Mary Beth Mills
Charles A. Dana Professor of Anthropology
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|AY256||Land, Food, Culture, and Power||A|
|AY356||Traveling Cultures: The Anthropology of Tourism||A|
|AY373||The Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality||A|
|AY464||Anthropology of Food||A|
- Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Department of Anthropology, 1993
- M.A., University of California, Berkeley, Department of Anthropology, 1986
- Honours B.A., Huron College, University Of Western Ontario, Canada, 1984
Areas of Expertise
- Anthropology of Asia and Southeast Asia
- Gender and sexuality
- Rural-urban linkages
- Global mobilities, labor, and migration
- Commodification and consumption
- Thai Women in the Global Labor Force: Consuming Desires, Contested Selves, Rutgers University Press, 1999, Winner of the Anthony Leeds Award for Urban Anthropology (2000)
- 2017 - Gendered Morality Tales: Gender, Labor, and Value in Globalizing Asia. Journal of Development Studies 53(3): 316-330.
- 2016 - Gendered Divisions of Labor. Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory, Mary Hawkesworth and Lisa Disch, editors. Oxford University Press. Pp. 283-303.
- 2014 - Questioning Thailand's Rural-Urban Divide. Fieldsights - Hot Spots, Cultural Anthropology Online, September 23, 2014.
- 2012 - Thai Mobilities and Cultural Citizenship. Critical Asian Studies 44(1):85-112.
- 2008 - Claiming Space: Navigating Landscapes of Power and Citizenship in Thai Labor Activism. Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development 37(1): 89-128.
- 2005 - Engendering Discourses of Displacement: Contesting Mobility and Marginality in Rural Thailand. Ethnography 6(3): 385-419.
- 2005 - From Nimble Fingers to Raised Fists: Women and Labor Activism in Globalizing Thailand. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 31(1): 117-144.
- 2003 - Gender and Inequality in the Global Labor Force, Annual Review of Anthropology 32:41-62.
- 2001 - Auditioning for the Chorus Line: Gender, Rural Youth, and the Consumption of Modernity in Thailand.IN D. Hodgson, editor. Gendered Modernities: Ethnographic Perspectives, New York: Palgrave, pp. 27-51.
- 2001 - Rural-Urban Obfuscations: Thinking about Urban Anthropology and Labor Migration In Thailand. City and Society 13(2): 177-182.
- 1999 - Enacting Solidarity: Unions and Migrant Youth in Thailand. Critique of Anthropology 19(2): 175-191.
- 1999 - Migrant Workers Take a Holiday: Reworking Modernity and Marginalization in Contemporary Thailand. Critique of Anthropology 19(1): 31-51.
- 1998 - Gendered Encounters with Modernity: Labor Migrants and Marriage Choices in Contemporary Thailand. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 5(3): 301-334.
- 1997 - Contesting the Margins of Modernity: Women, Migration, and Consumption in Thailand. American Ethnologist 24(1): 37-61.
- 1995 - Attack of the Widow Ghosts: Gender, Death and Modernity in Northeast Thailand. In Aihwa Ong and Michael Peletz, editors. Bewitching Women, Pious Men: Gender and Body Politics in Southeast Asia. Berkeley, University of California Press, pp. 244-273.