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Publications of Diane M. Nelson    :chronological  alphabetical  combined  bibtex listing:


  1. D.M. Nelson. Who Counts? The Mathematics of Death and Life after Genocide.  Duke University Press, 2015.
  2. Nelson, DM. Reckoning: The Ends of War in Guatemala.  Duke University Press, February, 2009.  [abs]
  3. Nelson, DM. Under the sign of the Virgen de Tránsito.  Duke University Press, January, 2009: 1-28.  [abs]
  4. Nelson, DM. A Finger in the Wound: Body Politics in Quincenntenial Guatemala.  University of California Press, 1999.  [abs]

Book Chapters

  1. Nelson, DM. "100% OMNILIFE: Health, Economy, and the End/s of War." War By Other Means Aftermath in Post-Genocide Guatemala 2013.
  2. Nelson, DM; McAllister, C. "Aftermath: Harvests of Violence and Histories of the Future." War By Other Means Aftermath in Post-Genocide Guatemala 2013.
  3. Nelson, DM. "Mayan Pyramids." The Guatemala Reader. Edited by Grandin, L; Oglesby,. 2011.
  4. Nelson, DM. "Los efectos especiales del horror." Re-pensando la violencia. Edited by García, JL; Bastos, S. 2010.
  5. Nelson, DM. "Los Efectos Especialdes de los "Mecanismos del Horror"." Guatemala, Violencias Desbordadas. Edited by Garcia, Julian Lopez, ; Bastos, Santiago, ; Camus, Manuela,. 2010: 153-183. [repository]
  6. Nelson, DM. "The Cultural Agency of Wounded Bodies Politic: Ethnicity and Gender as Prosthetic Support in Post-War Guatemala." Cultural Agency in the Americas. Edited by Sommer, D. 2005: 28-28.
  7. Nelson, DM. "Life During Wartime: Guatemala, Vitality, Conspiracy, Milieu." The Anthropologies of Modernity: Foucault, Governmentality, and Life Politics. Edited by Inda, JX. 2005: 34 pages.

Papers Published

  1. Nelson, DM. "Low intensities." Current Anthropology 60:S19 (February, 2019): S122-S133. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Oglesby, E; Nelson, DM. "Guatemala’s genocide trial and the nexus of racism and counterinsurgency." Journal of Genocide Research 18:2-3 (July, 2016): 133-142. [doi]
  3. Nelson, DM. "Bonesetting: the algebra of genocide." Journal of Genocide Research 18:2-3 (July, 2016): 171-187. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Nelson, D. ""The Truth of Testimonial: The Controversy over I. Rigoberta Menchú."   (February, 2014).
  5. Nelson, DM. "Vitamin." Somatosphere: Science, Medicine and Anthropology  (October, 2013). [commonplaces]
  6. Nelson, DM. "’Yes to Life = No to Mining:’ Counting as Biotechnology in Life(Ltd) Guatemala." The Scholar and the Feminist Online  (October, 2013). [available here]
  7. Nelson, DM; McAllister, C. "War By Other Means Aftermath in Post-Genocide Guatemala."   (2013).
  8. Nelson, DM. "Banal, Familiar and Enrapturing: Financial Enchantment after Guatemala’s Genocide." Women’S Studies Quarterly 40:3-4 (December, 2012).
  9. Nelson, DM; Members of Occupy Chapel Hill,. "Her Earliest Leaf’s a Flower." Cultural Anthropology Hotspots (On Line). Occupy, Anthropology, and the 2011 Global Uprisings.  (2012). [641]
  10. Nelson, DM. "Pirates, Robbers, and Mayan Shamans: The Terrible and Fine Allure of the Spirits of Capital." Science Fiction Studies 39:118 (2012): 437-458. [doi]  [abs]
  11. Nelson, DM. "“The Power of Sweetness” Commentary." Current Anthropology 51:5 (October, 2010).
  12. Nelson, DM. "Reckoning the after/math of war in Guatemala." Anthropological Theory 10:1-2 (March, 2010): 87-95. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]  [abs]
  13. Guyer, JI; Khan, N; Obarrio, J; Bledsoe, C; Chu, J; Bachir Diagne, S; Hart, K; Kockelman, P; Lave, J; McLoughlin, C; Maurer, B; Neiburg, F; Nelson, D; Stafford, C; Verran, H. "Anthropological Theory: Introduction." Anthropological Theory 10:1-2 (March, 2010): 36-61. [doi]
  14. Nelson, DM. "Horologists Unite! Take Back the Night (of the Soul) Review." Science Fiction Studies  (2010).
  15. 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]
  16. D.M. Nelson. "“Life During Wartime: Guatemala, Vitality, Conspiracy, Milieu,”." The Anthropologies of Modernity: Foucault, Governmentality, and Life Politics  (2005).
  17. Nelson, D. ""Tengo dos caras:" El estado, duplicidad y las trans/acciones de la identificaión" ["I have Two Faces:" The State, Duplicity, and the Trans/Actions of Identification]." Proceedings From the Biannual Maya Studies Conference  (2005).
  18. Nelson, DM. ""I Look Like You: Mestizaje and Raciology in the Global Exchange of Glances"." Key Issues in Latin American Anthropology: Social Movements, Mestizaje, Globalisation, and the Politics of Ethnography  (2005).
  19. Nelson, DM. "A social science fiction of fevers, delirium and discovery: The Calcutta Chromosome, the colonial laboratory, and the postcolonial new human." Science Fiction Studies 30:2 (December, 2003): 246-266.  [abs]
  20. Nelson, DM. "’Relating to Terror: Gender, Anthropology, Law and Some September Elevenths"." Gender, Law, and Public Policy. Special Issue  (2002): 24-24.
  21. Nelson, DM. "Stumped Identities: Body Image, Bodies Politic, and the Mujer Maya as Prosthetic." Cultural Anthropology 16:3 (August, 2001): 314-353. [repository], [doi]
  22. Nelson, DM. "Phantom Limbs and Invisible Hands: Bodies, Prosthetics, and Late Capitalist Identities." Cultural Anthropology  (August, 2001).
  23. Nelson, DM. "Indian giver or Nobel savage: Duping, assumptions of identity, and other double entendres in Rigoberta Menchú Tum's Stoll/en past." American Ethnologist 28:2 (January, 2001): 303-331. [doi]  [abs]
  24. Nelson, DM. "Review of Love in a Time of Hate: Liberation Psychology in Latin America by Nancy Hollander." American Ethnologist  (February, 2000): 179-181.
  25. Nelson, DM. "Review of Violent Memories: Mayan War Widows in Guatemala, by Judith Zur and Fear as a Way of Life, by Linda Green." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 6:4 (2000): 757-758.
  26. Nelson, D. ""Rigoberta Menchú: Is Truth Stranger than Testimonial?"." Guatemala Scholars Network News  (1999).
  27. Nelson, DM. "Perpetual Creation and Decomposition: Bodies, Gender, and Desire in the Assumption/s of a Guatemalan Discourse of Mestizaje." Journal of Latin American Anthropology  (1999): 74-111.
  28. Nelson, DM. ""Leftovers," review of Food of the Gods: Eating and the Eaten in Fantasy and Science Fiction." Science Fiction Studies  (Fall, 1998).
  29. Nelson, DM. "The Horror:’ The Subject of Desire in Post-Colonial Theory.” Review of Imperial Leather by Anne McClintock, Colonial Desire by Robert Young, and Race and the Education of Desire by Ann Stoler." American Anthropologist  (June, 1997).
  30. Nelson, DM. "Crucifixion stories, the 1869 Caste War of Chiapas, and negative consciousness: A disruptive subaltern study." American Ethnologist 24:2 (January, 1997): 331-354. [doi]  [abs]
  31. Nelson, D. ""Los Maya-hackers"." Proceedings From the First Maya Studies Conference  (1997).
  32. Nelson, DM. "Volatile Bodies: Toward a Corporeal Feminism by Elizabeth Grosz." American Anthropologist  (December, 1996).
  33. Nelson, DM. "Maya-Hackers and the Cyberspatialized Nation-State: Modernity, Ethnostalgia, and a Lizard Queen in Guatemala." Cultural Anthropology 11:3 (May, 1996): 287-308. [repository], [doi]
  34. Nelson, D. ""Gringas, Baby Snatching, and "Partial" Anthropology in Guatemala"." Anthropology Newsletter: Recent Developments 36:5 (May, 1995).
  35. Nelson, DM. "Skin of the Soul: Women Writing Horror by Lisa Tuttle." Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review Annual L99l.  (1995).
  36. Nelson, D. "Letter from the Field: From Inside the Guatemalan Coup." Stanford Anthropology Newsletter  (November, 1994).
  37. Nelson, D. ""The Reconstruction of Mayan Identity"."   (December, 1991).

Book Reviews

  1. Nancy Hollander, "Love in a Time of Hate: Liberation Psychology in Latin America". American Ethnologist  (February, 2000).
  2. Judith Zur, "Violent Memories: Mayan War Widows in Guatemala". Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute  (forthcoming).
  3. Linda Green, "Fear as a Way of Life". Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute  (forthcoming).

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