Dr. Guerrón Montero has been particularly concerned with how the variables gender, race, and class intersect in Latin American and Caribbean nation-states, and how the development of tourism as a major industry (sometimes the largest) industry in this region influences state policy and grassroots initiatives.
Specifically, her research has focused on how Afro-Latin American and Afro-Caribbean populations represent their identities within the context of their history, the generally oppressive or neglecting nation-states to which they belong, and their contributions to nation and region formation in these locations. Dr. Guerrón Montero has conducted ethnographic research in Panama, and short-term ethnographic research in Ecuador, Grenada, and Chile.
Recent Publications (2005-2007)
2006 Racial Democracy and Nationalism in Panama. Ethnology 45(3): 209-228.
2006 ‘Can’t Beat me Own Drum in me Own Native Land:’ Calypso Music and Tourism in the Panamanian Atlantic Coast. Anthropological Quarterly 79 (4):633-663.
2006 Tourism and Afro-Antillean Identity in Panama. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change 4(2):65-84.
2005 Marine Protected Areas in Panama: Grassroots Activism and Advocacy. Human Organization 64(4): 360-372.
2005 Geraldine Moreno-Black and Carla Guerrón-Montero. Speaking of Hunger and Coping with Food Insecurity: Experiences in the Afro-Ecuadorian Highlands. Ecology of Food and Nutrition 44(54): 391-420.
2005 Voces Subalternas: Presencia Afro-Antillana en Panamá (Subaltern Voices: Afro-Antillean Presence in Panama). Cuadernos Americanos 111: 33-59.
2007 Book Review of “Tarzan was an Eco-Tourist, and Other Tales in the Anthropology of Adventure,” American Anthropologist 109(4): (in press).
2006 Book Review of “Applied Anthropology: Domains of Application,” American Anthropologist 108(4): 903-904.
2006 Entry for “Panama.” Encyclopedia of Anthropology, pp. 1821-1824. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
2006 Entry for “Travel.” Encyclopedia of Anthropology, pp. 2221-2224. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.