University of Texas at El Paso
Sociology / Anthropology Faculty List    

Howard Campbell, Ph.D.

Professor of Anthropology and Chairman



Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1990

      Courses Taught:

          • Indigenous People of Latin America
          • Cultural Diversity
          • Ethnographic Methods
          • Seminar in Qualitative Methods
          • Drug Use, Drug Abuse and Drug Trafficking
          • Sports, Society & Culture
          • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
          • Contemporary Mexican Culture

          Academic Specializations:

          • Ethnicity
          • Political Economy
          • Mexico
          • Indigenous cultures of Mexico
          • Political Movements
          • Drug Trafficking
          • Border Cultures

          Recent Journal Publications (see book publications on the vita page)

          “On Narco-coyotaje: Illicit Regimes and Their Impacts on the U.S.-Mexico Border” (2nd author, with Jeremy Slack). Antipode, May 2016. DOI: 10.1111/anti.12242.

          “Escaping Identity: Border Zones as Places of Evasion and Cultural Reinvention.” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 296-312. June 2015.

          “Is Narco-violence in Mexico Terrorism?,” Bulletin of Latin American Research, vol. 33, no. 2, pp.158-173.  (1st author, with Tobin Hansen). April 2014.

          “Narco-Propaganda in the Mexican Drug War: An Anthropological Perspective,” Latin American Perspectives, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 60-77. March 2014.

          Transnational homelessness: Finding a place on the U.S.-Mexico border,” Journal of Borderlands Studies, vol. 28, no. 3, pp.279-290. 2013. (1st author, with Josue LaChica).

            “Getting out of the game: Desistance from drug trafficking,” International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 481-487. 2012. (1st author, with Tobin Hansen)

          “No End in Sight: Violence in Ciudad Juárez,” NACLA, Report on the Americas, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 19-22. May/June 2011.

          The anthropology of global flows: A critical reading of Appadurai's `Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy' by Josiah Heyman and Howard Campbell,Anthropological Theory 2009 9: 131-148.

          "Female Drug Smugglers on the U.S.-Mexico Border: Gender, Crime, and Empowerment," 2008, Anthropological Quarterly, vol. 81, no. 1.

          "Corruption in the U.S. Borderlands with Mexico: The 'Purity' of Society and the 'Perversity' of Borders." In Corruption and the Secret of the Law: A Legal Anthropological Perspective, eds., Monique Nuijten and Gerhard Anders. Ashgate Press. 2007. (2nd author, with Joe Heyman).

          "Cultural Seduction: American Men, Mexican Women, Cross-border Attraction,"Critique of Anthropology, 2007, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 261-283.

          “Tribal Synthesis: Piros, Mansos and Tiwas through History.”2006. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 293-311.

          “The Role of Religion on the Health Practices of Mexican Americans,” (2nd author with Josie Luján), Journal of Religion and Health, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 183-195, June 2006.

          “At the Anthropology Meetings,” Qualitative Inquiry, vol.12: 1, February 2006.

          “Drug Trafficking Stories: Everyday Forms of Narco-Folklore on the U.S.-Mexico Border.” 2005. International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 326-33

          “The Socorro Mission: Culture, Economic Development and the Politics of Historical Preservation along the Río Grande/Río Bravo,” Latin American Perspectives, vol. 32, issue 6, pp. 8-27, 2005.

          “Chicano Lite: Mexican-American Consumer Culture on the Border, Journal of Consumer Culture, vol. 5, no. 2, July 2005, pp. 207-233.

          A Tale of Two Families: The Mutual Construction of Anglo and Mexican Ethnicities Along the U.S.-Mexico Border,” Bulletin of Latin American Research, vol. 24, no. 1, (January 2005).

          “Recent Research on the U.S.-Mexico Border,” (2nd author with Josiah Heyman),Latin American Research Review, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 205-220 (October 2004).

          “Beat Mexico: Bohemia, Anthropology, and ‘the Other,’” Critique of Anthropology, vol. 23, no. (2), pp. 209-230, June 2003.

          Josiah Heyman
          Howard Daudistel
          Howard Campbell
          David Carmichael
          Timothy Collins
          Sara Grineski
          Teresa Hibbert
          Cheryl Howard
          Ophra Leyser-Whalen
          Carina Heckert
          Jeremy Slack
          Aurolyn Luykx
          Maria Cristina Morales
          Aurelia Lorena Murga
          Guillermina Gina Núñez-Mchiri
          Ellwyn Stoddard
          Pratyusha Basu
          Jayajit Chakraborty