Since the beginning of his career in 1990, Frank Graziano has written on an extraordinarily wide range of topics in Latin American culture.
His early work was on poetry, resulting among many other publications in the edited volume Semblanza de Alejandra Pizarnik (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1992). Later studies resulted in Divine Violence: Spectacle, Psychosexuality, & Radical Christianity in the Argentine “Dirty War” (Westview Press 1992); and in a book, The Lust of Seeing, on the Uruguayan fiction writer Felisberto Hernández (Bucknell University Press, 1997).
Graziano’s more recent books have focused on religious cultures. The first of these, The Millennial New World (Oxford University Press, 1999), surveys apocalyptic, messianic, millennial, and utopian thought and action throughout the course of Latin American history. The book that followed, Wounds of Love: The Mystical Marriage of St. Rose of Lima (Oxford University Press, 2004), received wide critical acclaim for its rigorous and innovative scholarship. Cultures of Devotion: Folk Saints of Spanish America (Oxford University Press, 2006) was likewise highly praised in a range of media and has been adopted for course use in various disciplines. The book has a companion website: www.culturesofdevotion.com . Graziano is currently working on Miraculous Images & Votive Offerings in Mexico, which will be published by Oxford University Press.
Undocumented Dominican Migration (University of Texas Press, 2013) is Graziano’s most recent publication.
Graziano is the recipient of many prestigious awards in support of his research and writing. He has received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the John Carter Brown Library, the Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays Programs, and the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, among many others.
He has been an invited speaker at many institutions in the United States and abroad, including Boston, Brown, Columbia, Duke, Emory, John Hopkins, New York, Princeton, and Yale Universities, the Americas Society, University of London, Instituto Nacional de Antropología y Pensamiento Latinoamericano (Buenos Aires), Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Centro Bartolomé de Las Casas (Cuzco), and Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Lima).