Distinguished Professor, Latin American Studies and Food & Resource Economics
305 Grinter Hall
P.O. Box 115530
Gainesville, FL 32611-5530
Gender inequality in asset ownership, land policy and agrarian reform, rural social movements, and gender in Latin American agricultural development
Ecuador, Cuba, Brazil, Central America, Comparative
LAS 6938/AFS 6905 Foundations of Economics for Sustainable Development
LAS 4935 Gender in Latin American Development
LAS 6938/AEB 6933 Economic Development of Latin America
Dr. Carmen Diana Deere is Distinguished Professor of Latin American Studies and Food & Resource Economics at the University of Florida. She holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a M.A. in Development Studies from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Deere was Director of the UF Center for Latin American Studies from 2004 to 2009. She is a Past President of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) and of the New England Council of Latin American Studies (NECLAS). She serves on numerous editorial boards, including World Development and Journal of Agrarian Change and is an Associate Editor of Feminist Economics. She has carried out recent studies for The World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, and UN-WIDER.
Deere is the co-author of Empowering Women: Land and Property Rights in Latin America (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2001), winner of LASA’s Bryce Wood Book Award, as well as Land and Development in Latin America: Openings for Policy Research (North-South Institute/IDRC, 2005). She is the co-editor of a special issue of Feminist Economics (2006) on Women and the Distribution of Wealth as well as of Rural Social Movements in Latin America: Organizing for Sustainable Livelihoods (University Press of Florida, 2009).
During 2009-2010 she was a Visiting Scholar at FLACSO-Ecuador, directing the UF-FLACSO study on Gender, Poverty and Assets, which included a 3,000 household survey on asset ownership in rural and urban areas. This project is part of a broader comparative study on the gender asset gap which includes Ghana and India, and is funded by the Dutch Foreign Ministry’s MDG3 Fund.