caribbean Peoples in the United States New Haven Antilles Research Program at Yale 1975.
Violence: Anthropologists Engaging Violence 1980-2012 edited by Virginia Dominguez. Edited by Virginia Dominguez, American Anthropologists, Virtual Issue 2013.

Book Contributions

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

Journal Articles

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, Dr. Virginia R When Belonging Inspires -- Death, Hope, Distance (Review Essay) Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 15 3 2008, p. 369-389.
Dominguez, Dr. 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, p. 53-65.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Commentary on Maria Gropas' "The Repatriotization of Revolutionary Ideology and Mnemonic Landscape in Present-Day Havana" Current Anthropology 48 4 2007.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Commentary on Rebecca Scott's "Public Rights and Private Commerce: A Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Creole Itinerary" Current Anthropology 48 2 2007.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Foreword American Ethnologist 34 2 2007.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Foreword American Ethnologist 34 1 2007.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Foreword American Ethnologist 34 3 2007.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Foreword American Ethnologist 34 4 2007.
Dominguez, Dr. 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, Dr. 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, Dr. Virginia R Commentary on Don Kulick's "Theory in Furs: Masochist Anthropology" Current Anthropology 47 6 2006.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Foreword American Ethnologist 33 1 2006.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Foreword American Ethnologist 33 2 2006.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Foreword American Ethnologist 33 3 2006.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Foreword American Ethnologist 33 4 2006.
Dominguez, Dr. 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, Dr. Virginia R Foreword American Ethnologist 32 1 2005.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Foreword American Ethnologist 32 2 2005.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Foreword American Ethnologist 32 3 2005.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Foreword American Ethnologist 32 4 2005.
Dominguez, Dr. 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, Dr. Virginia R Foreword American Ethnologist 31 1 2004.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Foreword American Ethnologist 31 2 2004.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Foreword American Ethnologist 31 3 2004.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Foreword American Ethnologist 31 4 2004.
Foreword American Ethnologist 30 1 2003.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Foreword American Ethnologist 30 2 2003.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Foreword American Ethnologist 30 3 2003.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Foreword American Ethnologist 30 4 2003.
Dominguez, Dr. 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, Dr. 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, Dr. Virginia R For a Politics of Love and Rescue Cultural Anthropology 15 3 2000, p. 361-393.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R, and Dr. 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, Dr. Virginia R Asserting (Trans)Nationalism and the Social Conditions of Its Possibility Communal/Plural: Journal of Transnational and Crosscultural Studies (Australia) 6 2 1998, p. 139-156.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Conversation about Global Equality and Affirmation Action Washington Law Review 75 4 1998.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Exporting U.S. Concepts of Race: Are There Limits to the U.S. Model? Social Research 65 2 1998, p. 369-399.
Dominguez, Dr. 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, Dr. Virginia R Implications: A Commentary on Stoler Political Power and Social Theory 11 1997, p. 207-215.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R The Racialist Politics of Concepts, or Is It the Racialist Concepts of Politics? Ethos 25 1 1997, p. 93-100.
Dominguez, Dr. 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, Dr. Virginia R Engendering the Sexualized State of the Nation Identities 2 3 1996, p. 301-305.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Erotic(izing) Cubans Nieuwe West-Indische Gids 70 3/4 1996, p. 283-290.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R, and Dr. Jane C. Desmond Resituating American Studies in a Critical Internationalism American Quarterly 48 3 1996, p. 475-490.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R, and Dr. Jane C. Desmond Crafting Exhibitions American Anthropologist 97 4 1995, p. 779-782.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Invoking Racism in the Public Sphere: Two Takes on National Self-Criticism Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 1 4 1995, p. 325-346.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R A Taste for "the Other": Intellectual Complicity in Racializing Practices Current Anthropology 35 4 1994, p. 333-348.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Differentiating Women/Bodies of Knowledge American Anthropologist 96 1 1994, p. 127-130.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Questioning Jews American Ethnologist 20 3 1993, p. 618-624.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Visual Nationalism: On Looking at "National Symbols" Public Culture 5 3 1993, p. 451-455.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Voicing Alternatives Bridges/Gesher 1993.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Invoking Culture: The Messy Side of `Cultural Politics'" The South Atlantic Quarterly 91 1 1992, p. 19-42.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R How the Self Stacks the Deck Anthropology and Humanism Quarterly 16 1 1991, p. 12-15.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Representing Value and the Value of Representation: A Different Look at Money Cultural Anthropology 5 1 1990, p. 16-44.
Dominguez, Dr. 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, p. 161-167.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Comments on, and editing of, Lourdes Casal's "Images of Women in Pre- and Postrevolutionary Cuban Novels Cuban Studies 117 1987.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Sex, Gender, and Revolution: The Problem of Construction and the Construction of a Problem Cuban Studies 17 1987.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Intended and Unintended Messgages: The Scholarly Defense of One's People Nieuwe West-Indische Gids 1986, p. 209-222.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R The Marketing of Heritage American Ethnologist 13 3 1986, p. 546-555.
The Language of Left and Right in Israeli Politics Political Anthropology 4 1984, p. 89-109.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R, and Eileen Basker The Limits of Cultural Awareness: the Immigrant as Therapist Human Relations 37 9 1984, p. 693-719.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Show Your Colors: Ethnic Divisiveness among Hispanic Caribbean Migrants Migration Today VI 1978, p. 5-9.
The Floating Symbol: A Reply to Susan Waller American Ethnologist 5 4 1978, p. 811-814.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Social Classification in Creole Louisiana American Ethnologist 4 4 1977, p. 589-602.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Spanish-Speaking Caribbeans in New York: The Middle Race Revista Interamericana Review III 2 1973, p. 131-142.
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, p. 147-54.
Dominguez, Virginia R The Rich Possibilities of Greed and Excess Journal of Economic Anthropology 1 1 2014, p. 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, p. 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, p. 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, p. 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, p. 87-91.
Dominguez, Virginia R Comfort Zones and their Dangers: Who are We? Qui Sommes-Nous? The 2011 AAA Presidential Address. American Anthropologist 114 3 2012, p. 394-405.

Special Issues of a Journal

Afterword: The Noticed, the Unnoticed, and Their Pursuit Looking North: Latin American Perspectives on the U.S. in International Perspective Transit Circle 2010.
(Multi)Culturalisms and the Baggage of "Race" Identities I 4 1995.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Introduction Introduction Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 1 4 1995, p. 297-300.
Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R Different and Difference "The Issue of Jewishness in Ethnographic Fieldwork" Anthropology and Humanism Quarterly 14 1 1989, p. 10-16.

Newspaper Articles

Dominguez, Dr. Virginia R (Mis)Communications regarding the HGDP Anthropology Newsletter 1998, sec. Cutting Edge:.