Nila Ginger Hofman is professor of anthropology and the director of the community service studies minor. Professor Hofman studies urban populations, focusing specifically on labor and gender.
She is the author of a number of articles that record the lives of urban populations, including undocumented immigrants and injection drug users in Chicago, intellectual elites in Mérida, Mexico and Roma women in Zagreb, Croatia. She has also written about feminist research ethics and methodologies, and has conducted research on women’s working lives in Croatia, Mexico as well as in the United States. Her latest book is Women and Capitalism in the Croatian Hinterland: the Practice of Labor and Consumption (2015).
Professor Hofman teaches courses on anthropological research methods, analysis and theory, gender, labor as well as courses that engage DePaul students with the community.