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About Tracy Devine Guzmán

Tracy Devine Guzmán is Associate Professor of Latin American Studies and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami. She holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia (Foreign Affairs/French Language and Literature); an M.A. from the College of William and Mary (Government); and a Ph.D. from Duke University (Latin American Studies). Her research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of intellectual and cultural history, social and political theory, philosophy, and cultural production.

Devine Guzmán has engaged in research and political advocacy in the Americas for two decades and served as a translator and consultant for Save the Children-UK in Peru between 2003 and 2007. She has worked throughout Brazil and Peru and conducted field and archival research in Argentina, Bolivia, Guatemala, India, Mexico, and Spain. She has won individual and institutional grants from the Ford Foundation, the Tinker Foundation, FLAS, FIPSE/ CAPES, the Fulbright Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Devine Guzmán’s articles appear in the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, the Bulletin of Latin American Research, Latin American Research Review, Cadernos de Estudos Culturais, LASA Forum, A Contracorriente, Revista Observatório, and other specialized publications. She won the 2006 prize of LASA’s Brazil Section for her essay, “Diacuí killed Iracema: Indigenism, Nationalism and the Struggle for Brazilianness,” and the 2010 José María Arguedas Prize of LASA’s Peru Section for her article, “Rimanakuy ’86 and other Fictions of National Dialogue.” Her monograph, Native and National in Brazil: Indigeneity after Independence (University of North Carolina Press) was awarded Honorable Mention for the 2014 LASA Brazil Section Book Prize.

Devine Guzmán’s current project, “Transcontinental Indigeneities: Americas and the Global South,” is a comparative intellectual history that traces the flow of racialized ideas and Native/non-Native notions of indigeneity across the Americas and into the global South through overlapping realms of state and regional policy, academic discourse, institutional memory, and cultural production.


Present Associate Professor, University of Miami

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Book chapters (6)