Sewanee: The University of the South

Donna F. Murdock

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women’s Studies, Chair of International and Global Studies

B.A., Hunter College; Ph.D., Anthropology, Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, Emory, 2003

Donna F. Murdock
Woods Labs 335

Research Interests

Social theory, gender, development, Latin America, international labor migration and Latinos in the United States


  • When Women Have Wings: Feminism and Development in Medellin, Colombia. University of Michigan Press. 2008
  • "Of Heroines and Victims: Women and Economic Development in Medellín, Colombia," Southern Anthropologist, (2004).
  • "Neoliberalism, Gender, and Development: Institutionalizing 'Post-Feminism' in Medellín, Colombia," Women's Studies Quarterly, Fall/Winter 2003, 31(3 and 4): 129-153.
  • "That Stubborn 'Doing Good?' Question: Ethical/Epistemological Concerns in the Study of NGOs," Ethnos, December 2003, 68(4):507-532.
  • "Enduring Traditions and New Directions in Feminist Ethnography," co-authored with Carla Freeman in Feminist Studies, 2001, 27(2):423-458.


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