Documents

Degrees

  • Ph.D., American University
  • B.S.F.S. (Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service), Georgetown University

Biography

Dr. Greene directs the International Development Minor and Emphasis/Concentration within the Cook School of Intercultural Studies (CSICS). She is a socio-cultural and applied anthropologist who has conducted on-going field research among women, including female entrepreneurs, in the black townships of Cape Town, South Africa since 1997, including doctoral research as a Fulbright Scholar 1999-2000. Her research interests include economic anthropology, gender and development issues, micro-finance and entrepreneurship, black economic empowerment in South Africa, and community development. Prior to joining the CSICS faculty at Biola University in August 2004, she worked on the University of Connecticut-African National Congress (UConn-ANC) Archives Project in Storrs, Connecticut, as the Archives Project Researcher. She also has worked for the Academy for Educational Development (AED) in Washington, D.C., working on a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) contract and as a member of the Economic Growth Team. Dr. Greene enjoys teaching students and engaging in research and writing. She has a passion for development issues and for encouraging students to be salt and light in the world.

Affiliations

  • Society for Economic Anthropology
  • Society for Cultural Anthropology
  • American Anthropological Association
  • African Studies Association
  • Fulbright Association
  • Evangelical Missiological Society

Publications

Articles

  • “On the Trail of African National Congress History in North America.” Connecticut Libraries: A Publication of the Connecticut Library Association. January 2004:9
  • “Karuwanci and Independent Women: The Reconstruction of Female Gender in Muslim Hausa Society.”Crosscurrents 8 (Autumn): 77-81. 1996.

Book Chapters

  • Greene, Katrina. 2012. Women, Entrepreneurship, and Empowerment: Black-owned Township Tourism in Cape Town, South Africa. Global Tourism: Cultural Heritage and Economic Encounters, Sarah Lyon and Christian Wells, eds. AltaMira Press. Lanham, MD.
  • Greene, Katrina. 2010. Is It Possible to Overcome the “Tragedy of Ubuntu?” The Journey of a Black Women’s Economic Empowerment Group in South Africa. In Cooperation in Economic and Social Life, Robert C. Marshall, ed. AltaMira Press, Lanham, MD.

Papers and Presentations

  • “Women, Entrepreneurship, and Empowerment: Black-owned Township Tourism in Cape Town, South Africa.” Paper Presented at the Society for Economic Anthropology 2010 Annual Conference, Tampa, Florida. April 10, 2010.
  • “Is It Possible to Overcome the "Tragedy of Ubuntu?" The Journey of a Black Women's Economic Empowerment Group in South Africa.” Paper Presented at the Society for Economic Anthropology 2008 Annual Confrence, Cincinnati, Ohio. April 4, 2008.
  • “Social Obligation Versus Economic Aggrandizement: Ubuntu and Black Women's Economic Empowerment Groups.” Paper Presented at the 2007 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. December 2, 2007.
  • “Indigenous Knowledge and Housing Finance in South Africa.” Paper Presented at the New York African Studies Association 28th Annual Conference, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT. April 17, 2004.
  • “Flexibility and Black Women's Long-term Investment Groups: Adaptation of the Cultural Form of Saving as a Group in Post-Apartheid South Africa.” Paper presented at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, November 24, 2002.
  • “Karuwanci and Independent Women: The Reconstruction of Female Gender.” Paper presented at the Contemplating Sex: Inferences, Strategies, and Meanings 2nd Annual Research Conference, Rutgers University, March 23, 1996

Research Interests

  • Developmental and applied anthropology
  • Black economic empowerment in South Africa
  • Economic anthropology
  • Gender and community development issues
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