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Doreen Gordon is a Lecturer based in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. She is an anthropologist with experience in carrying out qualitative research in African diaspora communities (Brazil, South Africa, the Caribbean). Her research areas include social inequality and social stratification (gender, race, class, age), political economy, the body, religion, aesthetics and kinship/family. More recently, she has been working on issues of food security, climate change and health and its relationship to issues of social justice in poor communities of African and Indigenous descent. Her book, "Blackness and Social Mobility in Brazil: Contemporary Transformations" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022), contributes towards understanding the cultural and socio-structural conditions that make life challenging for some people, with a view towards social change.

Courses Taught: 
Social and Cultural Anthropology
Urban Anthropology
Sociology of Families
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