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Michelle McKinley: Publications

“Illicit Intimacies: Virtuous Concubinage in Colonial Lima.” Journal of Family History. 39:3 (July 2014), forthcoming.

“Standing on Shaky Ground: Criminal Jurisdiction and Ecclesiastical Immunity in Seventeenth-Century Lima.” University of California-Irvine Law Review, 5:3 (2014): 101-34.

“Till Death Do Us Part: Testamentary Manumission in Seventeenth-Century Lima.” Slavery and Abolition: A Journal of Slave and Post Slave Studies, 33: 3 (2012): 381-401.

“The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Black): Racial Constructions of Culture and Cultural Constructions of Race in Latin America,” (contributed chapter to Racial Formations in the 21st Century, Daniel Martinez-Hosang, Oneka LaBennett, & Laura Pulido, eds., University of California Press, 2012), 116-42.

Selected for presentation at “We Must First Take Account,” Inaugural conference of Race, Law and History at University of Michigan Law School, April 2011.

“Such Unsightly Unions Could Never Result in Holy Matrimony”: Mixed-Status Marriages in Seventeenth-Century Colonial Lima.” Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities 22:2 (2010): 217-55.

“Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Legal Activism & Ecclesiastical Courts in Colonial Lima, 1593-1700.” Law and History Review, 28:3 (2010): 749-90.

Awarded the Edwin Surrency Prize, (2011), by the American Society for Legal History for the best article published in the Law and History Review.

“Conviviality, Hospitality, and Cosmopolitan Citizenship.” Unbound: Harvard Law Journal of the Legal Left, 5: 55-87 (2009).

“Cultural Culprits.” 24 Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law and Justice 91 (2009): 91-165.

Selected for Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop 2009, Georgetown University Law School.

“Moral Geographies and Intimate Spaces: Affective Labor in the Global Economy.” 9 Oregon Review of International Law 261 (2007): 261-99.

“Emancipatory Practices and Rebellious Politics: Incorporating Global Human Rights in Family Violence Laws in Peru.” New York University Journal of International Law and Politics 39:1 (2006): 75-139.

“Planning Other Families: Negotiating Population and Identity Politics in the Peruvian Amazon.” Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 10:1 (2003): 30-58.

“In Our Own Voices: Women’s Radio Programming in the Amazonian Mediascape.” (with Lene Jensen), Critical Studies in Media Communication 20:2 (2003): 10-31.

“Contested Exchanges: Habilitación and the Politics of Social Mobility among the Urarina.” Amazonia Peruana: Special Issue of Law and Indigenous Peoples. vol. 28-29 (December 2003): 207-41.

Spanish translation: “Intercambios en litigio: peonaje por deuda y políticas de movilidad social entre los Urarina.”

“Fostering Reproductive Health through Entertainment-education in the Peruvian Amazon: The Radio Broadcast “Bienvenida Salud!,” with Beverly Davenport Sypher, Samantha Ventsam & Eliana Elías. Communication Theory 12:2 (2002): 192-205.

“The Amazonian Peoples’ Resources Initiative: Promoting Reproductive Rights and Community Development in the Peruvian Amazon.” with Bartholomew Dean, Eliana Elías & Rebekah Saul. Harvard Journal of Health and Human Rights: A Special Issue of Reproductive and Sexual Rights 4:2 (2000): 219-26.

“Life Stories, Disclosure and the Law: Autobiography and the Legal Process in Political Asylum Claims.” Political and Legal Anthropology Review 20:2 (1997): 70-82. (Reprinted in Applying Cultural Anthropology: An Introductory Reader, 7th Ed.).

Book reviews

Rachel Ida Buff, ed., Immigrant Rights in the Shadow of Citizenship (NYU Press), Journal of American Ethnic History 29 (2010).

Elisa Camiscioli, Reproducing The French Race: Immigration, Intimacy and Embodiment (Duke University Press, 2008). Journal of Interdisciplinary History XLI: 3 (2010).

Christopher Tomlins, Freedom Bound: Law, Labor, and Civic Identity in Colonizing English America, 1580-1865 (Cambridge University Press), Law and Society Review 46: 3 (Sept 2012): 655-8.

Under review:
“Freedom at the Font: Baptismal Manumission in Seventeenth-Century Lima.” Included in a volume on “Family Stories, Local Practices, and Strategies for Social Mobility in Colonial Latin America,” Special Issue of The Americas, editors Elizabeth Kuznesof and Mariana Dantas.


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