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Books in Translation

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Después de la Revolución: Género y Cultura Política en la Nicaragua Neoliberal, 2012

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Entre la Chacra y la Olla:  Económica Política y las Vendedoras de Mercado en el Peru, 2008

Curriculum Vitae

Graduate
Courses
 
Feminist Anthropology
Feminism & Critical Dev Studies

Feminist Theory
Feminist Ethnography
Sex, Love & Globalization
Gender & Cultural Politics in Latin America

Undergraduate Courses
Gender, Culture, & Development
Sex & the Global City
Gender, Travel & Tourism
Transnational Feminism

Recent Articles

Latin American Perspectives: Theorizing Gender, Race, and Cultural Tourism in Latin America


Caribbean Studies:
Sex and Sentiment in Cuban Tourism 


Bulletin for Latin American Research:
Che, Chevys, and Hemingway's Daiquiris


American Anthropologist:
Recycled Sandalistas


Cultural Anthropology:
Out in Nicaragua


The Journal of Latin American Anthropology:
Nicaraguan Narratives


City and Society: "Managua Is Nicaragua"






















Florence E. Babb

Vada Allen Yeomans Professor of
Women's Studies


Graduate Faculty, Department of Anthropology and Center for Latin American Studies
University of Florida

Office: 204 Ustler Hall
Phone: (352) 273-0384
Fax : (352) 392-4873
Email: fbabb@ufl.edu


Mailing address:
Center for Women's Studies and
Gender Research
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117352
Gainesville, FL 32611-7352


Florence E. Babb studied at Tufts University (BA Anthropology and French) and the State University of New York at Buffalo (MA, PhD Anthropology) before taking her first teaching job at Colgate University.  From 1982 until 2004, she held a joint appointment in Anthropology and Women's Studies at the University of Iowa where she served terms as chair of the two departments as well as of programs in international studies.  In January 2005, Babb was appointed as the Vada Allen Yeomans Professor of Women's Studies in the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research at the University of Florida.  She has affiliations with the Department of Anthropology and the Center for Latin American Studies, where she served a term as a member of the Faculty Advisory Board.  She recently served as the Graduate Coordinator for Women’s Studies.  Babb’s courses include Sex and the Global City; Transnational Feminism; Gender, Travel, and Tourism; Feminist Ethnography; Feminist Theory; Gender and Cultural Politics in Latin America; and Sex, Love, and Globalization.  

Professor Babb's long-term research projects have resulted in the publication of three books, including Between Field and Cooking Pot: The Political Economy of Marketwomen in Peru (1989, revised edition 1998) and After Revolution: Mapping Gender and Cultural Politics in Neoliberal Nicaragua (2001), both with University of Texas Press.  Her most recent book, The Tourism Encounter: Fashioning Latin American Nations and Histories, published by Stanford University Press in 2011, focuses on the cultural politics of tourism in post-conflict and post-revolutionary areas, including Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru. Her articles have appeared in many journals, including American Anthropologist, Cultural Anthropology, American Ethnologist, Identities:  Global Studies in Culture and Power, Ethnology, Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, Bulletin of Latin American Research, Latin American Research Review, Signs, and GLQ. She has edited special issues of the journals Latin American Perspectives and Critique of Anthropology and serves on several national and international editorial boards.

Florence Babb is active in the American Anthropological Association and currently holds the Cultural Seat on the AAA Executive Board.  She has served as AAA Section Assembly Convenor, as President of the Association for Feminist Anthropology, and as a member of the Committee on Minority Issues in Anthropology.  In the Latin American Studies Association, Babb is a past Chair of the Sexualities Section and also served as a board member of the Gender Section.  She has received a number of awards and honors, including a Fulbright senior research award and a Wenner-Gren grant for anthropological research in Nicaragua.  She was the recipient of an Elsa Chaney Prize and she was a resident scholar at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy.  During the 2011-2012 academic year, she was on research leave and sabbatical in Peru, reexamining gender and indigenous identity in the Andean region. 



                               

Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone (352)392-3365  Fax (352)392-4873

                        Last updated:   11/15/2013




















Published 2011

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The Tourism Encounter: Fashioning Latin American Nations and Histories


More Books and Edited Journals:

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After Revolution: Mapping Gender and Cultural Politics in Neoliberal Nicaraua, 2001

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Between Field and Cooking Pot: The Political Economy of Marketwomen in Peru, 1998


Latin American Perspectives Special Issue: Youth and Cultural Politics Vol 35(4), 2008

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Critique of Anthropology Special Issue: Autonomy in an Age of Globalization Vol 25(3), 2005

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Latin American Perspectives Special Issue: Gender and Same-Sex Desire Vol 29(2), 2002