Leslie Salzinger

Gender and Women's Studies

picture-1195-1472443838Leslie Salzinger is an ethnographer whose research and writing focus on gender, feminist theory, capitalism, and neoliberalism – much of it located in Latin America. Her primary theoretical interests lie in the cultural constitution of economic processes, and in the creation of subjectivities within political economies. The most synthetic version of this thinking can be found her recent essay “Re-Marking Men: Masculinity as a Terrain of the Neoliberal Economy” (http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/685553). Her award-winning first book, Genders in Production: Making Workers in Mexico’s Global Factories (http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520235397), analyzed the gendered dimensions of transnational production. Her current work in progress, Model Markets: Peso Dollar Exchange as a Site of Neoliberal Incorporation, analyzes peso/dollar exchange markets as crucial gendered and raced sites for Mexico’s shift from “developing nation” to “emerging market.”