Marie Sarita Gaytan

Visiting Assistant Professor

Phone (207) 725-3950
Title Visiting Assistant Professor
Department Sociology And Anthropology
Work Location 402 Adams Hall
Marie Sarita Gaytan

Spring 2010

  • Gender and Sexuality in Latin America (ANTH 254)
  • Introduction to Sociology (SOC 101)


Ph.D. in Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2008
M.A. in Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2005
B.A. in Political Science and Sociology, University of California, Irvine, 1997

Sarita came to Bowdoin from Lewis and Clark College where she was an Andrew S. Mellon postdoctoral teaching fellow in Latin American Studies.

Research Areas:

Race and Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality, Latin America, Chicano and Latino Studies, Popular Culture, Consumption.

Recent Publications:

Gaytán, Marie, S. “Drinking the Nation and Making Masculinity: Tequila, the Revolution, and Mexican Identity” in Herman Gray and Macarena Gómez-Barris’ (eds.), Traces in the Social World. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 2010.

Gaytán, Marie, S. “From Sombreros to Sincronizadas: Authenticity, Ethnicity and the Mexican Restaurant Industry.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, v.37, n.3: 314-341. 2008.

Gaytán, Marie, S. “El tequila, Pancho Villa, y la producción de la identidad nacional mexicana” in Ana Valenzuela-Zapata and Peter Gerritsen (eds.) Tequila: ambiente, cultura, y sociedad. Guadalajara: Universidad de Guadalajara: 112- 130. 2007.

Gaytán, Marie, S. “Tequila Shots.” Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, v.7, n.3, summer: 62-67. 2007.

Gaytán, Marie, S. “Globalizing Resistance: Slow Food and New Local Imaginaries.” Food, Culture, and Society, v.7, n.1, fall: 97-116. 2004.

Gaytán, Marie, S. “The Backstage(s) of Mentorship,” in The Journal of Latinos and Education, v.3, n.3, July: 199-203. 2004.