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Lesley Gill

Lesley Gill is an author and a professor of anthropology at Vanderbilt University. Her research focusses on political violence, gender, free market reforms and human rights in Latin America, especially Bolivia.[1] She also writes about the military training that takes place at the School of the Americas[1] and has campaigned for its closure.[2] She has campaigned with Witness for Peace.[3]


  • Education and work 1
    • Works 1.1
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Education and work

Gill has a B.A. from Macalester College (1977), and an M.A. (1978), M.Phil. (1980) and Ph.D. (1984) from Columbia University.[4] She was a visiting fellow at the University of East Anglia from 1984 to 1985.[5] Formerly at the American University in Washington, she moved in 2008 to Vanderbilt to chair the Department of Anthropology.[6] She is a member of the editorial committee of Dialectical Anthropology.[7]


  • Peasants, Entrepreneurs, and Social Change: Frontier Development in Lowland Bolivia, Westview Press, 1987 ISBN 0-8133-7339-5
  • Precarious Dependencies: Gender, Class, and Domestic Service in Bolivia, Columbia University Press, 1994 ISBN 0-231-09647-X
  • Teetering on the Rim: Global Restructuring, Daily Life, and the Armed Retreat of the Bolivian State, Columbia University Press, 2000 ISBN 0-231-11805-8
  • The School of the Americas: Military Training and Political Violence in the Americas, Duke University Press, 2004 ISBN 0-8223-3392-9


  1. ^ a b Mandel, Aaron (15 December 2004). "The Miseducation of Latin America". Prospect. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Friedman-Rudovsky, Jean (13 June 2006). """Targeting a "School for Strongmen. Time Magazine. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Department News" (PDF). CAS Connections. American University. October 2002. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "New Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty for the 2008-2009 academic year". College of Arts and Science, Vanderbilt University. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  5. ^ Gill, Lesley (1987). "Introduction". Peasants, entrepreneurs, and social change: frontier development in lowland Bolivia. Westview Press. 
  6. ^ Salisbury, David F. (30 September 2008). "New anthropology chair examines political violence in Latin America". Vanderbilt View. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "Dialectical Anthropology". Springer. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 

External links

  • Profile at Vanderbilt
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