Lesley Gill

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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[edit]

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]





  1. ^ a b Mandel, Aaron (15 December 2004). "The Miseducation of Latin America". Prospect. Archived from the original on 15 April 2013. 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. Archived from the original on 20 January 2011. 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. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2010.
  7. ^ "Dialectical Anthropology". Springer. Retrieved 22 December 2010.

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