Faculty: Alyshia Gálvez
E-mail Address: email@example.com
Phone Number: 347-577-4077
Office: Carman Hall, 288 and 241
Rank: Associate Professor
Degrees and Sources of Degrees: B.A., Columbia Univ.; M.A., Ph.D., New York Univ.
Public health, religion, migration, performance, citizenship, reproduction, medical anthropology, Latin America, and Latinos in the United States
Director of the Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at CUNY
Mexican migration to New York City, focusing especially on:
1. religiosity and the role of religious organizations in channeling migrant organization and activism
2. pregnancy and childbirth among immigrants and the ways in which they are received by the public health system
3. changes in food habits and food systems in Mexico and the US and their relation to trade and migration
Awards and Honors:
- 2014 Honoree, Asociación Tepeyac Gala
- 2013 "Women of Distinction Award", Bronx Free Press.
- 2009 Faculty Recognition Award in Research and Scholarship in the Division of Arts and Humanities, Lehman College, May 13, 2009.
- Summa Cum Laude, Columbia University
- Phi Beta Kappa, Columbia University
2014 “Migration”, in Keywords for American Cultural Studies, Glenn Hendler and Bruce Burgett, eds., New York: New York University Press.
2014 “Immigrant Citizenship: Neoliberalism, Immobility and the Vernacular Meanings of Citizenship,” in Transnational Citizenship Across the Americas, Ulla Berg and Robyn Rodriguez, eds, Routledge, This book was originally published as a special issue of Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, entitled “Transnational and Diasporic Citizenship Across the Americas,” Dec. 2013.
- 2014 “The Original Dreamers,” in Vital Topics Forum on Latinos and the Immigration Debate, American Anthropologist, Vol. 116, No. 1: 1-14.
- 2013 " Strivers into Patients: How Public Prenatal Care may disempower future citizens,” NACLA Report on the Americas, Winter 2013."
- 2013 “Immigrant Citizenship: Neoliberalism, Immobility and the Vernacular Meanings of Citizenship,” for a special issue of the journal Identities, edited by Ulla Berg and Robyn Rodríguez, entitled “Transnational and Diasporic Citizenship Across the Americas,” Dec. 2013.
- 2013 “La ciudadanía y los inmigrantes: un desafío a la democracia,” in Política en movimiento: Estado, ciudadanía, exilio y migración en Américacoordinado, Cristina Amescua, José Carlos Luque y Javier Urbano, Eds., Editorial Díaz de Santos, Mexico D.F., Mexico.
- 2012 Nueva York Guadalupana, Puebla: Editorial de la Universidad Iberoamericana de Puebla.
- 2012 Gálvez, A. (2012). Failing to see the danger: Conceptions of pregnancy and care practices among Mexican immigrant women in New York City. In L. Fordyce & A. Maraesa (Eds.), Responsible reproduction? Social and biomedical constructions and reproductive risk. Vanderbilt University Press.
- 2012 Gálvez, A. (2012). Guadalupe en Nueva York. Pueble, Mexico: Editorial Iberomericana.
- 2011 Patient Mothers, Patient Citizens: Mexican Women, Public Prenatal Care, and the Birth-weight Paradox, book based on medical anthropology research over two years at various sites in New York City. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, Critical Issues in Health and Medicine Series. Winner of 2012 ALLA (Association of Latino and Latin American Anthropologists) Book Award.
- 2010 “Resolviendo: How September 11th tested and transformed a New York City Mexican immigrant organization” in Politics and Partnerships: The Role of Voluntary Associations in America’s Political Past and Present, Elisabeth Clemens and Doug Guthrie, Editors, Chicago: University of Chicago.pdf.
- 2009 Guadalupe in New York: Devotion and the Struggle for Citizenship Rights among Mexican Immigrants. New York and London: New York University Press, December 2009.
- 2008 "Virgenes Viajeras/Traveling Virgins," co-edited with José Carlos Luque Brazan (UNAM México DF), Issue 5.1 e-misférica, the peer-reviewed online journal of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York University.
- 2007 Performing Religion in the Americas: Media, Politics, and Devotional Practices of the 21st Century, Gálvez, ed., and author of two pieces: "Introduction" and "'She Made Us Human': The Relationship between the Virgin of Guadalupe, Popular Religiosity and Activism among Members of Mexican Devotional Organizations in New York City", April 2007, Berg/Seagull (London).
- 2007 "'I too was an Immigrant': An Analysis of Differing Modes of Mobilization in Two Bronx Mexican Migrant Organizations", International Migration, 2007, Volume 45 (1). pdf.
- 2006 "La Virgen Meets Eliot Spitzer: Articulating Labor Rights for Mexican Immigrants," in "The Border Next Door: New York Migraciones", Margaret Gray and Carlos Decena, Eds., Social Text, Fall 2006 Volume 24 (88). pdf.
- 2006 "Rising Body Counts on the Border: Reflections on the Construction of Social Distance" e-misférica 3.2, edited by Ulla Berg and Roberto Gutiérrez Varea, electronic, peer-reviewed journal published by Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York University, 3.2, Fall 2006.
- 2005 "'Yo también fui un inmigrante.' Transformación de la identidad y las afinidades a través del tiempo en una organización religiosa de inmigrantes mexicanos en el Sur del Bronx," Revista Enfoques, Universidad Central, Santiago, Chile 1 (3). pdf.
2015 Invited speaker, “Eating NAFTA: Trade and Food Policies and the Destruction of Mexico,” Walker Symposium, Colby College, Maine, October 17, 2015.
2015 Invited speaker, “¿Sumar o restar? Hacia un modelo de salud reproductiva constructiva,” Foro NACER Y CRECER LIBREMENTE en el Campus Comunitario de CASA, San Miguel Allende, Mexico, September 3-5, 2015.
2015 Invited speaker, “Eating NAFTA: A Critique of Mexico’s Public Health Response to Diet-Related Illness,” Dept. of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, April 1, 2015.
2014 Invited speaker, “Capitalismo vampiro: Generando ganancias en una era de pos-migración y pos-mano de obra,” VI Seminario Internacional: Reforma del Estado y Ciudadanía en América Latina: Democracia, agencia y estado en América: una mirada desde las Ciencias Sociales, Panel Magistral, Universidad Autónoma De La Ciudad De Mexico, Dec. 10-12, 2014
2014 Invited speaker, "Vampire Capitalism: New guises of colonialism in a post-labor and post-migration age," Lecture for the New York Academy of Sciences at the Wenner Gren Foundation, November 17, 2014.
2014 “Proyectos pro-migrantes en Nueva York,” Virginia Alvarado, Diario de Mexico, June 19, 2014, http://www.diariodemexicousa.com/destaca-mexicana-en-proyectos-pro-migrantes/
2014 “Condiciones economicas de mexicanos han mejorado en la última década,” LaInformación.mx, May 9, 2014, http://noticias.mexico.lainformacion.com/educacion/universidad/condiciones-economicas-de-mexicanos-han-mejorado-en-la-ultima-decada_socn6lQ4JuESALYfzfEcE4/
2013 “NYC Gets 1st Mexican-American Council Member,” Deepti Hajela, Associated Press, Nov. 14, 2013, http://bigstory.ap.org/article/nyc-gets-1st-mexican-american-council-member
2013 “Profesionales de la Salud Celebran Cumbre Annual ‘Tu Corazón Latino,’”, NY 1 Noticia, Nov. 7, 2013. http://www.ny1noticias.com/content/noticias/197475/profesionales-de-la-salud-celebran-cumbre-anual--tu-corazón-latino-/
2013 “CUNY-IME Becas,” Nueva York, August 1 2013, http://www.cuny.tv/show/nuevayork/PR2002051
- 2013 Appearance on Univisión program about Education. Part 1 and Part 2.
- 2013 Invited Lecturer at Columbia University Institute of Religion and Culture in Public Life.
- 2012 Media coverage of ¡Salud! Conference and launch of CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies:
- 2011 Appearance in Emmy-nominated CUNY TV program, Nueva York, on the DREAM Act.
- 2011 “Open,” BronxNet Television, profile of new book, November 30, 2011.Video of program.
- Quoted in the New York Times: “Mexicans Fill Pews, Even as Church Is Slow to Adapt” by Kirk Semple, New York Times, March 25, 2011.
- Television appearance: “Open,” BronxNet Television, profile of event: Film Screening Contigo Al Norte, Guadalupe, March 25, 2011.
- Television appearance: “Diálogo Abierto,” BronxNet Television, profile of Event: Conference on Mexican Catholics in New York City, March 23, 2011.
- Quoted in the New York Times: “Figures of an Infant Jesus, Dressed for a Feast Day,” Juan González, New York Times, January 31, 2011,
- Radio appearance: Wisconsin Public Radio program, Here on Earth, Hosted by Jean Feraca, April 26, 2010. Check out a Podcast of the broadcast and a Blog about appearance.
- Television appearance: Nueva York, CUNY-TV, Originally broadcast April 8, 2010.
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