Victoria Bernal

Victoria Bernal is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. She holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University and has been a Fulbright Fellow and recipient of a Rockefeller grant.

Professor Bernal researches the relationships between power and inequality in the neoliberal world in which wealth and power are concentrated among a select few. She also researches the intersection of feminism and the surveillance state and the Internet’s role in shaping the dialogue over privacy rights and government secrecy.

Representative Publications

Bernal, Victoria. “Diaspora, Cyberspace and Political Imagination: The Eritrean Diaspora Online.” Global Networks 6.2 (2006): 161-179.

Bernal, Victoria. “Equality to Die For?: Women Guerrilla Fighters and Eritrea’s Cultural Revolution.” PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 23.2 (2000): 61-76.

Bernal, Victoria. “Eritrea Goes Global: Reflections on Nationalism in a Transnational Era.” Cultural Anthropology 19.1 (2004): 3-25.

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