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Diane M. Nelson, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology

Diane M. Nelson

Please note: Diane has left the "Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies" group at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  201D Friedl Building
Email Address: send me a message


Junior year abroadUniversidad de Sevilla, Seville, Spain1983
American Field Service 4-month student exchangeMérida, Mexico1980

Central America & the Caribbean
Political Economy
Popular Culture
Curriculum Vitae
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Stephanie J Friede  
  • Jason M. Cross  
  • Diana Gomez  
  • Erin D Parish  
  • Tamar Shrinian  
  • Layla Brown-Vincent  
  • Attiya Ahmad  
  • Dwayne Dixon  
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Nelson, DM, Reckoning: The Ends of War in Guatemala (February, 2009), Duke University Press  [abs] [author's comments]
  2. Nelson, DM, “Mayan Ponzi: A Contagion of Hope, a Made-off With Your Money,”, E Misférica, on Line Journal of Nyu Hemispheric Institute (2009) [nelson]
  3. Nelson, DM, Los efectos especiales del horror, in Re-pensando la violencia, edited by García, JL; Bastos, S (2010), University of Cordoba, Spain
  4. Nelson, DM, Stumped Identities: Body Image, Bodies Politic, and the Mujer Maya as Prosthetic, Cultural Anthropology, vol. 16 no. 3 (August, 2001), pp. 314-353, WILEY [repository], [doi]
  5. Nelson, DM, Maya-Hackers and the Cyberspatialized Nation-State: Modernity, Ethnostalgia, and a Lizard Queen in Guatemala, Cultural Anthropology, vol. 11 no. 3 (May, 1996), pp. 287-308, WILEY [repository], [doi]

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