Lucero Radonic

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology


Baker Hall 308

Research Interests

  • political ecology
  • water governance
  • infrastructure
  • indigeneity
  • Latin America
  • U.S.-México Borderlands

Biographical Info

My research focuses on the intersections of water rights and infrastructure, the science and micropolitics of climate change, and urbanization in Latin America and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Through my work I also seek to expand the methods toolkit for social science research in human-environmental relations through engagement in interdisciplinary collaborations and methodological innovation.


Radonic, Lucero. 2017. “Through the aqueduct and the courts: An analysis of the universal right to water and Indigenous water rights in Northwestern Mexico”. Geoforum 84(1): 151-157.

Radonic, Lucero and Thomas E. Sheridan. 2017. Co-producing waterscapes: Urban growth and indigenous water rights in the Sonoran Desert. In The U.S.-Mexico Transborder Region: Cultural Dynamics and Historical Interaction. Carlos Velez-Ibañez and Josiah M. Heyman, eds. Pp. 287-304. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Radonic, Lucero and Sarah Richard-Kelly. 2015. Alternative infrastructure possibilities: An applied methodological contribution to the urban political ecology of water. Journal of Political Ecology, 22: 389:409.

Radonic, Lucero. 2015. Environmental violence, water rights and (un) due process in Northwestern Mexico. Latin American Perspectives, 42(5): 27-47.

Radonic, Lucero. 2014. The Mototícachi massacre: Authorized Pimas and the specter of the insurrectionary Indian. Journal of the Southwest, 56(2): 253-267.