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  • Carla M. Guerron-Montero, Professor of Anthropology

    Professor of Anthropology
    University of Delaware
    135 John Munroe Hall
    Newark, DE 19716


    Carla Guerrón Montero is a cultural and applied anthropologist trained in the United States and Latin America, and specialized in the anthropology of tourism, the anthropology of food, and the African diaspora. Dr. Guerrón Montero is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Delaware, with joint appointments in Latin American and Iberian Studies, Africana Studies and Women and Gender Studies.    She received a PhD degree in Cultural Anthropology and Latin American Studies from the University of Oregon; a Master of Arts degree in Applied Anthropology from Oregon State University (United States), and a Licenciatura degree in Socio-cultural Anthropology from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador (Quito-Ecuador)

    Dr. Guerrón Montero studies the complex and multiple meanings and representations of identity among marginalized populations in modern Latin American and Caribbean nation-states (Brazil, Ecuador, Grenada, and Panama). She has contributed to the literature on the anthropology of tourism, the anthropology of food, and applied anthropology. She has published a book (The Color of the Panela: Study of Afro-Ecuadorian Women in the Afro-Ecuadorian Andes) and edited a book (Careers in Applied Anthropology: Advice from Academics and Practicing Anthropologists), and several book chapters.  In addition, she has published extensively in English, Spanish and Portuguese, in professional journals such as Anthropological Quarterly, Bulletin for Latin American Research, Ethnology, Human Organization, the Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, and Ecology of Food and Nutrition, among others.  Her most recent book From Temporary Migrants to Permanent Attractions: Tourism and the Construction of National and Transnational Afro-Antillean Identities in Panama (University of Alabama Press) will be published in 2019.  She currently serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (JLACA).

    Her research and studies have been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Fulbright, the Ford Foundation, the Inter-American Foundation, the Nippon Foundation (Japan), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Secretary for Higher Education, Science, and Technology (SENESCYT, Ecuador). She has been fellow at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (New York), Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the 

    Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales

     (Quito, Ecuador), and Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation's (CEDLA) in Amsterdam (Netherlands); the Catalan Institute for Research on Cultural Patrimony (ICRPC) in Girona (Spain); the Museu Nacional of the 

    Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro

     (UFRJ) in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); the University of Ljubljana and Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU) in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and the Institute of Latin American Studies (IHEAL), Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, 3 in Paris (France).



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