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Martha K. Huggins

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Martha K. Huggins is Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations in Sociology at Tulane University, is a core faculty member of Tulanes Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies. A scholar of Brazil for thirty-five years, Huggins has taught at three Brazilian universities and two in Europe, and has published seven books (two of these also published in Brazil) and numerous academic articles on South Americas largest country. Huggins professional career has focused on State crimes for over three decades, beginning with From Slavery to Vagrancy in Brazil: Crime and Social Control in the Third World (Rutgers, 1984), followed by Vigilantism and the State in Modern Latin America(Praeger, 1991). Among Huggins books, two have each received two distinguished book prizes–Political Policing: The United States in Latin America (Duke, 1998) and Violence Workers: Torturers and Murderers Reconstruct Brazilian Atrocities (with Haritos-Fatouros and Zimbardo, California, 2002).

Her most recent book is Women Fielding Danger: Negotiating Ethnographic Identities in Field Research (Rowan and Littlefield, 2008). Huggins is now researching and writing about New Orleans police first responders during the Katrina disaster in New Orleans.

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