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.
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
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2008 Goldstein, Donna. Book Review of Desmond Arias' Drugs and Democracy in Rio De Janeiro: Trafficking, Social Networks, and Public Security, Contemporary Sociology 37(6): 578-9.
- 2007 Goldstein, Donna. "Life or Profit?: Structural Violence, Moral Psychology, and Pharmaceutical Politics." Anthropology in Action, vol. 14, No. 3, Winter 2007. In Special Issue titled, "The Location of Culture and Politics in Latin American and Caribbeanist Anthropology," pp. 44-58.
- 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, pp. 28-41.
- 2003 Goldstein, Donna M. Laughter Out of Place: Race, Class, Violence, and Sexuality in a Rio Shantytown. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. (Winner of the Margaret Mead Award, Society for Applied Anthropology and American Anthropological Association 2004, Eaton Faculty Award, CU-Boulder 2006-7).
- 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.
- 2000 Debert, Guita and Donna M. Goldstein, eds. Políticas do corpo e o curso da vida. (trans. Body Politics and the Life Course) São Paulo, Brazil: Editora Sumaré.
- 1999 Goldstein, Donna M. "'Interracial' Sex and Racial Democracy in Brazil: Twin Concepts?" American Anthropologist 101 (3): 563-578