Karla Slocum is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Director of the Institute of African American Research at UNC-Chapel Hill. A Caribbeanist and North Americanist, her research interests concern globalization, place, rurality, racial identity, and the role of race and history in community identity.
Areas of Research
globalization, race, place
2006 Free Trade and Freedom: Neoliberalism, Place, and Nation in the Caribbean. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press
2007 Caribbeanist Anthropologies at the Crossroads: Revisiting Themes, Revising Concepts. Co-edited special issue (with Deborah Thomas) Identities: Global Studies in Power and Culture. Vol.14, No. 1.
2008 “Caribbean Studies, Anthropology, and U.S. Academic Realignments.” (co-authored with Deborah Thomas) Souls: A Critical
2003 “Rethinking Global and Area Studies: Insights from Caribbeanist Anthropology.” American Anthropologist 105(3): 553-565. (co-authored with Deborah Thomas)
2001 “Negotiating Identity and Black Feminist Politics in Caribbean Research.” In: Black Feminist Anthropology: Theory, Praxis, Poetics, and Politics. Irma McClaurin, editor, pp. 126-149. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.