Tony Lucero

Associate Professor
Tony Lucero



José Antonio Lucero was born in El Paso, Texas, and raised on both sides of the Mexico-US border. His main research and teaching interests include Indigenous politics, social movements, Latin American politics, and borderlands. Using frameworks and methods from the fields of comparative political science and anthropology, Lucero is interested in the intersections of theories of politics and culture, and the methods of historical institutionalism, cultural studies, and ethnography. He has conducted field research in Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru. In addition to numerous articles, Lucero is the author of Struggles of Voice: The Politics of Indigenous Representation in the Andes (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008) and the co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Indigenous Peoples Politics (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). He is currently working on two research projects that examine the cultural politics of (1) conflicts between Indigenous peoples and the agents of extractive industry in Peru and (2) human rights activism, religion, and Indigenous politics on the Mexico-US border.

Adjunct Associate Professor of American Indian Studies and Geography; Affiliate Faculty in the Comparative History of Ideas.


  • Princeton University, Ph.D. Department of Politics, 2002
  • Princeton University, M.A. Department of Politics, 1997
  • El Colegio de Mexico, Certificate in Mexican Studies, 1996
  • Stanford University, B.A. Political Science, with honors, 1994