Matthew Gutmann

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
Matthew Gutmann

Matthew Gutmann is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and directed the Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI). In population studies, he
focuses on gender and sexuality, reproductive health, and migration. Most of his ethnographic research has been conducted in Mexico, where he is a visiting professor at Colegio de México, and more recently in China, where he is a visiting professor at Nanjing University.

Gutmann's most recent book is Are Men Animals? (Basic Books 2019).  He has another book project in process: Citizens of the World: Global Affinities, and is co-editor of the Global Square book series with University of California Press. From 2009 to 2013, he was Vice President for International Affairs at Brown, leading the University’s efforts to build collaborations and exchanges with leading institutions around the world and major programs relevant to internationalization.
Gutmann has a Master’s in Public Health, and in 2008 he won the Eileen Basker Memorial Award for the best scholarly study on gender and health. He has also been a visiting professor in China, France, Mexico, Spain, and Thailand.  In addition to working in Latin America for the past 25 years, Gutmann’s undergraduate major was modern and classical Chinese.

Selected Publications

Global Latin America: Into the Twenty-first Century, ed. With Jeffrey Lesser. California. 2016. 

“New Labyrinths of Solitude: Lonesome Mexican Migrant Men and AIDS.” In The International Handbook on Gender and Poverty: Concepts, Research, Policy.  Pp. 321-26. Sylvia Chant, ed. Edward Elgar. 2010.

Fixing Men: Sex, Birth Control, and AIDS in Mexico. California. 2007.

“Dystopian Travels in Gringolandia: Engendering Ethnicity among Mexican Migrants to the United States.” Ethnicities 4(4):477-500. 2004.

Scholarly Interests

Cultural anthropology, Gender and sexuality, Health, Migration, Reproductive health

Affiliated Departments

Department of Anthropology