Linda Seligmann

Linda J. Seligmann is Professor of Anthropology at George Mason University. She is a specialist in Latin America with research interests in agrarian issues, political economy, and the dynamics of gender, class, and ethnicity in the informal economy, especially in the Andean region. She has published the books Peruvian Street Lives: Culture, Power and Economy among Market Women of Cuzco, the edited volume, Women Traders in Cross-Cultural Perspective: Mediating Identities, Marketing Wares, and Between Reform and Revolution: Political Struggles in the Peruvian Andes, 1969-1991, as well as numerous articles. Seligmann also undertook a research project on family-making through transnational and transracial adoption in the U.S., resulting in a new book, Broken Links, Enduring Ties: American Adoption across Race, Class and Nation. She is now working on a transformations of informal economies in the Andes in light of tourism, neoliberal economic measures, and decentralization. Seligmann served as Director of the Center for the Study of the Americas at George Mason, was a faculty fellow in Yale University’s Program in Agrarian Studies, and Associate Director of the National Resource Center of Latin American and Iberian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.