Faculty: Alyshia Gálvez
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Number: 718-960-5115
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.
Religion, migration, performance, citizenship, reproduction, medical anthropology, Latin America, and Latinos in the United States
Director of the CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies
Mexican migration to New York City, focusing especially on two main aspects:
1. religiosity and the role of religious organizations in channeling migrant organization and activism, and
2. pregnancy and childbirth among immigrants and the ways in which they are received by the public health system.
- 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 “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.
- 2013 Invited speaker at Conference, Women's Activism, Queens College.
- 2013 Quoted in Dutch news service, "Visas para los más preparados" Radio Nederland.
- 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.
- 2011 Invited Speaker, Columbia University Seminar on American Studies, Lecture Series on “Food, Culture and Sustainability,” Columbia University, Nov. 3, 2011.
- 2011 Invited Speaker, “From Dream to Action: Immigration Reform in New York,” Conference at Fordham University, October 11, 2011.
- Invited Lecture: "Migrant Citizenship: How Mexican Immigrants in New York Articulate Rights in the Margins of Immigration Law," Syracuse University, March 31, 2011.
- 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.
- Invited Lecture: "Becoming Mexican: Devotion and the Struggle for Citizenship Rights among Mexicans in New York City," City College of New York, March 5, 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,
- Television appearance: “Open,” BronxNet Television, profile of research and conference travel, Nov. 10, 2010. Video of program.
- 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.
- Reading: Guadalupe in New York, Reading at Leonard Lief Library, Lehman College, Bronx, NY, March 25, 2010. Podcast available.
- Public Lecture: Mexican Immigrants Redefine Citizenship, Healthcare : The Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, March 5, 2010.
- Television Appearance: Univisión’s multinational broadcast program Despierta América on the morning of the bicentennial celebration of Mexico’s Independence: Sabor Mexicano en Nueva York.
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