Carmen Medeiros holds a PhD in cultural anthropology from the City University of New York (2005) and specializes in Latin America with particular emphasis on the anthropological critique of development and modernity / coloniality; struggles for citizenship and modern discourses on race and mestizaje; and feminist theory and postcolonial debates.
For the last seven years, Dr. Medeiros has been traveling faculty at the International Honors Program. During this period she had the opportunity of teaching and researching in a variety of cities, including Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, in addition to cities in South Africa, Senegal, India and Vietnam. Dr. Medeiros taught at NYU´s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies in New York; the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) in Ecuador; the Trent University in Ecuador Program; Wheaton College in Massachusetts; and the City University of New York. In addition, she has been academic director of the SIT Study Abroad program in La Paz (“Bolivia: Latin American Revolutionary Movements and Conflict Resolution.”). She has also been a consultant with Bolivian research centers and international development agencies. She currently resides in La Paz, Bolivia and divides her time between teaching as visiting professor at the graduate institute for development research (CIDES–UMSA) and continuing her research on the intersection of coloniality and development in the context of the ‘proceso de cambio’ in Bolivia.