Carla Freeman, PhD

Winship Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Anthropology & Department of Women's Studies, Emory University


Cala Freeman is Winship Distinguished Research Professor of Anthropology and Women's Studies, and serves as a Core Faculty member in the MARIAL Center (Myth and Ritual in American Family Life), and associated faculty in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Emory. Freeman earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Temple University in 1993. Her publications include a book, High Tech and High Heels in the Global Economy: Women, Work, and Pink Collar Identities in the Caribbean (Duke University Press, 2000), 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.

She is currently completing a book entitled, Entrepreneurship and the Making of a Caribbean Middle Class: Creole Respectability in a Neoliberal Age. Her new research focuses on Indian IT professionals in new circuits of transnational labor. Her general areas of research are culture and political economy of globalization and development; feminist anthropology; transnational migration; and the Caribbean region.