Donna M. Goldstein

Director, CARTSS (Center to Advance Teaching and Research in the Social Sciences)

Mailing Address:

Department of Anthropology
Hale Building
Campus Box 233
Boulder, Colorado 80309-0233

Phone: (303) 492-5484
Fax: (303) 492-1871



Laughter Out of Place: Race, Class, Violence, and Sexuality
in a Rio Shantytown
(University of California Press, 2003)

Winner of the Margaret Mead Award, Society for Applied Anthropology and American Anthropological Association 2004

Body Politics and the Life Course

Edited Book:

2000 Debert, Guita and Donna M. Goldstein, orgs. Políticas do corpo e o curso da vida. São Paulo, Brazil: Editora Sumaré.

(2000 Debert, Guita and Donna M. Goldstein, eds. Body Politics and the Life Course. São Paulo, Brazil: Editora Sumaré.)

Research Interests and Book Projects

Selected Articles for Download (PDF):

dot  2013 Goldstein, Donna M. Book review of Michael J. Montoya's Making the Mexican Diabetic: Race, Science, and the Genetics of Inequality. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2011. American Ethnologist 40.1, pp. 232-233
Dot  2012 Goldstein, Donna M. “Experimentalité: Pharmaceutical Insights Into Anthropology’s Epistemologically Fractured Self.” In: Susan Levine, ed. Medicine and the Politics of Knowledge. Cape Town, South Africa: HSRC, 2012, pp. 118-151.
Dot  2012 Goldstein, Donna M. “How Corruption Kills: Pharmaceutical Crime, Mediated Representations, and Middle-Class Anxiety in Neoliberal Argentina,” Vol. 24, No. 2, City and Society, pp. 218-239.
Dot  2012 Goldstein, Donna M. Book Review of Roberto Abadie’s The Professional Guinea Pig: Big Pharma and the Risky World of Human Subjects. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2010. American Ethnologist 39.4, pp. 835-6.
Dot  2012 Goldstein, Donna M. Book Review of Alexander Edmonds’ Pretty Modern: Beauty, Sex, and Plastic Surgery in Brazil. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2010. American Ethnologist, 39.3, pp. 627-8.
Dot  2009 Goldstein, Donna. "The Perils of Witnessing and the Ambivalence of Writing: Everyday Violence in the Shantytowns of Rio de Janeiro," In: Martha K. Huggins and Marie-Louise Glebbeek, eds., Women Fielding Danger: Negotiating Ethnographic Identities in Field Research. Boulder and New York: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., pp. 227-249.
dot  2007   Goldstein, Donna.  Life or Profit?: Structural Violence, Moral Psychology, and Pharmaceutical Politics.Anthropology in Action, vol. 14, No. 3, Winter 2007: 44-58. In Special Issue titled, The Location of Culture and Politics in Latin American and Caribbeanist Anthropology.
dot  2007

Goldstein, Donna.  “Gun Politics: Reflections on Brazil’s Failed Gun Ban Referendum in Rio de Janeiro,” In: Charles Fruehling Springwood, ed., Open Fire: Understanding Global Gun Cultures, Oxford, England: Berg.

dot  2001 

Goldstein, Donna. “Microenterprise Training Programs, Neo-Liberal Common Sense, and the Discourses of Self-Esteem.” In: Judith Goode and Jeff Maskovsky, eds. The New Poverty Studies: The Ethnography of Politics, Policy and Impoverished People in the United States. New York: New York University Press,  236-272.

dot  2000  

Goldstein, Donna M. and Guita Grin Debert.  “Apresentação.” (trans. “Introduction”) and In: Debert, G. and Donna Goldstein, eds. Políticas do corpo e o curso da vida. São Paulo: Editora Sumaré, Brazil, pp. 9-14.

dot  2000  

Goldstein, Donna M.  “Por que os homens não envelhecem? Violência, morte, conversão religiosa e a vida cotidiana nas favelas do Rio de Janeiro.” (trans. “Why Don’t Men Reach Old Age? Violence, Death, Religious Conversion and Everyday Life in the Shantytowns of Rio de Janeiro”) In: Debert, G. and Donna Goldstein, eds. Políticas do corpo e o  curso da vida. São Paulo: Editora Sumaré, Brazil, pp. 15-48.    

dot  1999

Goldstein, Donna M. “’Interracial’ Sex and Racial Democracy in Brazil: Twin Concepts?” American Anthropologist 101 (3): 563-578

dot  1997

Goldstein, Donna. “Re-imagining the Jew in Hungary: The Reconstruction of Ethnicity through Political Affiliation.” In: Wicker, Hans-Rudolph, ed. Rethinking Nationalism and Ethnicity: The Struggle for Meaning and Order in Europe. Oxford and New York: Berg, pp. 193-210.

dot  1996

Goldstein, Donna. “O lugar da mulher no discurso sobre AIDS no Brasil.” (trans. “The Place of Women in the Discourse of AIDS in Brazil”)  In: Richard Parker and Jane Galvão, eds. Quebrando o silêncio: Mulheres e AIDS no Brasil (trans. Breaking the Silence: Women and AIDS in Brazil). Rio de Janeiro: Relume Dumará Editores, pp. 137-152.

dot  1994 

Goldstein, Donna. “AIDS and Women in Brazil: The Emerging Problem.”  Social Science and Medicine 39(7):919-929. Winner of the Virchow Prize in Medical Anthropology 1995.


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Courses Taught:

Undergraduate Classes

Honors Medical Anthropology (4000-level)
Medical Anthropology (4000-level)
Frontiers of Cultural Anthropology (2000-level)
Anthropology of Gender (2000-level)
Peoples and Cultures of Brazil (4000-level)
Latin American Politics and Culture Through Film and Text (4000-level)
Nationalism and Cultural Citizenship: Anthropological Theory and Case Studies (Honors Seminar)

Graduate Seminars

Graduate Writing Workshop in Anthropology (7000-level)

Biography and Ethnography (7000-level)
Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Political Economy (7000-level)
Anthropology of Neoliberalism (7000-level)
Anthropology of Bodies, Medicine, and Illness (7000-level)
Anthropology's Engagement with Colonialism, Empire, and Sovereignty (7000-level)
Nationalism, the Nation-State, and Ethnic Conflict (7000-level)
The Anthropology of Latin America with an Emphasis on the Ethnographic Tradition (7000-level)
Anthropology of the Body and the Emotions (7000-level)
Contemporary Theory in Cultural Anthropology (7000-level)
Political Economy, Globalization and Cultural Processes: Anthropological Approaches to Modernity (7000-level)

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