Faculty - Alyshia Gálvez
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Phone Number: 718-960-5115
Office: Carman Hall, Room 288
Degrees and Sources of Degrees: B.A., Columbia Univ.; M.A., Ph.D., New York Univ.
- Public health, cultural and medical anthropology, migration, performance, citizenship, reproduction, religion, Latin America, and Latinxs in the United States
- Former founding director of the Mexican Studies Institute at CUNY
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Gálvez is a cultural and medical anthropologist with specializations in the areas of immigration and migration, citizenship and rights, Mexico and Mexican populations, Latin America, and Latin@s in the United States, trade, health, health disparities, reproduction, chronic disease, religion, and performance.
Awards and Honors
- 2021 - Lehman College Professors of Excellence Award
- 2017 - Book Completion Award. CUNY. “Eating NAFTA: Trade and Food Policies and the Destruction of Mexico,” Funding for the period of May 1, 2017 – April 30, 2018.
- 2009 Faculty Recognition Award in Research and Scholarship in the Division of Arts and Humanities, Lehman College, May 13, 2009.
- 2018 Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies and the Destruction of Mexico, Berkeley: University of California Press.
- 2012 Guadalupe en Nueva York. Puebla, Mexico: Editorial Iberomericana.
- 2011 Patient Citizens, Immigrant Mothers. 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.
- 2009 Guadalupe in New York: Devotion and the Struggle for Citizenship Rights among Mexican Immigrants. New York and London: New York University Press.
- 2018 ¡Salud! Myths and Realities of Mexican Migration, full length documentary film project produced with collaborator David Schwittek of Lehman College, footage to date in Puebla, Mexico and New York State.
Recent Peer-reviewed Articles:
- 2021 Gálvez, A. “Paqueteros and paqueteras: Humanizing a dehumanized food system,” Gastronomica. Issue 21.1, Spring 2021, https://doi.org/10.1525/gfc.2021.21.1.27
- 2020 Bravo, Lizbeth; Edith Carrasco; Kathryn Chuber; Daisy Flores; and Gálvez, A., “Teaching and learning with intimidating texts: How we came to love a difficult book” Teaching and Learning Anthropology journal, Vol 3 (1), July 2020. https://doi.org/10.5070/T33143605
- 2020 Gálvez, A. “Taking Susto Seriously: A Critique of Behavioral Approaches to Diabetes,” and “Chronic Disaster: Reimagining Noncommunicable Chronic Disease” with Megan Carney and Emily Yates-Doerr In Vital Topics Forum: Chronic Disaster: Reimagining NonCommunicable Chronic Disease, The Nutrire CoLab (Diana Burnett; Megan A. Carney; Lauren Carruth; Sarah Chard; Maggie Dickinson; Alyshia Gálvez; Hanna Garth; Jessica Hardin; Adele Hite; Heather Howard; Lenore Manderson; Emily Mendenhall; Abril Saldaña-Tejeda; Dana Simmons; Natali Valdez; Emily Vasquez; Megan Warin; Emily Yates-Doerr). American Anthropologist, Sept. 2020. DOI: 10.1111/aman.13443 and 10.1111/aman.13437.
- 2019 Gálvez, A. “Transnational mother blame: Protecting and caring in a globalized context,” Medical Anthropology, Published online 10/3/2019. DOI: 10.1080/01459740.2019.1653866.
- 2019 Gálvez, A. “Efficiency,” in “Rural Social Forms,” A special issue of the Journal for the Anthropology of North America, Edited by Alex Blanchette and Marcel LaFlamme, Published Nov. 20, 2019. 10.1002/nad.12096
- 2019 Gálvez, A. and Luque Brazan, J.C.. “Capitalismo de chupacabras en una era post-política y post-migratoria,” Huellas de la Migración, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 7, p. 109-138, jul. 2019. ISSN 2594-2832.
- 2018 “Critical understandings of children's rights: an inductive approach” for the edited volume, International Perspectives on Practice and Research into Children's Rights, BAICE (the British affiliate of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies). (PDF)
Other recent publications:
- 2021 Gálvez, A. “The Future Is Now: Alyshia Gálvez and Sean Sherman On Building Indigenous Futures,” Mold Magazine, April 8, 2021, https://thisismold.com/degrowth/degrowth-indigenous-food-labs-sean-sherman.
- 2020 Gálvez, A. “In Central Park, White Privilege Has Been Weaponized Before,” The New York Daily News, May 27, 2020, https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-racist-central-park-white-privilege-20200527-pgvvyowcbfcrnp2cjoivigwxdm-story.html.
- 2020 The Nutrire CoLab (Diana Burnett; Megan A. Carney; Lauren Carruth; Sarah Chard; Maggie Dickinson; Alyshia Gálvez; Hanna Garth; Jessica Hardin; Adele Hite; Heather Howard; Lenore Manderson; Emily Mendenhall; Abril Saldaña-Tejeda; Dana Simmons; Natali Valdez; Emily Vasquez; Megan Warin; Emily Yates-Doerr). “Anthropologists Respond to The Lancet EAT Commission” Bionatura, Published online 01/05/2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.21931/RB/2020.05.01.2.
- 2020 Gálvez, A. “Food for Healing: Food Sovereignty Movements in Mexican and Mexican-American Communities,” in Religion in Mexico and Mexican-American Communities, blog of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University, Jan. 3, 2020.
- 2019 Gálvez, A. “Human Centered Trade: Still Possible?” For A Better World, Sep. 2019, https://fairworldproject.org/human-centered-trade-still-possible/
- 2019 Gálvez, A. “Nuestra América: True Hemispheric Unification,” UC Press Blog, May 24, 2019, https://www.ucpress.edu/blog/44369/nuestra-america-true-hemispheric-unification/
- 2019 Gálvez, A. and Megan Carney. “The Illusion and Peril of Food “Choice,” Sapiens, May 3, 2019, https://www.sapiens.org/culture/food-choices-insecurity/
- 2019 Gálvez, A. “NAFTA 2.0 — More Deadly Than the Drug War, the Top Causes of Death in Mexico and Why the US Should be Concerned,” Penn Law Blog, March 14, 2019, https://www.law.upenn.edu/live/news/8911-nafta-20more-deadly-than-the-drug-war-the-top
- 2019 Carney, Megan and A. Gálvez, “The International Politics of Gut Health,” Scientific American blog, March 14, 2019, https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-international-politics-of-gut-health/
- 2019 Gálvez, A. “At a Beloved Mexican Restaurant, An Arrest Sparks Outrage,” Civil Eats, Jan 18, 2019, https://civileats.com/2019/01/18/at-a-beloved-mexican-restaurant-in-the-bronx-an-arrest-sparks-outrage/
- 2019 CUNY Interdisciplinary Research Grant (IRG) Program, entitled “Social networks and dietary patterns of food insecure immigrant Latino families”, Co-PIs Karen Flórez, CUNY School of Public Health, Gálvez and Stephanie Rupp, Lehman College. Funding for the period of September 1, 2019 – January 2021.
- 2019 Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia, Orjuela (PI) 7/1/19-6/30/21 Immigrant Adherence to Traditional Mexican Diet and Food Preparation in CRyS study. Goal: to use an interdisciplinary working group to classify adherence to traditional Mexican diet and food preparation in a population of first generation Mexican immigrants in NYC
- 2019 Taking Stock: The Shifting Terrain of Citizenship among People of Mexican Origin in the United States, Phillip Gonzales and Renato Rosaldo, editors, School for Advanced Research, New Mexico, March 9-16, 2019.
- 2018 NIH Grant titled “Social network influences on diabetes-related health behaviors among Mexican-Americans adults across the acculturation spectrum”, PI: Karen Florez, Department of Environmental, Occupational and Geospatial Sciences, CUNY SPH. NIH, PAR-16-064 ‘Small Grants for New Investigators to Promote Diversity in Health-Research (R21).’
Conference and Panel Presentations and Invited Speaking Engagements (Recent):
- 2021 Keynote, Campbell Foundation, Oct. 2021.
- 2021 Panelist, Children in All Policies, CAP-2030 ’ , “Are we selling children & adolescents a lifetime of ill-health?” July 7, 2021.
- 2021 Panelist, The Social Determinants of Mental Health: Implications for Clinical Practice, NYU, June 23, 2021.
- 2021 Roundtable discussant, “Roundtable: Diet and Displacement: A Critical Roundtable on the Migration-Food Security Nexus,” and “El Susto,” Just Food Conference of the Association for the Study of Food and Society, June 9-15, 2021.
- 2021 Workshop leader, “Exploring Inductive Approaches for Delivery of Service:
Building Meaningful Collaborations with Families” with Cesar Zuniga, Parent Child + Conference, May 20, 2021.
- 2021 Panelist, “Worlds in Contention,” Ohio State University, May 7-8, 2021.
- 2021 Guest lecture, Lehman College, Bertrade Banoum, instructor, (virtual) April 26, 2021.
- 2021 Moderator, Panel, Teaching with Transformative Texts, Lehman College, April 12, 2021.
- 2021 Moderator, Panel, Prestigious Awards, Prestigious Awards Day, April 9, 2021.
- 2021 Keynote: “Food sovereignty and cultural agency: how a human-scaled trade and food policy would benefit us all.” Grain School, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, April 1, 2021.
- 2021 “America Divided: Bridging Differences on Immigration, Race and Economic Equity,” NYU’s Multinational Institute of American Studies. March 22, 2021.
- 2021 "Our Immigrant City: A Panel Conversation on Immigration in New York City," Columbia University, Migration Working Group. Feb. 5, 2021.