|Frances Abrahamer Rothstein Montclair, New Jersey 07043
Department of Anthropology Phone: 973-655-4119
Montclair State University firstname.lastname@example.org
Montclair State University. Department of Anthropology. Professor of Anthropology (2007-present), Chair, (Spring, 2010 – June, 2013).
Universidad Iberoamericana. Post-Graduate Anthropology Program, Visiting Professor (Fall, 2001, January, 2008, Fall, 2009)
Towson University. Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, Professor of Anthropology (1974- 2007)
Towson, MD 21204
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh 1974 Anthropology
B.A. Queens College 1964 Sociology
Honors, Fellowships, and Awards
Wenner-Gren Foundation Post-Ph.D. Research Grant (Research on return migration, San Cosme Mazateochco) June, 3- October 7, 2014.
Conrad Arensberg Award from the Society for the Anthropology of Work to recognize outstanding contributions to the field, 2012.
Montclair State University, Separately Budgeted Research Awards, 2012 (Return Migration, San Cosme Mazatecochco), 2009- 2010) Gender and Migration (Lakewood, New Jersey).
SAW First Annual Book Award for Globalization in Rural Mexico: Three Decades of Change (University of Texas Press, 2007) from The Society for the Anthropology of Work, 2010.
Fulbright Garcia Robles Award (Researching and Teaching) (San Cosme Mazatecochoco and Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico). Fall, 2009.
Faculty Associate, Partners in Education. Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program. Summer, 2005.
Fulbright-Garcia Robles Award, Research and Teaching (San Cosme Mazatecochoco and Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico). Fall, 2001.
National Science Foundation Research Grant, "Pattern and Diversity: Economic Development and Women's Labor Force Participation," (with Beth Vanfossen). Cross-national analysis of women and development in 120 nations ($79,851). July, 1992 - July 1993.
National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipend, l985.
Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Grant, Summer, 1984.
Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Grant, Summer, 1980.
National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar, Themes in the Cross Cultural Analysis of Women and Society, Graduate Center, CUNY, Summer, 1978.
Public Health Service Fellowship, Anthropology Department, University of Pittsburgh, September, 1967 June, 1970.
National Science Foundation, Tri Institutional Training Program in Cultural Anthropology, June, 1968 August, 1968.
2016 Mexicans on the Move: Migration and Return in Rural Mexico. Palgrave Macmillan.
2007 Globalization in Rural Mexico: Three Decades of Change. Austin: Texas. University of Texas Press.
1991 Anthropology and the Global Factory: Studies of the New Industrialization in the Late 20th Century. (Edited with Michael Blim). South Hadley, Mass.: Bergin and Garvey.
1982 Three Different Worlds: Women, Men, and Children in an Industrializing
Community. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press. (Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Book.)
1979 New Directions in Political Economy: An Approach from Anthro
pology. (Edited with M. Barbara Leons,) Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.
Refereed Articles and Book Chapters
n.d. “Not Just Migrants: People on the Move in Rural Mexico.” Ethnographic Collaborations in Global Spaces: A View from Latin America. June Nash and Hans Buechler, Eds. Hampshire, Great Britain: Palgrave Macmillan Publishers.
n.d. “Labor on the Move: Kinship, Social Networks, and Precarious Work among Mexican Migrants.” Anthropologies of Unemployment: The Changing Study Of Work and its Absence. Jong Bum Kwon and Carrie M. Lane, Eds. Cornell University Press.
2015 “’Porque Las Raizes No Se Olvidan’: Continuity and Change among Mexican Migrants in New Jersey.’ Bulletin of Latin American Research 34(1):85-98. 2014 “I Found work! Forty years of Research on Work in Rural Mexico.” Anthropology of Work Review. 35(1). 2012 “June Nash and the Gendering of Political Economy.” Voices: The Journal of the Association of Feminist Anthropology. 2010 “New Migrants in a New Age: Globalization, Networks and Gender in Rural Mexico.” In Mobility, Mobilization, Migration: Class and Contention in a World in Motion, Winnie Lem and Pauline Gardiner Barber, Eds Oxford:Bergahn Books.. 2007 "Oportunidades Decrecientes: Parentesco, Empleo Femenino y la Economica Politica en el Mexico Rural." In D. Robichaux, Ed. Familias en Transicion: Unas Miradas Antropologicas. Mexico City: Universidad Iberoamericana. 2005a. “Challenging Consumption Theory.” Critique of Anthropology. 25(3):279-306 (Reprinted in M. Tadajewski and P. Maclaran, Critical Marketing Studies. London: Sage Publications, 2009). 2005b “Flexibility for Whom? Small-Scale Garment Manufacturing in Rural Mexico.” In Alan Smart and Josephine Smart, Eds. Petty Capitalists and Globalization. Albany: State University of New York Press. 2003 “Empleo Flexible y Cultura Posmoderna: El Impacto de la Globalización en una Comunidad Rural en México.” In Carmen Bueno and Encarnación Aguilar, Eds. Las Expresiones de la Globalización: México y España. CIESAS, Universidad Iberoamericana y Editorial Porrúa, 2003. Pp. 155-168. 1999 “Declining Odds: Kinship, Women’s Employment and Political Economy in Rural Mexico.” American Anthropologist 101:579-593. 1997. “ Economic Dependency on Women’s Participation in Agricultural Production.” (with Beth Vanfossen) .International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 17(11/12): 116-161. 1996 “?A Donde Han Ido las Mujeres?” (with Beth Vanfossen) La Ventana: Revista de Estudios de Genero 3:158-179.
1995 “Gender and Multiple Income Strategies in Rural Mexico: A Twenty-Year Perspective.” In Edna Acosta-Belen and Christine Bose, Eds. Women in the Development Process in Latin America: From Structural Subordination to Empowerment. Phil.: Temple University Press.
1991 “What Happens to the Past? Return Industrial Migrants in Latin America.” In Frances A. Rothstein and Michael Blim, Eds. Anthropology and the Global Factory: Studies of the New Industrialization in the Late 20th Century. South Hadley, Mass.: Bergin and Garvey.
1988 "Global Views and Human Action in a Rural Community in Mexico." Urban Anthropology l7(4):363-378.
1986b “The New Proletarians: Third World Reality and First World Categories” Comparative Studies in Society and History 28:217-238.
1985 “Capitalist Industrialization and the Increasing Costs of Children." In June Nash and Helen Safa, Eds., Women and Change in Latin America. South Hadley, Mass.: Bergin and Garvey.
1983 "Women and Men in the Family Economy: An Analysis of the Relations between the.Sexes in Peasant Communities.” Anthropological Quarterly 56:10-23.
1979b “Two Different Worlds: Gender and Industrialization in a Rural Community," in M. B. Leons and F. Rothstein, Eds., New Directions in Political Economy: An Approach from Anthropology. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.
1979c “The Class Basis of Patron-Client Relations." Latin American Perspectives 6:25-35. Reprinted in Modern Mexico: State, Economy, & Social Conflict. Beverly Hills: Sage Publications (1986).
1971 “Family Planning and Conjugal Roles in New York City Poverty Areas." (with
Steven Polgar) Social Science and Medicine 4:135.-139.
Book Reviews and Non-Refereed Articles
2012 Review of The Broken Village: Coffee, Migration, and Globalization in Honduras (Daniel Reichmann). Anthropology of Work Review Fall, 2012.
2010a Review of Border Crossings: Transnational Americanist Anthropology (Fine-Dare and Rubenstein, Eds). Anthropos 106/1:244, 2011.
2010b Review of Clandestine Crossings: Migrants and Coyotes on the Texas-Mexico Border (David Spener). Anthropos 105/2, 2010.
2010c Review of Feeding Chilapa: The Birth, Life, and Death of a Mexican Region (Chris Kyle). Americas. 66(4):594-95.
2009 Review of The State, Removal and Indigenous Peoples in the United States and Mexico, 1620-2000 (Claudia Haake) Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 15(4):865-66.
2008 Review of Subsidizing Captitalism: Brickmakers on the US_Mexican Border (Tamar Wilson) Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 14:464.
2006. Review of Mexico in Transition (G. Otero, Ed.) Americas 6(4).
2002a “Constructing, Destroying, and Reconstructing Difference: The Mexican Nation nd Cultural Difference” (Review Essay) Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 27(53):161-168.
2002b Review of Siskind’s Rum and Axes: The Rise of a Connecticut Merchant Family, 1795-1850. Anthropology of Work Review 23(3-4):37-38.
1998a Review of Safa's The Myth of the Male Breadwinner: Women and Industrialization in the Caribbean. Identities.
1998b Review of Dubeck and Borman (Eds.) Women and Work: A Reader. American Anthropologist 100(3):823.
1996 “Book Review Essay" (Patriarchy on the Line by Susan Tiano, Gendered Transitions by P. Hondagneu-Sotelo, and Women of the Mexican Countryside, 1850-1990 edited by H. Fowler-Salamini and Mary Kay Vaughan) Gender and Society 10(1): 94-97.
1991 Review of Sheridan's Where the Dove Calls: ThePolitical Ecology of a Peasant Corporate Community in Northwestern Mexico, Anthropology of Work Review 12(3):27-28.
1990 "El Crecimiento del Nivel de Escolaridad en un Municipio en Proceso de Cambio." Memorias del 3a Symposio Internacional de Investigaciones Socio-Historicas Sobre Tlaxcala. Tlaxcala, Mexico: Universidad Autonoma de Tlaxcala-Universidad Iberoamericana.
1989 "La Industrializacion en Tlaxcala: 1940-1980.“Memorias del 2a Symposio Internacional de Investigaciones Socio-Historicas Sobre Tlaxcala. Tlaxcala, Mexico: Universidad Autonoma de Tlaxcala-Universidad Iberoamericana.
1986 "La Crisis y los Obreros en un Municipio de Tlaxcala: San Cosme Mazatecochco." Memorias del 1er Symposio Internacional de Investigaciones Socio-Historicas Sobre Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala, Mexico: Universidad Autonoma de Tlaxcala-Universidad Iberoamericana
1975 "Differential Integration: A Comparison of the Economic,Political, and Social Relations of Peasants and Factory Workers." Ethnology 14:395-405.
Sessions, Papers and Unpublished Reports, Presentations (since 2000)
2015 ““Home” for Return Migrants: How Gender Influences Return in Rural Mexico.” Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. November 18, 2015. 2014a “Globalización, El Aumento de la Participación Laboral de las Mujeres, y las Nuevas Inmigrantes de México a los Estados Unidos.” Presentation at the III Encuentro de Antropología Social: Senderos: Antropológicos,” Tlaxcala, Mexico. October 27, 2014. 2014b “Kinship Networks and Caring among Mexicans at Home and in the United States.” Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association.” December 3, 2014. 2013a “Global Modernities: Coherence and Contradiction in Rural Mexico.” Featured Speaker at the 2013 Conference on Global Modernities. California State University, Los Angeles. 2013b “When Migrants Return: Why and How They Reintegrate.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Applied Anthropology. March 22, 2014. 2013c Discussant, “ Transnational Migrations within and from Latin America, Part I” Annual meeting of the Society for the Applied Anthropology. March 22, 2014.
2012a “Not Just Migrants: Men and Women on the Move in Rural Mexico.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Ethnological Society. April, 2012
2012b Labor on the Move
“Anthropologies of Unemployment: Disciplinary Borders and Crossings in the Study of Unemployment.” Annual meeting of the American Ethnological Society, April, 2012.
2012c "¿Por qué no soy antropóloga pos-moderna?: cuarenta años de trabajo de campo y teoría en San Cosme Mazatecochco, Tlaxcala" Invited presentation at Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, August, 2012.
2012d “Labor On the Move: Kinship, Social Networks, and Precarious Work among Mexican Migrants.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. November, 2012.
2012e “I Found Work! Forty Years of Research on Work in Rural Mexico.” Paper presented for the Conrad Arensberg Award the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. November, 2012.
2011 “June Nash and the Gendering of Political Economy.” Paper presented at an invited session at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Nov., 2011.
2010a “’Porque Las Raices No Se Olvidan’: Continuity and Change among Mexican Migrants in New Jersey.” Paper presented at an invited session of the American Anthropological Association, Nov. 18, 2010
2010b “Integrating World Anthropologies into the Course ‘Immigration: An Anthropological Perspective’.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Nov. 19, 2010
2010c “Not Just Migrants: People on the Move in a Rural Community in Mexico.” Paper to be presented at the COMEXUS Mid-Term Reunion, Mexico City, Feb. 25, 2010.
2009a “Gender and Work: Four Decades of Change and Continuity in Rural Mexico.” Conferencia Magistral (Plenary speaker). 53rd International Congress of Americanists, Mexico City, July 21, 2009.
2009b “Género y trabajo: 40 anos en Mazatecochco, Tlaxcala”, Conferencia Magistral (Plenary Session). First Cycle of Anthropology Conferences: Tlaxcala: An Anthropological Vision. Universidad Autonoma de Tlaxcala. Oct. 8, 2009
2009c “New Migrants in a New Age: Globalization, Networks, and Gender in Rural Mexico.” Gender and Region Project Workshop III: Mexico City (Sponsored by the Institute of Gender and Women’s Studies, American University in Cairo and Ford Foundation, Cairo). Universidad Iberoamericana.
2009d “Globalización y El Aumento de Inmigrantes Femininas Mexicanas
en los Estados Unidos.” Paper presented at the VIII Reunión de Antropología del Mercosur, Oct. 2, 2009.
2008a “La Commisíon on Antropologías Mundiales.” Paper presented at the II Congreso Latinoamericano de Antropología. July 31, 2008. San Jose, Costa Rica.
2008b “Integrating World Anthropologies into the Curriculum.” Paper to be presented at a special event “Launching of Commission on World Anthropologies,” at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, November 21, 2008.
2007a “Nuevos Migrantes en una Nueva Era: Globalizacíon, Redes, y Génaro en el México Rural,” Paper presented at the Conference of Latin American Social Sciences (CLACSO) (Family Work Group), Mexico City, September 26-28.
2007b “The New Migrants: Gender, Social Networks and Globalization.” Paper presented at the joint conference of the Canadian Anthropological Society and the American Ethnological Society, May, 2007.
2005a “For Better and for Worse: Globalization in Rural Mexico.” Paper presented at CASCA/SANA Conference, Merida, Mexico, May 2005
2005b “Asi, los nombran” (That’s What They Call Us): Not being Indian in San Cosme.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D. C., Dec., 2005.
2002 “Challenging Consumption Theory: Production and Consumption in Central Mexico.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, November, 2002.
2001 “Class Matters, Class Doesn't Matter: Controlling Labor in Post-Fordist Mexico.” Invited presentation, Columbia University Seminar on Culture, Power, and Boundaries. April, 2001.
2000 "Flexibility for Whom? Small-Scale Manufacturing in Rural Mexico." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies, Puebla, Mexico, March 8-11, 2000.
Service: Montclair State University
Chair, January, 2010 – June 30, 2013.
Department Curriculum Committee, Spring, 2015 – present.
DPAC Fall, 2013 – present
Department Assessment Committee, Spring, 2013 – Spring, 2014.
Latin American and Latino Studies Committee, Fall, 2007 – 2012.
Executive Committee of the PhD Program in Environmental Management, Fall, 2011- Spring, 2013..
Member, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Research Committee, Spring, 2013.
Associate Provost Search Committee, Spring, 2010 – 2012.
Anthropology Department Seminars and Events Committee, Fall, 2007 – 2010
Service: Professional (Since 1995)
Advisory Board, Anthropology Section, New York Academy of Sciences. 2010-present.
International Advisory Board, Bulletin of Latin American Research, 2009-present.
Fulbright Awards, Discipline Peer Review Committee, 2011- 2012.
Commission on World Anthropologies (American Anthropological Association) (Co-chair) 2007-2010.
Fulbright Awards, Mexico-Andean Peer Review Committee, 2006- 2008.
Editorial Board, Critique of Anthropology, 1999 – present.
Editorial Board, Anthropology of Work Review 2004 – present.
American Ethnological Society, Secretary and Contributing Editor, Executive Board, 2006 – 2008.
Society for the Anthropology of Work, Executive Board 1993 – 2006. President, 1998-2000.
AES Contributing Editor, Anthropology News. 2007- 2010
American Anthropological Association Program Committee, 1992 Annual Meeting
Anthropological Association, Operations Committee, Member, 1999 - 2000.
Society for the Anthropology of North America, Program Chair, 1997- 1998, Co-Program Chair, 1997-1998.
Society for the Anthropology of Work (SAW), President, Executive Board 1993 – 2006. Editorial Board, Anthropology of Work Review 2004 – 2007.. President, 1998-2001; Book Reviews Editor, 1993-1998.
Dissertation committees served on: Brandeis University, CUNY Graduate Center, Catholic University, UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autonomona de Mexico), CIESAS (El Centro de Investigaciones y Esudios Superiores en Antropologia in Mexico City). Manuscripts reviewed (2014-2015) for the American Ethnologist, Journal of Caribbean and Latin American Studies.