José Antonio Lucero

Associate Professor and Chair, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Jackson School of International Studies



Tony Lucero is chair of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. His areas of expertise include international political economy, cultural interactions, social movements, Latin American politics and borderlands. His research examines the encounters between Western and indigenous political projects in the Americas. Lucero is the author of Struggles of Voice: The Politics of Indigenous Representation in the Andes and coeditor of the Oxford Handbook of Indigenous Peoples Politics. He is working on a research project on the cultural politics of conflicts between Awajún and Wampis indigenous communities and the filmmaker Werner Herzog in Peru and one on human rights activism, religion and indigenous politics on the Mexico–U.S. border. He earned his MA and PhD from Princeton University.


  • Princeton University, PhD in Politics