Catherine R. Rhodes

M.A. Social Sciences (specialization, Linguistic Anthropology), University of Chicago; B.A. Latin American Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Interests:

New Latino diaspora in the U.S.; Bilingualism amongst the Maya in the Yucatan, Mexico Linguistic anthropology, semiotics, language diversity and cognition, bilingualism, social identification, discursive self-making, narrative, discourse analysis, North America (Mexico and Latino communities in the U.S.)


Osband, N., Wortham, S., and Rhodes, C. (2011). “Santo Patricio: Using Text and Film to Portray a Church and Town.” Film presentation at the Society for Visual Anthropology Annual Visual Research Conference. Montreal, QC, Canada. November 2011.

Rhodes, C. and Wortham, S. (2011). “Narratives of Town History in the New Latino Diaspora.” Paper presentation in panel entitled, “Traces of Encounters and Places in Narratives of Migration,” American Anthropological Association Meetings. Montreal, QC, Canada. November 2011.

Rhodes, C. (2010). “Building Significance: The circulation of culturally-specific models of narrativity in an exhibit at the Chicago Children's Museum.” Paper presentation, American Anthropological Association Meetings. New Orleans, LA. November 2010.

Rhodes, C. (2009). “The influence of narratives on learning and meaning making at the Chicago Children’s Museum.” Paper presentation, Michicagoan Conference. Ann Arbor, MI. May 2009.


Rhodes, C. (2011). Review of Working from Within: Chicana and Chicano Activist Educators in Whitestream Schools by Luis Urrieta, Jr. Anthropology in Education Quarterly, 42(3).