University of Florida
Carmen Diana Deere

Carmen Diana Deere

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Center for Latin American Studies
Grinter Hall 305
PO Box 115530
Gainesville, FL 32611-5530
352-392-0375
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Expertise

Dr. Deere is a development economist specializing on Latin America. Her research focuses on gender and development – specifically, the gender distribution of assets and wealth–, agricultural development and land policy, rural social movements, and agrarian history.

Research

  • In Her Name: Measuring the Gender Asset Gap in Ecuador, Ghana and India. This research program is funded by the Dutch Foreign Ministry under its Millennium Development Gap 3 Fund for Gender Equality. She directs the Ecuador study in collaboration with FLACSO-Ecuador (Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences).
  • Women, Land and Household Bargaining Power. In collaboration with the International Land Coalition and Fundación Tierra in Bolivia, she is assessing the state of research on women’s ownership of land in Latin America and the outcomes with which it is associated.
  • Improving Statistics on Gender and Assets. She has carried out several projects for the World Bank assessing the Living Standard Measurement Study (LSMS) surveys for Latin America and compiling base line data on women’s ownership of assets.

Professional Experience

  • 2011-Present: Distinguished Professor, UF Food & Resource Economics and Latin American Studies
  • 2004-2011: Professor, UF Food & Resource Economics and Latin American Studies
  • 2009-2010: Visiting Scholar, FLACSO-Ecuador
  • 2004-2009: Director, UF Center for Latin American Studies
  • 2000: Fulbright-Hayes Faculty Fellow, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1996: Bacardi Family Eminent Scholar in Latin American Studies. Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida, 1996.
  • 1986-2004: Professor, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • 1992-2004: Director, Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latinos Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • 1983-1986: Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • 1977-1983: Instructor and Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Honors and Awards

  • James A. Robertson Prize, Conference on Latin American History, 2006, for “Liberalism and Married Women’s Property Rights in Nineteenth Century Latin America,” best article appearing in Hispanic American Historical Review in 2005
  • Bryce Wood Book Award, Latin American Studies Association, 2003, for Empowering Women: Land and Property Rights in Latin America (2001)
  • Best Book Award, New England Council of Latin American Studies, 2002, Empowering Women: Land and Property Rights in Latin America (2001)
  • Best Book Award, Latino Literary Hall of Fame, History Division, 2002, for Empowering Women: Land and Property Rights in Latin America (2001)
  • Best Book Award, Cuban Academy of Sciences, Social Science Division, 2002 for Historias Agrarias (1998).
  • Best Book Award, University of Havana, 2001, for Historias Agrarias (1998).
  • Joseph P. Criscenti Best Article Award, New England Council of Latin American Studies, 1998, for "Here Come the Yankees! The Rise and Decline of United States Colonies in Cuba, 1898-1930."
  • Best Book Award, New England Council of Latin American Studies, 1991, for Household and Class Relations: Peasants and Landlords in Northern Peru (1990).
  • Chancellor's Medal recipient for outstanding research, teaching and service, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1987.

Other Professional Activities

  • International Association for Feminist Economics: Associate Editor of Feminist Economics (2001- )
  • Latin American and Caribbean Economics Association: Founding Executive Board (1994-1997)
  • Latin American Studies Association: President (1992-1994), Past President (1994-1995), Vice President (1991-1992), Treasurer (1983-1986), Finance Committee (2003- )
  • New England Council of Latin American Studies: President (1991-1992); Vice President (1990-1991)

Degrees

  • Ph.D. Agricultural Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1978
  • M.A. Development Studies, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, 1968
  • B.A. International Affairs, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1967

Courses Taught

  • AEB 6933 Economic Development of Latin America
  • LAS 6938 Economic Foundations for Sustainable Development
  • LAS 6938 Gender in Latin American Development
  • LAS 6938 Issues and Perspectives on Latin American