2021: “‘If You Give Us the Best Place in the World, It Is Not So Good as This’: Some Reflections on Catastrophe, Consciousness, and the Right to Home,” The Arrow Journal 3 (2), September.
2021: “Debtors’ Revenge Revisited,” Gilbert Joseph and Timothy Henderson, eds., The Mexico Reader, 2nd edition. Durham, NC: Duke University Press
2020: With Alex Lintner, website, “Public Trust Thinking in Food and Agriculture,” with essays by Williams and Lintner
2020: “States of Emergency: New Writing on Deportation and Democracy,” Latin American Perspectives 47 (6): 148-156, November 1
2017: “Agricultural Subsidies and the Environment,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia, Environmental Science, DOI 10:1093/acrefore/9780199389414.013.310.
2015: “The Paradoxical PANista: The Legacy of President Vicente Fox,” for Eric Zolov, Icons of Mexico, Greenport, CT: Greenwood Press, p. 241-246.
2015: “What Lies Beneath: An Eco-Historical View of High Andes Water Pollution,” Ambiente e Sociedade 18:1
2015: “The Organizers Who Never Gave Up: An interview with Alicia Jrapko, co-founder of the International Committee to Free the Cuban Five, on how persistence pays in uphill political struggles, NACLA Report on the Americas, online edition, January 13, 2015
2015: Guest editor and lead author, “Global Water Grab in the Andes,” winter issue feature for NACLA Report on the Americas 47 (1), including the following articles: “Glacial Retreat in the Andes”; “Peru’s Media-Friendly Mining Ban Masks Toxic Inaction”; “U.N. Climate Conference Exposes Peru’s Poor Record on the Environment.”
2015: “Both sides now: the rise of migrant activism and co-investment in public works in Zacatecas, Mexico,” with Fernando Robledo in Enduring Reform: Business Responses to Bottom-Up Social Change in the Americas, University of Pittsburgh Press.
2014: “A Din Amid Quiet Ruins,” The Arrow, 1 (2).
2012: “Both Sides Now: Migrant Philanthropy, State Power, and the Struggle for Accountability in the Zacatecas, Mexico” in Terrence Lyons and Peter Mandaville, eds. Diasporas and Globalization: Local Politics from Afar. Hurst/Columbia University Press, pp. 45-67.
2011: “After the Gold Rush in Peru,” Los Angeles Times, August 7 (Sunday), p. A25.
2006. “Fighting Corporate Swine.” Politics & Society 34 (3): 369 - 398
2004: “Why France Joined the U.S. in Haiti,” CounterPunch, print edition 11 (4), February 16-23.
2004: With Karl LaRaque. “Marines Retake Haiti: The U.S. Coup Continues,” CounterPunch, March 3.
2004: “Haiti As Target Practice: How the U.S. Media Missed the Story,” CounterPunch, March 1.
2003: “Of Legal Farce and Labor Tragedy: The Han Young Struggle in Tijuana, Mexico.” Social Science History 27 (4): 525-550,
2001: “Of Free Trade and Debt Bondage.” Latin American Perspectives 28 (4): 30-51.
2001: Social Movements and Economic Transition: Markets and Distribute Protest in Mexico. Cambridge University Press.
1999: “Mobile Capital and Transborder Labor Rights Mobilization.” Politics & Society 27 (1): 139-166.
1996: Planting Trouble: The Barzón Debtors' Movement in Mexico. La Jolla: Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, University of California San Diego.
Awards & Honors
Awards & Honors
Haynes Foundation Fellowship for study on Santa Ana River, 2013
Andrew Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship, to study how villages manage land and water resources in the Lake Titicaca region, divided between Peru and Bolivia, 2007-09
American Council of Learned Societies, Fellowship Recipient, 2001-2002
University of Pennsylvania, Sawyer Series on Globalization and Inequality, Research Fellowship, 1997-1998
Stanford University, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Participant in Seminar in Contentious Politics, 1996-1998
U.C. San Diego, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, Guest Scholar, 1995-1996
Yale University, Awarded Distinction for doctoral thesis, 1998