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Specialty area(s)

anthropology of food, medical anthropology, community development, the social construction and politics of gender/ethnic/racial/national identities, migration, Latin American and the Caribbean Studies, public health

Current courses at UWL

 FYS 100 Doctors, Shamans, and Bonsetters: Patients and Healers around the World

ANT 202 Contemporary Global Issues (General Education category 04)
ANT 366 Anthropology of Food
ANT 354 Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
ANT 370 Medical Anthropology

Education

Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh (2007), Anthropology

M.P.H. University of Pittsburgh (2007), Behavioral and Community Health Sciences

M.A. University of Wyoming (2000), Anthropology

B.A. Clark University (Worcester, MA) (1994), Psychology, with concentrations in Spanish and Education

Professional history

I am the IRB Coordinator at UWL. Contact me if you have any questions about conducting research with human subjects.

Research and publishing

Book

 2021  ‘Not Even A Grain of Rice:’ Buying Food on Credit in the Dominican Republic. Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield).

Peer Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

Schwartz, Ashley (UWL student author) and Christine Hippert  

2019      Examining "Gap-Filling" in the Curriculum of the Pirwa After-School Program in Huancarani, Bolivia. Practicing Anthropology 41(2): 34-39.

 

Hippert, Christine

2019    “Put It On My Tab:” Dominican-Haitian Relations and Buying Food on Credit in                  Neighborhood Corner Stores.  In Foodscapes: Food, Space, and Place in a Global Society.  Carlnita P. Green, ed.  Pp. 139-166. Peter Lang Publishers.

2017    The Moral Economy of Corner Stores and Haitian-Dominican Interpersonal Relations in the Dominican Republic.  Food and Foodways: Explorations in History and Culture of Human Nourishment 24(3): 1-22.

2017    Farm to School Movement.  In Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics (2nd Edition).  Paul B. Thompson and David M. Kaplan, eds.  Pp. 1-6. Spring Publishers.

2017    Friction, Anti-Haitianism, and Everyday Dominican-Haitian Interpersonal Relations in the Dominican Republic.  Wadabagei: A Journal of the Caribbean and its Global Diaspora 17(2): 9-39.

 2017    Agriculture and Colonialism. In Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics (2nd Edition).  Paul B. Thompson and David M. Kaplan, eds.  Pp. 1-7. Spring Publishers.

 

Hippert, Christine, Emma Bremer, Angela Rooker, Mitchell Running, Hana Tanberg, & Rileigh Van Driessche (UWL student co-authors)

2014    From Local Fields to School Lunch Lines: Multiple Stakeholders' Perspectives in a Farm 2 School Program.  Practicing Anthropology 36(1): 11-16.

 

Hippert, Christine

2014    Day of the Dead.  In A-Z of Death and Dying: Social, Cultural and Medical Aspects.  Michael Brennan, ed.  Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

2013    Food Insecurity, Andean Indigeneity, and Development Aid: Constructing Local and Global Development Identities in Huancarani, Bolivia.  Bolivian Research Review 10(1): 151-190.

2011    The Politics and Practices of Constructing Development Identities in Rural Bolivia.  Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 16(1): 90-113.

2011    Women's Spaces, Gender Mainstreaming, and Development Priorities: Popular                Participation as a Gendered Process in Rural Bolivia.  Women’s Studies International Forum 34: 498-508.

2008    Nongovernmental Organizations: Latin America.  Encyclopedia of the Modern World: 1750 – Present.  Peter Stearns, ed.  New York: Oxford University Press.

2002    Multinational Corporations, the Politics of the World Economy, and their Effects on Women’s Health in the Developing World: A Review.  Health Care for Women International 23(8): 861-869.

Kudos

presented

Christine Hippert, Archaeology & Anthropology, presented "Not Even A Grain of Rice: Buying Food on Credit in the Dominican Republic" at The Center for Latin American, Caribbean Studies Lunch Lecture Series on Tuesday, March 16 online. This was an invited presentation detailing this newly published book about what we can learn about race, racism, gender, and inequality by examining food shopping practices in the Dominican Republic.

Submitted on: Mar. 16

 

presented

Christine Hippert, Archaeology & Anthropology, presented "Issues in teaching online during COVID: Small group discussion boards and open-book/open-notes exams" at North Central Council of Latin Americanists Annual Teaching and Learning Workshop on Feb. 27 online. This presentation discussed how to schedule discussion boards to accommodate students' schedules and foster listening to others, and how to structure open-book/open-notes exams that show student learning.

Submitted on: Mar. 8

 

published

Christine Hippert, Archaeology & Anthropology, authored the book "Not Even A Grain of Rice: Buying Food on Credit in the Dominican Republic" published on Tuesday, Nov. 10 by Lexington Press. Christine Hippert examines buying food on credit in corner stores in Cabarete, an international tourism destination in the Dominican Republic and a hub for migrant laborers. This book highlights people’s experiences with food, debt, and survival to reveal emerging social changes related to race, gender, class, and citizenship. A 30 percent discount off the book price with the code: LEX30AUTH21, if purchased before Dec. 21.

Submitted on: Nov. 10, 2020

 

presented

Christine Hippert, Archaeology & Anthropology, presented "The Moral Economy of Corner Stores in the Dominican Republic (La Economia Moral de los Colmados de la Republica Dominicana)" at the annual conference of the Caribbean Studies Association on June 14, 2019 in Santa Marta, Colombia.

Submitted on: June 14, 2019

 

presented

Christine Hippert, Archaeology & Anthropology, presented "Who’s Gente Responsable? Food Shopping, Haitian-Dominican Socio-Economic Practices, and Assigning Moral Worth in the Dominican Republic" at the annual meetings of the Latin American Studies Association, entitled, "Nuestra América: Justice and Inclusion" on May 25, 2019 in Boston, MA.

Submitted on: May 28, 2019

 

published

Christine Hippert, Archaeology & Anthropology, authored the chapter ""Put It On My Tab:" Dominican-Haitian Relations and Buying Food on Credit in Neighborhood Corner Stores" in "Foodscapes: Food, Space, and Place in a Global Society" published on April 7, 2019 by Carlnita P. Greene, editor, Peter Lang Press.

Submitted on: April 8, 2019

 

published

Christine Hippert, Archaeology & Anthropology, and Ashley Schwartz, Cultural Anthropology, co-authored the article "Examining Gap-Filling in the Curriculum of the Pirwa After-School Program for Children in Huancarani, Bolivia" in Practicing Anthropology published on Mar. 1, 2019 by the Society for Applied Anthropology .

Submitted on: Mar. 7, 2019

 

presented

Christine Hippert, Archaeology & Anthropology, presented "The Social Construction of Race and Racism in Hispaniola: The Influence of the Past on the Present" at the Summer Teacher Institute at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on July 11, 2018 in Milwaukee, WI. The Summer Teacher Institute is an annual continuing education experience for K-16 teachers and faculty. This year, faculty from not only the state, but also from throughout the US and the world were in attendance. This institute explores the racial and ethnic diversity of the region from colonial origins of racial and ethnic identities and categories to how practices evolved with the creation of new nation states and the abolition of African slavery in the late 19th century. The annual workshop is a collaboration between the Florida International University Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC), UW-Whitewater, UW-Madison Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS) and the UW-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS).

Submitted on: July 17, 2018

 

published

Christine Hippert, Archaeology & Anthropology, authored the chapter "Agriculture and Colonialism" in "The Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics" published on July 11, 2018 by Springer Press.

Submitted on: July 12, 2018

 

published

Christine Hippert, Archaeology & Anthropology, authored the chapter "Farm to School" in "The Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics" published on July 11, 2018 by Springer Press.

Submitted on: July 12, 2018