November 9, 2018
Alyshia Gálvez, Ph.D., is a cultural and medical anthropologist and professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at Lehman College of the City University of New York. Gálvez holds both a doctorate and masters in cultural anthropology from New York University. Her areas of specialization include public health, cultural and medical anthropology, migration, performance, citizenship, reproduction, religion, Latin America, and Latinxs in the United States.
She is the author of a new book entitled Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies and the Destruction of Mexico on changing food policies, systems and practices in Mexico and Mexican communities in the United States, including the ways they are impacted by trade and economic policy, and their public health implications. She was the founding director of the Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at CUNY and is the author of two previous books on Mexican migration: Patient Citizens, Immigrant Mothers Mexican Women, Public Prenatal Care and the Birth Weight Paradox (winner of the 2012 ALLA Book Award from the Association of Latino and Latin American Anthropologists) and Guadalupe in New York: Devotion and the Struggle for Citizenship Rights among Mexican Immigrants.