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2012 “Dispatch from Juárez," The Boston Review, July/August.
2011 “Recycling History and the Never-Ending Life of Cuban Things,” Anthropology Today. 27(2):1-5.

“The War For Drugs: How Juárez Became the World's Deadliest city," The Boston Review, July/August. (Named the 4th Best Magazine Story of 2010 by

2010 “Mexico and the United States,” in Encyclopedia of American Environmental History, Kathleen Brosnan, ed., Facts on File. Vol. 3(902-907).


“El Dompe, Los Yonkes and Las Segundas: Consumption’s Other Side in El Paso-Juárez,” in Land Of Necessity: Consumer Culture In The U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, Alexis McCrossen, ed. Durham: Duke University Press.  361-395.


“Garbage Here, Recycling There: Used-up Materials Across North American Borders,” in Actions: Playing, Gardening, Recycling and Walking, Giovanna Borasi and Zardini, Mirko, eds. Montreal: Canadian Center for Architecture. 154-163.


Philadelphia’s Trap of Grease: National Energy Policy vs. Urban Realities in Public Works Management and Policy, Jan. Vol. 11(3):194-203. PDF


Review essay: Zimring, Carl, 2005. Cash for your Trash: Scrap Recycling in America (Rutgers); Royte, Elizabeth, 2005.  Garbageland: On the Secret Trail of Trash (Little Brown); Rogers, Heather. 2005.  Gone Tomorrow (DVD, AK Press); Rogers, Heather, Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage 2005. (New Press), in Environmental History 2006, 11(3):611-614. journal link


Purity and Danger on the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1990-1994 in South Atlantic Quarterly, Fall 2006. Vol.105(4):777-800. PDF


The Chamizal Tipping Point?: El Paso’s Garbage in 1910 in Password, (Quarterly Journal of the El Paso County Historical Society), Fall 2005. Vol. 50(3)142-149. PDF


The Trouble with Toronto’s Trash in Rhizome, Newsletter of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada, Nov. 2005. Vol. 15(1)12-13.


The Wasted Resources of Mexicanidad: Consumption and Disposal on Mexico’s Northern Frontier in The Social Relations of Mexican Commodities: Power, Production, and Place. Casey Walsh, Elizabeth Emma Ferry, Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Paolo Sesia and Sarah Hill.  La Jolla: Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, University of California, San Diego: 157-185. PDF


El Agua se Divide en la Frontera (Divided Water on the Border) La Coleccion del Archivo Historico del Agua. (a journal in the “excellence” ranking of the Mexican National Council of Scientific Studies) 25(Sept-Dec.). PDF


Metaphoric Enrichment and Material Poverty: The Making of ‘Colonias’ in Border Ethnographies: The Limits of Border Theory, Pablo Vila, ed.. University of Minnesota Press. 141-167. PDF


Book review: Paley, Julia, 2001. Marketing Democracy, Power and Social Movements in Post-Democracy Chile (Berkeley). American Ethnologist, 30(1):185-186. Journal link


The environmental divide: Neoliberal incommensurability at the U.S.-Mexico Border Urban Anthropology, 30(2-3): 157-188. PDF


The political ecology of environmental learning in Ciudad Juárez and El Paso County” in Shared Space: Rethinking the U.S.-Mexico Border Environment, Lawrence Herzog, ed., La Jolla: Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, University of California, San Diego:129-154. PDF