Articles and Book Chapters

2018. “Making” Hierarchies of Labour in Mexican Artisanal Workshops.’ Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 24(S1): S61-S74. (Download text only)

2016. The Art of Indigeneity: aesthetics and competition in Mexican economies of culture. Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology 81(1): 152-177.  (Download text only)


2016. Who Authors Crafts? Producing woodcarvings and authorship in Oaxaca, Mexico.  Critical Craft: Technology, Globalization and Capitalism Clare Wilkinson-Weber and Alicia Ory de Nicola (eds). London: Bloomsbury, pp. 19-34. (Download text only)


2015. The Allure of Art and Intellectual Property: artisans and industrial replicas in Mexican cultural economies. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 21(4): 820-837(Download text only)


2015. One Image, Two Stories: Ethnographic and Touristic Photography and the Practice of Craft in Mexico’ Visual Anthropology 28 (4): 277-285. (Download text only)


In Press (2019) The Value of Aesthetics: Oaxacan woodcarvers in Global Economies of Culture. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Book Reviews & Research Notes

2018. What Can Witchcraft Do in Mexico? Anthropology News, October 28, 2018.

2016. Review of 'The Business of Creativity: Toward an Anthropology of Worth' by Brian Moeran. American Ethnologist 43(1): 203-204.


2015. Review of ‘Locations of Envy: An ethnography of Aguabuena Potters’  by Daniella Castellanos Montes. Dissertation Reviews no. 11187


2014. Review of ‘The Making of Asmat Art: Indigenous Art in a World Perspective’ by Nick Stanley. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 20(2): 372-373.


2014. Review of ‘World Art: An Introduction to the Art in Artefacts’ by Ben Burt. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 20(3): 583-584.


2012. American aesthetics and Chinese copies: the new politics of artisanship in Oaxaca, Mexico. Anthropology News 53(10) [December 2012]: 48-49.

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