Carmen Diana Deere

Distinguished Professor, Latin American Studies, Development Economics

Dr. Carmen Diana Deere was Director of the UF Center for Latin American Studies from 2004 to 2009. She is a Past President of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) and of the New England Council of Latin American Studies (NECLAS). She is an Associate Editor of Feminist Economics and serves on numerous editorial boards. Her research on gender inequality in asset ownership has been funded in recent years by UN Women, The Vanguard Foundation, The UN Foundation, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, and UN-WIDER. During 2009-10 and 2014 she was a visiting scholar/professor at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) Quito, Ecuador.


PI & Co-PI
  • Deere is a co-PI of the Gender Asset Gap Project, a comparative study of Ecuador, Ghana and Karnataka, India.  In 2010 she carried out a representative national-level household assets survey in Ecuador, in collaboration with FLACSO-Ecuador.  Her comparative research has focused on the factors that explain gender inequality in asset ownership and wealth as well as the household and individual outcomes associated with women's asset ownership.
  • Deere is also PI of a study on Cuban agriculture, finance and trade, a collaborative endeavor between  faculty at UF and the University of Havana, financed by the Latin American Agribusiness Development Corporation (LAAD).  She is currently studying Cuban fruit and vegetable exports to the US in the 1898-1959 period and the extent to which US policy favored Cuba's agricultural diversification.

Dr. Carmen Diana Deere, Distinguished Professor, Latin American Studies, Development Economics