Interview with Renato Rosaldo

Interview with Renato Rosaldo, conducted by Ulla Berg during the 3rd Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2002 in Lima, Peru under the title Globalization, Migration and the Public Sphere.


Renato Rosaldo, currently a visiting professor at NYU Anthropology, was most recently a Lucie Stern Professor in the Social Sciences at Stanford University. He has done field research among the Ilongots of northern Luzon, Philippines. He spent 1975-76 at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, and 1980-81 at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford. He published Ilongot Headhunting, 1883-1974: A Study in Society and History in 1980 and Culture and Truth: The Remaking of Social Analysis in 1989. His co-edited work, The Inca and Aztec States, 1400-1800: Anthropology and History appeared in 1982, Anthropology/Creativity appeared in 1993, and The Anthropology of Globalization in 2001. He has been conducting research on cultural citizenship in San Jose, California since 1989, and contributed the introduction and an article to Latino Cultural Citizenship: Claiming Identity, Space, and Rights, published in 1997. Professor Rosaldo has served as President of the American Ethnological Society, Director of the Stanford Center for Chicano Research, and Chair of the Department of Anthropology. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.