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Angela  Stuesse

Angela Stuesse

Angela Stuesse
Assistant Professor


Office: SOC 137
Phone: 813/974-2138



Ph.D., Anthropology, University Texas, Austin
M.A., Latin American Studies, University of Texas, Austin
B.A., Anthropology and Latin American Studies, University of Florida


Work and Migration in the Americas; Engaging Ethnography; Cultural Anthropology; Contemporary Applied Anthropology; Methods in Cultural Research

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
88675ANG 6971029Thesis: Master's

TBA 100

Recent Publications

Stuesse, Angela. 2016. Scratching Out a Living: Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Coleman, Mathew and Angela Stuesse. 2016. “The ‘Disappearing State’ and the Quasi-Event of Immigration Control.” Antipode.

Stuesse, Angela. 2015. “Anthropology for Whom?  Challenges and Prospects of Activist Scholarship.” In Public Anthropology in a Borderless World.  S. Beck and C. Maida, eds.  Pp. 221-246. New York: Berghahn Books.

Yelvington, Kevin A., Alisha R. Winn, E. Christian Wells, Angela Stuesse, Nancy Romero-Daza, Lauren C. Johnson, Antoinette T. Jackson, Emelda Curry, Heide Castañeda. 2015. “Diversity Dilemmas and Opportunities: Training the Next Generation of Anthropologists.”  American Anthropologist. 117(2):387-392.

Stuesse, Angela and Mathew Coleman. 2014. “Automobility, Immobility, Altermobility: Surviving and Resisting the Intensification of Immigrant Policing.” City & Society 26(1):51-72.

Coleman, Mathew and Angela Stuesse. 2014. “Policing Borders, Policing Bodies: The Territorial and Biopolitical Roots of U.S. Immigration Control.”  In Placing the Border in Everyday Life.  R. Jones and C. Johnson, eds.  Pp. 33-63. Farnham: Ashgate.

Stuesse, Angela and Laura E. Helton. 2013. “Low-wage Legacies, Race, and the Golden Chicken in Mississippi: Where Contemporary Immigration Meets African American Labor History.” Southern Spaces

Stuesse, Angela, with B. Manz, E. Oglesby, K. Olson, V. Sanford, C. Snow, & H. Walsh-Haney. 2013. “Sí hubo genocidio: Anthropologists and the Genocide Trial of Guatemala’s Rios Montt.”  American Anthropologist.  115(4):658-663.

Griffith, David, Shao-hua Liu, Michael Paolisso, and Angela Stuesse. 2013. “Enduring Whims and Public Anthropology.”  American Anthropologist.  115(1):125-126.

Stuesse, Angela. 2010. “Challenging the Border Patrol, Human Rights, and Persistent Inequalities: An Ethnography of Struggle in South Texas.”  Latino Studies 8(1):23-47.

Stuesse, Angela. 2010. “What’s ‘Justice and Dignity’ Got to Do with It?  Migrant Vulnerability, Corporate Complicity, and the State.”  Human Organization 69(1):19-30.

Public Scholarship

Stuesse, Angela. 2015. “The Truth about Your Holiday Turkey.”  Colorlines.  December 23.

EG Justice, with Angela Stuesse. 2013. “DOJ vs. Teodorin 101.”  October 29. of animated video.

Stuesse, Angela. 2011. “Ten Reasons Why UNESCO Should Cancel the UNESCO-Obiang Prize.”  Race Talk.  A Kirwan Institute Project.  October 4. (abbreviated version published by AllAfrica at

Stuesse, Angela. 2010. “African Human Rights Defenders or Colonialists? Seeking Justice in Equatorial Guinea.”  Race Talk.  A Kirwan Institute Project.  June 14. (cross-posted on AlterNet at

Stuesse, Angela. 2010. “Prejudice, Discrimination, Exclusion in Mississippi—Sound Familiar?”  Race-Talk. A Kirwan Institute Project.  April 7. (cross-posted on AlterNet at and designated “Best Column” by The Week at

Engaged Projects
An online list of politically engaged ethnographies to foster broader reading and teaching of engaged ethnography and nurture the growth of a loose network of politically engaged ethnographers.
A resource center for strengthening intergroup relations at the grassroots. Created with funding from the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity.  Supported and staffed by Safe Places for the Advancement of Community and Equity (SPACEs).

UndocuAlly USF
An initiative to cultivate a more supportive environment for undocumented students at the University of South Florida.