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:

Linguistic anthropology, semiotics, language diversity and cognition, bi- and multilingualism, social identification, discursive self-making, narrative, discourse analysis, scale, knowledge production, and the production of expertise. Research regions: Yucatan, Mexico, Central Mexico, and the new Latino diaspora 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).