Carla Freeman

Carla FreemanCarla Freeman
Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty, Emory College

Carla Freeman is a Professor of 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 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 (SAR Press, edited with Rachel Heiman and Mark Liechty), and Entrepreneurial Selves: Neoliberal Respectability and the Making of a Caribbean Middle Class (Duke University Press, 2014).  Her articles on gender, globalization, class and labor appear in such journals as American Ethnologist, Signs: Journal of Women, Culture and Society, Feminist Studies, Critique of Anthropology, and Cultural Anthropology. Freeman is the editor 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.  Two new research projects focus on on the cultural specificities of romantic love, and  Indian IT professionals in changing transnational circuits.

High Tech and High Heels The Global Middle Class Entrepreneurial Selves