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carmen ferradas   Carmen Ferradas

   Associate Professor of Anthropology
   PhD, City University of New York, 1990
   Social Anthropologist
Science 1, Room 139A

Research interests

Carmen Ferradas is a social anthropologist interested in the critical analysis of the impact of development processes in local populations. She has studied popular responses to hydroelectric projects and resettlement policies in Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. She has also conducted action research among Southeast Asian refugees in the Binghamton area, with the participation of graduate and undergraduate students. She is currently studying global-local dynamics in three frontier cities in the Latin American Southern-Cone. Her interests include anthropology and development; social impact assessment; social movements; Latin America; communication and discourse analysis; globalization and localism.


1996 El Interjuego de lo Global y lo Local en la Represa de Yacyretá. In Globalización y Construcción de Diferencias, ed by D. Mato. Universidad Nacional de Venezuela and UNESCO, Caracas.

1997 From Vegetable Gardens to Flower Gardens: The Symbolic Construction of Social Mobility in a Development Project. Human Organization 56(4):450-460.

1998 Power in the Southern Cone Borderlands: An Anthropology of Development Practice. Bergin & Garvey, Westport, CT.

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