Carla Guerrón Montero is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Delaware. She holds joint appointments with the Latin American Studies program and the Departments of Black American Studies and Women’s Studies. Originally from Quito, Ecuador (where she studied for her undergraduate degree), she is a cultural and applied anthropologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon (2002). Her interests include the African diaspora, gender, race and development, cultural and biocultural approaches to food, and cultural heritage and production/tourism. She has conducted long-term ethnographic research in Panama, Ecuador, Grenada, and more recently Brazil. She has published more than 20 journal articles and book chapters, and has edited a book on applied anthropology. She has led five study-abroad programs, to two World Social Forums (Brazil and India), and to learn about Afro-Brazilian cultures and social justice practices in Brazil. In addition to traveling and lecturing in the Americas, she has studied in Spain and The Netherlands. Dr. Guerrón Montero has been selected Honorary Member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the National Honor Society of Jesuit Universities for excellence in teaching and service to students at Regis University (her previous institution), and has been nominated for three teaching awards at UD.