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Carlos Velez-Ibanez

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Regents’ Professor & Founding Director Emeritus
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6303
Regents' Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
Biography

Regents' Professor

School of Transborder Studies and School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Presidential Motorola Professor of Neighborhood Revitalization

Founding Director Emeritus,  School of Transborder Studies

 

Faculty, Education

1975, Ph.D. Anthropology, University of California, San Diego
M.A. Anthropology, University of California, San Diego
M.A. English, University of Arizona
B.A. Political Science, University of Arizona

Bio

Dr. Velez-Ibanez’ academic fields include applied anthropology, complex social organizations, culture and education, ethno-class relations in complex social systems, migration and adaptation of human populations, political ecology, qualitative methodology and urban anthropology.

Dr. Velez-Ibanez concentrates his work on the Transborder regions of the Southwestern United States and Mexico and his publications are numerous including  Twelve books, four monographs of which are based on original field research and three more translated into Spanish and his grants are many from NSF, NEH, and private foundations.  

He was apponted to Arizona State University in 2005 and before this period he was Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the University of California, Riverside from 1994-1999 and Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside, 1994-2005. Previously he had been appointed Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, 1984-1994 and Director of the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, 1982-1994. Prior to this appointment, he was a tenured associate professor at UCLA.

His honors include the 2004 Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology awarded by the American Anthropology Association, and in 2003 the Bronislaw Malinowski Medal presented by the Society for Applied Anthropology in addition to a number of other awards and fellowships including a Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, California, 1993-94 and elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1999. Most recently he was named as Miembro Correspondiente de la Academia Mexicana de Ciencias in 2015 and the only  American anthropoloigst so selected and in 2016, Rocky Mountain Foco NACCS Scholar.  He has also been nominated to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He is presently Regents' Professor and Motorola Presidential Professor of Neighborhood Revitalization of the School of Transborder Studies and School of  Human Evolution and Social Change, Founding Director Emeritus of the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University, and Emeritus Professor of Anthropology of the University of California, Riverside.

Education

Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez a Tucson native, received a Ph.D. in Anthropology, UCSD (1975). His intellectual interests are broadly comparative and publications include twelve books in English and Spanish with three others translated in Spanish as well as more than seventy-five articles and chapters. He was the founding director of Mexican American Studies at San Diego State, and later held professorships in anthropology at UCLA and the University of Arizona where he was the founding director of the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology.   He became dean in 1994 at the University of California, Riverside of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and presently, he is Regents’ Professor and Founding Director Emeritus of the School of Transborder Studies and Motorola Presidential Professor of Neighborhood Revitalization, and Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University. He has had numerous research and applied projects funded by foundations and governmental agencies including the newest in 2016 which is a five year, 2.2-million-dollar project designed to recruit, train, and retain Mexican origin migrant students to Arizona State University.  His honors are numerous including the Bronislaw Malinowski Medal awarded by the Society for Applied Anthropology in 2003; elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1999; and former Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, 1993-94; elected Fellow of the American Anthropology Association and the Society of Applied Anthropology.  On April 19, 2016 he was inducted as a Corresponding Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences—one of only 107 elected including ten Noble Prize Winners and he is the first foreign anthropologist honored.   The Mexican Academy of Sciences is part of a network of learned societies including the National Academy of Sciences of the United States.  In the same year, he was also elected as the NAACS Rocky Mountain Scholar.

Publications
  • , Roberto Sanchez Benitez, Carlos Velez-Ibanez, and Salvador Jara Guerrero, eds. Identidades Transfronerizas, Migracion y Cultura Chicana. (2011).
  • Carlos G. Velez-Ibanez. Introducción. , Identidad, Migración y Cultura Transfronteriza (2011).
  • Carlos Velez-Ibanez. An Impossible Living in a Transborder World: Culture, Confianza, and Economy of Mexican-Origin Populations,. (2010).
  • Alejandra Navarro Smith and Carlos G. Velez-Ibanez (eds). Diversividad cultural, racismo, exclusion y xenophobia den la Frontera Norte-Mexico-EEUU. (2010).
  • Alejandra Navarro Smith and Carlos Velez-Ibanez. Introducción,. , Diversividad cultural, racismo, exclusión y xenofobia den la Frontera Norte-México-EEUU (2010).
  • Carlos G. Velez-Ibanez. Construcciones, Ideológicas y Prácticas de Adaptación. Identidad, Migración y Cultura Transfronterizo (2010).
  • Carlos G. Velez-Ibanez. Introduction. Latinos in Arizona (2009).
  • Carlos G. Velez-Ibanez, James Garcia and Michelle Martinez. Genesis and Development of Latino/a Expressive Culture in Arizona: Theater, Literature, Film, Music, and Ar. State of Latino Arizona (2009).
  • Carlos G. Velez-Ibanez, et. al. State of Latino Arizona. Arizona State University (2009).
  • Alejandra Navarro Smith and Carlos G. Velez-Ibanez. Introduccion. Diversividad cultural, racismo, exclusión y xenofobia den la Frontera Norte-México-EEUU (0).
  • Carlos G. Velez-Ibanez. Procesos Transfronterizos de Desigualdad: Dos Mujeres Sin Fin. Diversividad cultural, racismo, exclusion y xenophobia den la Frontera Norte-Mexico-EEUU (0).
  • Carlos Velez-Ibanez. Procesos Transfronterizos de Desigualdad: Dos Mujeres Sin Fin. . Diversividad cultural, racismo, exclusion y xenophobia den la Frontera Norte-Mexico-EEUU (0).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TCL 202Transborder Society&Culture II
HST 332Mexican Amer Hist Since 1900
TCL 332Mexican Amer Hist Since 1900
TSS 502Found of Transborder Studies
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TCL 101Intro Transbrdr Chicana/o Stud
TCL 394Special Topics
ASB 394Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TCL 191First-Year Seminar
TSS 502Found of Transborder Studies
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TCL 498Pro-Seminar
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
TCL 101Intro Transbrdr Chicana/o Stud
TCL 305Transborder Practicum
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
TCL 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
TCL 111Intro to Transborder Culture
TCL 191First-Year Seminar
TCL 492Honors Directed Study
Service
  • Rutgers University Press, Latinidad Series, Editorial Board (2008 - Present)
  • Crime, and Public Policy Symposium,, Keynote (2007 - Present)
  • Journal of Latino Studies, Editorial Board (1999 - Present)
  • The American Folklore Society, Keynote (2009 - 2009)
  • Conferencista Magistral y Investigador Titular de la Cátedra Aguirre Beltran, Keynote and Researcher (2009 - 2009)
  • The State of Latinos in Arizona, Designer and Contributor (2008 - 2009)
  • Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Keynote Speakere (2009 - 2009)
  • School of Transborder Studies, Organized, Designed, and Implemented (2008 - 2009)
  • Ford Foundation, Discussant (2007 - 2007)
  • American Anthropology Associaton, Presidential Session, Presenter (Present)