Faculty - Alyshia Gálvez
E-mail Address: email@example.com
Phone Number: 718-960-5115
Office: Carman Hall, Room 288
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
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Mexican migration to New York City, focusing especially on:
- religiosity and the role of religious organizations in channeling migrant organization and activism
- pregnancy and childbirth among immigrants and the ways in which they are received by the public health system
- 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 .
- 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) .
- 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).
- 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.