Publications

The Latino Threat: Constructing Immigrants, Citizens, and the Nation. Stanford University Press.

fac_chavez_latino_threatCovering Immigration: Popular Images and the Politics of the Nation.
California: UC Press, 2001. (Book information.)

Shadowed Lives: Undocumented Immigrants in American Society.
Wadsworth Publishing, 3rd Edition, 2012.

“Wasting Away in Neoliberal-ville: Mexican Immigrant Women’s Views of Cervical Cancer, Social Inequality, and Gender Relations”
In Confronting Cancer: Metaphors, Advocacy, and Anthropology. Juliet McMullin and Diane Weiner, editors. School for Advanced Research Press. Santa Fe, 2009

Culture Change and Cultural Reproduction: Lessons from Research on Transnational Migration.”
In Globalization and Change in Fifteen Cultures: Born in one World and Living in Another. Janice Stockard and George Spindler, editors. Belmont, CA: Thomson-Wadsworth, 2006.

Awakening to a Nightmare“: Abjectivity and Illegality in the Lives of Undocumented 1.5-Generation Latino Immigrants in the United States.” Roberto G. Gonzales and Leo R. Chavez.  Current Anthropology 53 (3): 255-281.  2012.

Undocumented Immigrants and Their Use of Medical Services in Orange County, California.”  Social Science & Medicine 74: 887-893.  2012.

A Glass Half Empty: Latina Reproduction and Public Discourse.”
Human Organization 63.2 (2004):173-188.

“Beliefs Matter: Cultural Beliefs and the Use of Cervical-Cancer Screening Tests.”Chavez, Leo R., Juliet M. McMullin, Shiraz I. Mishra, and F. Allan Hubbell.  American Anthropologist 103(4)1114-1129, 2001.

Immigration and Medical Anthropology.”
In American Arrivals: Anthropology Engages the New Immigration. Santa Fe: SAR Press, 2003.

“Undocumented Immigrants in Orange County, California: A Comparative Analysis.” fac_chavez_book2
(With F. Allan Hubbell, Shhiraz I. Mishra, and R. Burciaga Valdez)International Migration Review 31 (1997): 88-107.

“Immigration Reform and Nativism: The Nationalist Response to the Transnationalist Challenge.”
Immigrants Out!: The New Nativism and the Anti-Immigrant Impulse in the United States. Ed. Juan Perea. New York: New York UP, 1996.

“The Power of the Imagined Community: The Settlement of Undocumented Mexicans and Central Americans in the United States.”
American Anthropologist 96.1 (1994): 52-73.