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Carla Freeman

Carla FreemanCarla Freeman
Winship Distinquished Research Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Carla Freeman is Winship Distinguished Research Professor Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and is 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 publications 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 (SAR Press, edited with Rachel Heiman and Mark Liechty), and articles on gender, globalization, labor, and identity in the Caribbean, in such journals as American Ethnologist, Signs: Journal of Women, Culture and Society, Feminist Studies, Critique of Anthropology, and Cultural Anthropology. Her new book Enterprising Selves: Respectability, Gender and the Making of a Neoliberal Middle Class in the Caribbean is forthcoming from Duke University Press. She is the editor of a new Oxford University Press series, Issues of Globalization. Freeman's general areas of research are: culture and political economy of globalization and development; feminist anthropology; affect and the changing nature of work/life; transnational migration, and her new research focuses on Indian IT professionals in changing transnational circuits.