Linda Seligmann

Linda J. Seligmann is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at George Mason University. She is a specialist in Latin America with research interests in agrarian issues, political economy, informal economies, and the dynamics of gender, class, and ethnicity, especially in the Andean region. She has published Peruvian Street Lives: Culture, Power and Economy among Market Women of Cuzco and Between Reform and Revolution: Political Struggles in the Peruvian Andes, 1969-1991, the edited volumes, Women Traders in Cross-Cultural Perspective: Mediating Identities, Marketing Wares and The Andean World (with Kathleen Fine-Dare), as well as numerous articles. Her forthcoming book is entitled Quinoa: Food Politics and Agrarian Life in the Andean Highlands. Seligmann also published Broken Links, Enduring Ties: American Adoption across Race, Class and Nation, based on first-hand research on family-making through transnational and transracial adoption in the U.S. and on changing configurations of American families. 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.