Kathleen Ann Myers

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Page Range

pp. 200–219


  • English

Print Length

20 pages


Challenges and Opportunities

  • Kathleen Ann Myers (author)
This chapter offers a brief overview of common points raised by shepherds, resident landowners, and activists whom we have met in A Country of Shepherds. Putting these distinct voices in conversation with one another, we gain a wider view of the practices of transhumant shepherding and extensive grazing, as well as the collective efforts keeping them alive. Our author summarizes obstacles the informants have pointed out and how they relate to larger systemic issues. Lastly, we hear of the resilience of this tradition and new paths forward that foster hope for the future of pastoralism in Andalusia.


Kathleen Ann Myers

Professor of Spanish and History at Indiana University Bloomington

Kathleen Ann Myers is Professor of Spanish and History at Indiana University-Bloomington. She received her doctorate in Hispanic Studies from Brown University. She has published widely on a variety of topics, including books about women writers in colonial Mexico (Liverpool 1993, Indiana University Press 1999, Oxford 2003) and the Spanish conquest and colonization of the Americas (Texas University Press 2007). Her recent studies include books on cultural geographies and coloniality in contemporary Mexico (University of Arizona Press 2015, University of Toronto 2024). This research has been generously funded by a variety of organizations, including Indiana University, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Scholar Program, the Spanish Ministry for Education and Culture, the Centro de Estudios de Ciencias Sociales (Mexico), the American Philosophical Association, the Huntington Library, and the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas of Spain (CSIC).