Tony Lucero

Professor, Chair - Comparative History of Ideas
Tony Lucero



José Antonio (Tony) Lucero is Chair of the Comparative History of Ideas Program (CHID) at the University of Washington and is a faculty member in CHID, the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, and has courtesy appointments in the Departments of Geography and American Indian Studies. He 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. A graduate of Stanford University (BA, Political Science) and Princeton University (MA/PhD, Politics), Lucero teaches courses on Indigenous studies, critical university studies, international studies, research methods, cultural theory, social movements, Latin American politics, and borderlands. Lucero is the author of Struggles of Voice: The Politics of Indigenous Representation in the Andes (University of Pittsburgh Press) and co-author with Mike Wilson of What Side Are You On? A Tohono O’odham Life Across Borders (University of North Carolina Press).


  • 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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