CARTSS Multidisciplinary Board


Donna M.Goldstein


Director: Donna M. Goldstein (University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. 1994)

Professor Goldstein, who joined the CU faculty in 1994, received her B.S. in Rural Sociology from Cornell University, Ed. M, Psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Goldstein has written extensively on the intersection of race, gender, poverty and violence in Brazil. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Laughter Out of Place: Race, Class, Violence, and Sexuality in a Rio Shantytown (University of California Press 2003), and winner of the 2005 Margaret Mead award for her contributions to public anthropology. Laughter Out of Place focuses on the lives of impoverished domestic workers living in Rio de Janeiro's infamous shantytowns who cope with unbearable suffering, violence, and social abandonment.

Currently, Professor Goldstein is working on a series of projects within the anthropology of science. She is writing about pharmaceutical politics, bioethics, regulation, and neoliberalism in Argentina and the United States, and has initiated a new project on Cold War science and the history of nuclear energy in Brazil.


CARTSS Steering Committee Members: 2014 - 2015

Lorraine Bayard de Volo Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies; Director, Latin American Studies Center
Liam Downey Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Anne-Barrie Hunter Co-Director, Ethnography & Evaluation Research (CARTSS)
Carla Jones Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Daryl J. Maeda Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Ethnic Studies
Anand Sokhey Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Bryan Taylor Professor and Department Chair, Department of Communication