Dr. Deirdre Guthrie
Department of Anthropology and Gender Studies
Loyola University Chicago
Lake Shore Campus, 209 Piper Hall
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660
Office Phone: 773.508.8436
Deirdre Guthrie received her Ph.D. from UIC Chicago in 2011. She is a cultural anthropologist who studies informal economies and transnational negotiations and strategies in translocal sites such as the Dominican Republic. She is currently writing about how global politics impacts bodies and informs embodied protest in the Caribbean. She is committed to pursuing anti-Cartesian, feminist methodologies in her research projects which refuse the mind-body or culture-nature oppositions. Her earlier work as an investigative journalist and feature writer provided fertile ground for future anthropological projects. Those articles were based on six month field studies that documented a Native American tribal dispute with a gold mine over clean water in Montana, the social life of roustabouts in a North American traveling circus, and the nightly tally of "cheap deaths" witnssed as a Chicago crime reporter. Deirdre is currently serving a joint appointment at Loyola as Visiting Instructor in Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies.
Courses taught in 2012:
Anthropology of Globalization
Global Perspectives on Intimate Economies
Anthropology of Women
International Studies: The Global in the Local: Friction and Flow in a Dominican Tourist Town
Introduction to Medical Anthropology
Gender and Politics in a Globalized World
2010 Flying Tigers and Aging Pirates in a Dominican Tourist Town, in Sex and the Sexual in the Leisure and Tourist Environment, edited by Neil Carr and Yaniv Poria. Cambridge Press.
1999 Body Count: Memoirs of a Crime Reporter. Chicago Reader, January 8.
1998 Labor Lockout: Why won't the State let Midwives into the Labor Room. Chicago Reader, January 6.
1998 Dying to Make a Living: a Palestinian Liquor Store Murder. Chicago Reader, February 6.
1996 Fort Belknap: Environmental Racism on Montana Reservation, Z Magazine. December.
1996 Pataki Punishes the Mentally Ill, Village Voice, March 5.