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Full Name Carmen Diana Deere
Preferred Name Carmen Diana
Pronouns she/her
Country United States of America
Affiliation(s) University of Florida
About Me

Carmen Diana Deere is Distinguished Professor Emerita of Latin American Studies and Food & Resource Economics at the University of Florida; Distinguished Professor at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), Quito, Ecuador; and Professor Emerita of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  She earned a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a M.A. in Development Studies from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.  She was Director of the UF Center for Latin American Studies and of the UMass Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies. Deere served as President of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), and, in 2018, received LASA’s highest distinction for scholarship and service to the profession, the Kalman Silvert Award. A feminist development economist, her research has focused on women’s property rights and gender inequality in asset ownership in Latin America.  Deere was also one of the pioneers in the study of rural women and land reform. She is co-author of Empowering Women: Land and Property Rights in Latin America (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2001), winner of LASA’s Bryce Wood Book Award, as well as numerous other books and articles.  Among her co-edited volumes are two special issues of Feminist Economics: Women and the Distribution of Wealth (2006) and Gender and International Migration (2012).  She is currently working on the relationship between women’s marital status, property rights and economic and patrimonial violence in Latin America, and on the inheritance rights of widows and widowers in 19th century Latin America.

Expertise by Geography Latin America
Expertise by sub-field Economic Development, Economic History, Feminist Economics / Economics of Gender