Vice President for International Affairs
Professor of Anthropology
Matthew Gutmann is Vice President for International Affairs and Professor of Anthropology at Brown University. As Vice President at Brown, he has led the University’s efforts to build collaborations and exchanges with leading institutions around the world, recruit top faculty and students from across the globe, and oversee major programs relevant to internationalization. As a scholar, he has an international reputation in the fields of democracy and social change; poverty, inequality, and development; health; and gender. He has published books and articles in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Turkish, including The Meanings of Macho: Being a Man in Mexico City; The Romance of Democracy: Compliant Defiance in Mexico City; Changing Men and Masculinities in Latin America; Fixing Men: Sex, Birth Control and AIDS in Mexico; and Breaking Ranks: Iraq Veterans Speak out against the War (with Catherine Lutz). Most of his ethnographic research has been conducted in Mexico, though he has also conducted collaborative research on United Nations Peacekeepers in Haiti and Lebanon. 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 France, Mexico, and Spain. In addition to working in Latin America for the last two decades, Gutmann’s undergraduate major was modern and classical Chinese.