Tony Lucero

Associate Professor, Jackson School Associate Director, Chair of Latin America and Caribbean Studies
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. 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. He is a former council member of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association and co-founder of the Summer Institute on Global Indigeneities.

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

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