Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Senior Associate Dean for Faculty, Emory College of Arts and Sciences
Carla Freeman is Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and associated faculty in Anthropology and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Emory. Freeman earned her AB in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College in 1983 and Ph.D. in Anthropology from Temple University in 1993. Her books include High Tech and High Heels in the Global Economy: Women, Work, and Pink Collar Identities in the Caribbean (Duke University Press, 2000), Global Middle Classes: Ethnographic Particularities, Theoretical Convergences (with Rachel Heiman and Mark Liechty, SAR Press), and Entrepreneurial Selves: Neoliberal Respectability and the Making of a Caribbean Middle Class (Duke University Press, 2014). Her research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Fulbright, and the OAS, and her articles appear in such journals as American Ethnologist, Cultural Anthropology, Signs: Journal of Women, Culture and Society, Feminist Studies, and Critique of Anthropology. Freeman is the editor (with Li Zhang, UC-Davis) of a new Oxford University Press series of contemporary ethnography, Issues of Globalization and is the President Elect of the Association for Feminist Anthropology. Her general areas of research are: culture and political economy of globalization and development; feminist anthropology; affect, economy and the changing nature of work/life; and she is at work on two new studies of the cultural specificities of romantic love and Indian IT professionals in changing transnational circuits of labor.
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