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Marianne Schmink, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology 
Grinter Hall, Room 301


  • Ph.D., University of Texas
  • B.A., University of Michigan

Research Interests

Tropical conservation and development, gender and development

Personal Statement

She has authored (with Charles H. Wood) Contested Frontiers in Amazonia (Columbia University Press, 1992),in addition to four edited books, and dozens of articles, book chapters, and reports. Since 1990, Dr. Schmink has directed a collaborative research program in Acre, Brazil, focused on community-based resource management. She has worked on issues related to gender and development for over twenty years. Dr. Schmink has had major grants from the Mellon Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, and Moore Foundation to support collaborative research and training programs at UF.