Donna M. Goldstein (Ph.D., U. of California-Berkeley, 1994; Associate Professor)

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 is in the early stages of a new project on Cold War science and the history of nuclear energy in Brazil.

Professor Goldstein is also currently serving as Director of the Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences (CARTSS) (2012-2015) where she is organizing two new initiatives on the Community Impact of Energy Sources. One initiative is titled, Human Survival in a Nuclear Age and the second is titled, The Effects of Hydraulic Fracturing on Communities.

Donna Goldstein

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