Fernando Coronil appointed to the Graduate Center

Fernando Coronil

Presidential Professor, Ph.D. Program in Anthroplogy

Fernando Coronil has been appointed Presidential Professor of Anthropology, effective February 1, 2009. He comes to the Graduate Center from the University of Michigan where he was a professor in the anthropology department and the history department and also directed the doctoral program in anthropology and history and the Center of Latin American Studies. His first book, The Magical State: Nature, Money and Modernity in Venezuela (1997) received widespread praise. With Julie Skurski, he recently coedited States of Violence (2006). From 2004 to 2005 he was a fellow of the David Rockefeller Center of Latin American Studies at Harvard. In 2004 he guest-edited a special issue of the Hispanic American Historical Review, entitled “Can the Subaltern See?: Photography as History.” His current projects include a book on the 2002 coup against Hugo Ch├ívez, entitled Crude Matters, and a collection of essays, Beyond Occidentalism: Towards a Critical Academy. A citizen of Venezuela, Coronil earned his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago.

Photo: A. Poyo

Submitted on: FEB 1, 2009

Category: New Appointments to the GC