Karla Slocum

Associate Professor of Anthropology, African, African American, and Diaspora Studies

Karla Slocum obtained her PhD in anthropology from the University of Florida. Her areas of research interest primarily concern globalization, rural place identities, race and social movements in the Caribbean and the U.S. Slocum has collaborated on a project exploring the trends, trajectories and politics of Caribbean studies within the field of anthropology. Her publications in Caribbean Studies include: Free Trade and Freedom: Neoliberalism, Place, and Nation in the Caribbean (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2006); “Situating Sugar Strikes: Contestations of Race and Politics in Decolonizing St. Lucia” (Identities: Global Studies in Power and Culture, 2007); and “Rethinking Global and Area Studies: Insights from the Caribbean” (American Anthropologist, 2003; co-authored with Deborah Thomas). Slocum currently teaches an undergraduate course, Anthropology of the Caribbean, and a graduate course, Ethnography and Black Communities.

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