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Carla FreemanGoodrich C. White Professor of WGSS Senior Associate Dean of Faculty in ECAS

Carla Freeman is Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and associated faculty in Anthropology and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Emory. She currently serves as the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty at Emory College of Arts and Sciences. Freeman earned her AB in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College in 1983 and Ph.D. in Anthropology from Temple University in 1993.

She is the President of the Association for Feminist Anthropology and the series editor (with Li Zhang, UC-Davis) of Oxford University Press’ Issues of Globalization, a new series of contemporary ethnography.

Her general areas of research are culture and political economy of globalization and development; feminist anthropology; emotional labor and the changing nature of work/life. She is also at work on two new areas of research: the cultural specificities of romantic love, and changing transnational labor circuits of Indian IT professionals.

Her publications include three books: High Tech and High Heels in the Global Economy: Women, Work, and Pink Collar Identities in the Caribbean (Duke University Press, 2000), Entrepreneurial Selves: Neoliberal Respectability and the Making of a Caribbean Middle Class (Duke University Press, 2014) and Global Middle Classes: Ethnographic Particularities, Theoretical Convergences (with Rachel Heiman and Mark Liechty, SAR Press), and articles in such journals as American Ethnologist, Cultural Anthropology, Signs: Journal of Women, Culture and Society, Feminist Studies, and Critique of Anthropology. Freeman’s research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Fulbright, and the OAS.

Video: "On Academic Failure"

Recent interview about Entrepreneurial Selves.