J. P. Linstroth, DPhil


Adjunct Professor
School of Professional &
Career Education (PACE)
Barry University
Miami Shores, FL 33161-6695, USA

Biography

J. P. Linstroth, obtained a D.Phil. (PhD) in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Oxford and is an Adjunct Professor at Barry University and Faculty Member at the Catholic University of New Spain (UCNE). At present, he is also a Social Science Teacher at Royal Palm Beach High School for the Palm Beach County School District where he teaches Honors World History. His books include: Marching Against Gender Practice: Political Imaginings in the Basqueland (2015, Lexington Books), The Forgotten Shore (Poetic Matrix Press, 2017), and Epochal Reckonings (2020), Co-Winner of the 2019 Proverse Prize. His forthcoming book is: Politics and Racism Beyond Nations: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Crises. Linstroth was a signatory of the Brussels Declaration for Peace to end ETA violence (2010). He was a co-recipient of an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Grant (2005-2007) to study immigrant populations: Cubans, Haitians, and Guatemalan-Mayan immigrants in South Florida. He was awarded a J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholar Grant (2008-2009) to study urban Amerindians in Manaus, Brazil and to be a Visiting Professor at the Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM). In 2017, he was awarded a Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award. Linstroth is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Peace Research Association Foundation (IPRAF). In 2019, he received a medal as a “Gentleman of Merit” and was inducted into La Noble Compañia de Bernardo de Galvez (The Noble Order of Bernardo de Galvez). In addition to many academic articles, he writes “opinion editorials” (“Op-Eds”) in many newspapers and online news sources, including CounterPunch, Des Moine Register, Euroscientist, L.A. Progressive, PeaceVoice, The Houston Chronicle, and Londonderry Sentinel. His academic research interests are cognition, ethno-nationalism, gender, genocide, history, immigrant advocacy, indigeneity, indigenous politics, indigenous rights, love, memory, minority rights, peace, peace-building, racism, social justice, and trauma.

Education

• (2004) DPhil, Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford
• (1994) MA, Cultural Anthropology, Florida State University
• (1989) BA, Political Science and Spanish, Phi Sigma Iota, Linguistic Honours, College of Holy Cross

Research Interest

Research Key Words: Basques, Amerindians, Mayas, cognition, ethno-nationalism, gender, genocide, history, immigrant advocacy, indigeneity, indigenous politics, indigenous rights, love, memory, minority rights, peace, peace-building, racism, social justice, and trauma.

Scientific Activities

Grants, Awards and Honors

• (2019), Gentleman of Merit Award (Medalla del Caballero de Merito), La Noble Compañia de Bernardo de Galvez (The Noble Order of Bernardo de Galvez) for community service and actions toward peace
• (2017), Present Honorary Research Fellow, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Spain
• (2017), U.S. Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for National and Community Service • (2017), Awarded by the Whitehouse, Washington, D.C.
• (2012), The Lost Tree Village Charitable Foundation ($25,000) gang prevention for Middle School Mayan children
• (2010), NOREF (Norwegian Peacebuilding Centre) (Norsk Resurssenter for 2 Fredsbygging) ‘Emerging Powers in the 21st Century: the regional and global significance of Brazil, India, China, South Africa, and Turkey (BICST)’ Budget: 441,460 NOK (approx. $73,577 USD) (declined; advising for PRIO)
• (2010), Funded and Sponsored Talk, Government of Catalonia, Spain (Generalitat de Catalunya), International Cataln Institute for Peace, (Institut Català Internacional, Per La Pau, ICIP), Seminar ‘Measuring Initiatives, Limitations, and Propsosals’, Barcelona, Spain, March (1500 Euros)
• (2008-2009), J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholar Grant [Type: Visiting Professor/Researcher (50/50) Grant; Site: Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM), Manaus, Brazil and to study urban Amerindians in Manaus, Brazil] (Grant Period, March-July 2009) (Award # 8526) ($16,000)
• (2008), Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement, NSU ($1000) and Special Dean’s Grant of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, SHSS, NSU ($1500) for Special Symposium: “Socio-Political Meanings of Human Rights in Cultural Contexts”, organized by the Culture & Conflict Group (CCG) of the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Nova Southeastern University (Total: $2500)
• (2007), Dean’s Travel Grant, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), Nova Southeastern University to attend International Conference at Georg-August University of Goettingen, Germany ($5000)
• (2007), Alexander von Humboldt and Georg-August University of Goettingen, Germany Grant to attend International Conference (Euros 2850)
• (2006), Travel Subvention from Australia National University (ANU) Conference: Dialogue Across Difference: Governance in a Multicultural Era, Deliberative Democracy, Sponsors: Political Science Program, Research School of Social Sciences, (RSSS), and Political Theory Program, RSSS, December (AUSD 250)
• (2006), Funded and Sponsored Talk by the 2nd International Conference of Human Rights: Conflict Resolution, (Giza Ezkubideei Buruzko Nazioarteko II. Biltzarra: Gatazken Konponketa), Department of Justice, Employment and Social Security, (Justizia, Laneta Gizarte, Segurantza Saila) Basque Government (Eusko Jaurlaritza) (approx. 2500 Euro value)
• (2006-2007), President Faculty Research and Development Grant (PFRDG): ‘Development, Changes, and Socio-Cultural Belonging in Migrant Populations in the US and Germany’ ($10,000)
• (2005-2007), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation – Collaborative Project: ‘Development, Changes, and Socio-Cultural Belonging in Migrant Populations in the US and Germany’, Nova Southeastern University and Georg-August-University of Goettingen, (20,500 Euros; approx $26,600)
• (2005), Funded and Sponsored Talk by “Gernika Remembered” (Gernika Gogoratuz), Basque Peace Foundation and Basque Government (Eusko Jaurlaritza)
• (1999), Institute Assistantship, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology(ISCA),
3 Oxford, England
• (1996-1997), Wolfson College Senior Tutor Fund, Oxford
• (1995-1996), Wolfson College Travel Fund, Oxford
• (1995), University of Oxford Travel Fund for Post-Graduates, Oxford
• (1995), Peter Lienhardt Memorial Fund, Oriental Institute, Oxford
• (1995), W.W.Skeat Collection Fund, ISCA, Oxford
• (1993), Beca de Eusko Jaurlaritza, Scholarship from the Basque regional government in Spain (under the auspices of University of Nevada, Reno)
• (1991), Lambda Alpha – Anthropology Honors Society (Florida Atlantic University)
• (1989), Phi Sigma Iota – Linguistic Honours Society (College of the Holy Cross)

Publications

1. Linstroth JP. Marching Against Gender Practice: Political Imaginings in the Basqueland. MD, USA: Lexington Book Publishers; 2015.
2. Linstroth JP. Crises beyond Nationalities: Essays on Racism, Immigration, Genocide, & More. USA: Forthcoming; 2015.
3.Linstroth JP. Civilizing Abuses: negating indigeneities and being Amerindian in a Brazilian Amazonian city (proposal stage).
4. Linstroth JP. Forthcoming. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill Academic Publishers; 2017.
5. Linstroth JP. Violence and Peace Re-Imagined: A new interdisciplinary theory for cognitive anthropology.
6. Linstroth JP. Seventh-day adventism among the urban sateré-mawé. International Journal of Latin-American Religions.
7. Linstroth JP. Cognizing gender among the basques. Palgrave Communications Journal.
8. Linstroth JP. Mayan Cognition, Memory, and Trauma’ History and Anthropology, 2009; 20(2): 139-182.
9. Linstroth JP. An introductory essay: Are we in ‘The Age of Resistance’ in a Post- 9/11 World? Peace and Conflict Studies Journal. 2005; 12(2): 1-54.
10. Linstroth JP. History, tradition, and memory among the basques. History and Anthropology. 2002; 13(3): 159-189. doi: 10.1080/0275720022000025538
11. Linstroth JP. The basque conflict globally speaking: Material culture, media, and Basque identity in the wider world’ in the journal. Oxford Development Studies. 2002b; 30(2): 205-222. doi: 10.1080/13600810220138302
12. Linstroth JP. ‘Urban Indians’ Threat of warfare, seeking social justice: Problems with indigenous rights among urban amerindians in Manaus, Brazil. In: Chacon Y, ed. Archaeological and Ideological Manifestations of Conflict in Indigenous Latin America. Gainesville, FL, USA: University Press of Florida.
13. Linstroth JP. Conflict avoidance among the sateré-mawé of Manaus, Brazil and peacemaking behaviours among amazonian Amerindians. In: Tuso H, Flaherty M. Creating the Third Force: Indigenous Processes of Peacemaking. Lanham, MD, USA: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield. 2016; 249-275.
14. Linstroth JP. Brazilian nationalism and Urban Amerindians: Some 21st century dilemmas for indigenous people living in the Urban Amazon and Beyond. In: Achankeng F. Nationalism and Intrastate Conflicts in the Postcolonial World. Lanham, MD, USA: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield; 2015; 405-451.
15. Linstroth JP. Urban Amerindians and advocacy: Toward a politically engaged anthropology representing urban Amerindigeneities. In: Sillitoe P. Indigenous Studies and Engaged Anthropology: the Collaborative Moment. Burlington, VT, USA: Ashgate Publishing Limited; 2015; 115-145.
16. Linstroth JP. The Mayan People and Sandy (Shelton) Davis: memories of an engaged anthropologist. In: Special Issue of Tipití: Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America. Memorial to Sandy Davis. 2012; 9(2): 174-209.
17. Linstroth JP. Gender as a category for analysis. In: Young N. The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace: Global Conflict, Non-violence, and Transformation. New York, USA: Oxford University Press; 2010; 2: 226-234.
18. Linstroth JP. Field research. In: Given LM. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods. London, UK: SAGE Publishers; 2008: 343-347.
19. Linstroth JP. The basque conflict globally speaking: Material culture, media, and Basque identity in the wider world. Oxford Development Studies. 2015; 30(2): 205-222. doi: 10.1080/13600810220138302
20. Linstroth JP. Conflictos-trampa y trampas conflictivas: Derechos humanos, conflictos insolubles y obstáculos en las negociaciones de paz. Conflicts as Traps and Conflicting Entrapments: human rights, intractable conflicts, and pitfalls of peace negotiations. published in a book in English, Spanish, and Basque. Paper presented at: 2nd International Conference of Human Rights: Conflict Resolution (Giza Ezkubideei Buruzko Nazioarteko II. Biltzarra: Gatazken Konponketa), Bilbao, Spain. Refereed Articles in Foreign Language Journals. 2007.
21. Linstroth JP. Proto-fish, fish, rayfish: In regard to proto-Basque ‘Arrani’ and its linguistic variations’ (‘Arrani, Arrain, Arrai: En torno al protovasco ‘Arrani’ y sus derivaciones lingüísticas’) in Fontes Linguae Vasconum: Studia et documenta, Año XXX, Número 79, Septiembre-Diciembre, 1998; 397-406.
22. Linstroth JP. Maddening legalities: Subjectivities and the law’ about [Katherine Donahue’s, Slave of Allah: Zaccarias Moussaoui vs The USA; and Tobias Kelly’s, Law, Violence and Sovereignty among West Bank Palestinians]; Review Essay. Journal of Legal Anthropology (JLA). 2010; 1(2): 246-257.