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Toppling the Melting Pot: Immigration and Multiculturalism in American Pragmatism (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016)

Cesar Chavez and the Common Sense of Nonviolence.  (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2008)

Book Chapters

“Pacifism as Pathology.” In The Routledge Handbook of Pacifism and Nonviolence. Edited by Andrew Fiala. (New York: Routledge, 2018).

“Pragmatism, Interculturalism, and the Transformation of American Democracy.” In Pragmatism and the Hispanic World. Edited by Gregory Pappas. (New York: Fordham University Press, 2010)

“Cesar Chavez and Principled Nonviolence.” In Nonviolence in Theory and Practice. Edited by Robert L. Holmes and Barry Gan. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, 2004.

“‘Everybody in the Barrios is a Nationalist’: Chicanismo and the Limits of the Politics of Recognition.” In Community, Difference, and Diversity: Implications for Peace. Edited by Alison Bailey and Paula Smithka. Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2002.

“Post-Socialist Prophecy: Latin America and the Future of Progressive Politics.” In The Problems of Resistance: Studies in Alternative Political Cultures, edited by Steve Martinot, with Joy James and Jeffrey ParkerVol. 2, Radical Philosophy Today. New York: Prometheus/Humanity Books, 2001.

Journal Articles

“The Solace of Mexican Philosophy in the Age of Trump” APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy. Vol. 16. No. 2 (Spring 2017) 2-4.

“Abolition as a Morally Responsible Response to Riots: Lessons from Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez”. The Acorn: Philosophical Studies in Pacifism and Nonviolence. Vol. 16, Nos. 1-2. (Fall/Winter 2016-2017) 15-30.

“The Philosophical Gift of Brown Folks: Mexican American Philosophy in the United States.” APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy. Vol. 15. No. 2 (Spring 2016). 23-28.

“The Chemical Red Line” Revista Etsakupani Internacional. (Mexico) Vol. 3. No. 22 (October 2013), 10-11.

“Jose Vasconcelos, White Supremacy, and the Silence of American Pragmatism.” Inter-American Journal of Philosophy. Vol. 2. No. 2. (December 2011) 1-13.

“Aliens and Neighbors: Jane Addams and the Reframing of Illegal Immigation”. Radical Philosophy Review. Vol. 14. No. 1, 207-215.

“Frontiers of Democracy: Domingo Sarmiento and Josiah Royce on the Geography of Self-Governing Communities.” The Pluralist. Vol. 6, No. 3. (Fall 2011) 93-102.

“Defending the Great Community: Royce’s Concept of Humanitarian Intervention.” Transactions of the Charles Pierce Society. Vol 46, No. 2 (April 2011), 266-281.

“The Ethics of Diversity: Interview with Lani Roberts.” Philosophy in the Contemporary World. Vol. 16, No. 2 (Fall 2009),

“Upholding the Laws of All the Greeks: Lessons on Humanitarian Interventionfrom Euripides.” Review Journal of Political Philosophy, Vol. 6, Part 2 (2008), pp. 80-95.

“Comment on Jorge Valadez’s ‘Immigration and the Territorial Powers of Nation States’.” APA Newsletter on Hispanics/Latinos in Philosophy, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Spring 2008) pp. 13-16.

“Pilgrimage, Penitence, and Revolution: Immigration and the Building of an American Culture of Peace in the Thought of Cesar Chavez”, Philosophy in the Contemporary World, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Spring 2007) pp. 38-49.

“Neighborhood Democracy and Chicana/o Cultural Citizenship in Armando Rendon’s Chicano Manifesto. Ethics, Place and the Environment, Vol 10. No. 2, (June 2007), pp. 121-139.

“Cosmopolitan Loyalty and the Great Global Community.” Kettering Review, Vol. 22, No. 1 (Spring 2004), pp. 18-27.

“Cosmopolitan Loyalty and the Great Global Community: Royce’s Globalization.” Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Vol. 17, No. 3 (Fall 2003), pp. 204-215.

“Martin Luther King Jr.’s Conception of Freedom and Radical Democracy.” Journal of Social Philosophy, Vol. 32, No. 3 (Fall 2001), pp. 386-401.

Book Reviews

Review of The Crusades of Cesar Chavez, by Miriam Pawel. Journal of American History, Vol. 102, No. 1 (September 2015), 624.

No More Fight Left in the Fields: Review of Trampling out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers by Frank Bardacke. Radical Philosophy Review. Vol. 15, No. 2 (2012) 403-407

Review of Latinos in America: Philosophy and Social Identity by Jorge Gracia. Camino Real. Vol 2, No. 1 (2009), pp. 145-146.

Review of Cesar Chavez: Autobiography of La Causa by Jacques Levy. Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas, Volume 39, (November 2008), pp. 95-96.

Review of The Religious Vision of Reies Lopez Tijerina by Rudy V. Bustos. Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas, Volume 37, (November 2006), pp. 107-108.

Review of Latin American Philosophy: An Introduction with Readings by Susana Nuccetelli and Gary Seay. APA Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy, Volume 03, No. 2 (Spring 2004), p. 24.

Review of Hispanic/Latino Identity: A Philosophical Perspective by Jorge Gracia. Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, No. 89 (July 2001),59-62.

“‘Grasping for Utopia,’ Review of Justice Interruptus: Critical Reflections on the         ‘Postsocialist’ Condition by Nancy Fraser.” Radical Philosophy Review, 2, no. 2   (1999).

Encyclopedia Entries

“Cesar Chavez”  The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism. Edited by John Stone, Rutlege Dennis, Polly Rizove and Anthony D. Smith.


“Many States Out of Step With the Constitution on the Use of Force By Police”  CounterPunch July 2016

“When the Real Uniters Were Among Us. ” Syndicated through Peace Voice, including LA Progressive and Counter Punch March 2016

“Justice More Important than Order” Corvallis Gazette-Times, December 2014.

“Portland Photo Distracts from Real Problems of Race”, December 2014.

“Lessons from Cesar Chavez Did Right—and Wrong”, April 2014.

“Dr. King’s Lessons for the Climate Justice Movement”, January 2014

“After the Boston Bombings What Has Dr. King to Teach Us?” The Skanner (Oregon) April 2013

“The Occupy Movement: As Least One Founding Father Would Support the Protests.” The Oregonian, November 2011.

“Tuition Bill The Decent Option.” Corvallis Gazette Times, March 2011.

“Race and Immigration.” The Oregonian, July 2010

“The Military Industrial Complex and You” The Alchemist: An Independent Weekly (Corvallis, Oregon). Vol. 1, No. 34 (August 19, 2008)

“The Immigration Protests: An Opportunity to Think About Justice.” The Oregonian, May 2006.

“Natural Disasters Alter Political Landscapes.” Riverside Press Enterprise (Southern California), September 2005.

“King’s Words on War, Human Rights, Still Relevant.” Corvallis Gazette Times, January 2005.

“Remembering King’s Other Legacy.” The Oregonian, January 2005.

“Assumptions Taint Same Sex Debate.” Corvallis Gazette Times, March 2004.

“MEChA is not Racist.” Corvallis Gazette Times, October 2003