Ben Chappell

Associate Professor, American Studies
Primary office:
213 Bailey Hall



Current Research
An ethnography of Mexican American lowriders in Texas, and a book titled, Mexican American Lowriders: A Cultural Peotics of Space
Research Interests
Popular culture, cultural politics, performance, space
Selected Publications
“Custom Contestations: Lowriders and Urban space.” City and Society 22 (2010). In Press.

“Rehearsals of the Sovereign: States of Exception and Threat Governmentality.” Cultural Dynamics 18.3
(2006): 313-334.
Courses Taught
AMS 332: The United States in Global Context
B.A. Music and Peace Studies; M.A. Anthropology, The University of Texas at Austin (1998); Ph.D
Anthropology, The University of Texas at Austin (2003)
Language Competece
Spanish (4)


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