UNM-Taos author releases book

November 25, 2020

360x240-vigilante.jpg“Vigilante Gender Violence: Social Class, the Gender Bargain, and Mob Attacks on Women Worldwide” by UNM-Taos adjunct faculty member Rebecca Álvarez is now available online through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads.


In a review of the book, E.N. Anderson, Professor Emeritus, Anthropology, University of California writes,“Rebecca Álvarez has written an extremely important book. Vigilante-mob violence against women is a growing problem worldwide. It is now fed by social media. Dr. Álvarez provides a broad, thoroughly contexted analysis of the problem. … This is a highly original book, innovative and exciting. It is sociologically sophisticated, yet written in an accessible style that will give it wide appeal. This book is a major contribution to the literature on violence and to the literature on oppression of women worldwide.” 

Álvarez is assistant professor in the departments of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at New Mexico Highlands University.