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About Isabel Scarborough

I'm Associate Professor and Program Director of Anthropology at Parkland College, and Research Affiliate at the Anthropology Department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am very interested in teaching and community outreach with anthropology. My research work focuses on two generations of indigenous market women in Cochabamba, Bolivia. I explore local ways these women  imagine, embody and practice the market and how they negotiate their insertion into the global economy. A new project explores issues of social and ethnic mobility for female entrepreneurs in the Andes.

Positions

2015 Present Associate Professor and Program Director of Anthropology and Sociology, Parkland College Social Sciences and Human Services
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20122015 Assistant Professor of Anthropology; Program Director, Anthropology (2013-present), Parkland College Social Sciences and Human Services
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20072010 Teaching Assistant (2007, 2009-2010); Instructor (2009), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ‐ Department of Anthropology
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20002003 Adjunct Instructor, Universidad de Aquino Bolivia ‐ Department of Social Sciences, Social Science Research Institute
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Honors and Awards

  • Tinker Field Research Award for Graduate Student Research in Latin America and Iberia. Awarded by the Tinker Foundation, through the Center of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Summer 2005.
  • Due and Ferber International Research Award. Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program, UIUC. Academic Year 2006–2007.
  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award. Fellowship awarded by the United Stated Department of Education. Academic Year 2007–2008.
  • Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant. Awarded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. 2008.
  • Wenner-Gren Enganged Anthropology Grant. Awarded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. 2013
  • Illinois Consortium for International Studies Program, Short-term Faculty Exchange Program Awardee. Joensuu, Finland Exchange. Summer 2016.

Courses

  • Anthropology 200: Introduction to Archaeology and Heritage Studies
  • Anthropology 101: Introduction to Anthropology
  • Anthropology 103: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Anthropology 289: Topics in Anthropology
  • LAS 189: Introduction to Liberal Arts and Sciences

Education

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May 2011 PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ‐ Department of Anthropology
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1993 BA, Bryn Mawr College ‐ Anthropology
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Contact Information

Department of Social Sciences
2400 W. Bradley Avenue, Room D-179
Champaign, IL 61821



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