Monday, April 8, 2013 at 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Uris Hall, 202
Co-sponsored by Latin American Studies Program, Latino Studies Program, Committee on U.S. - Laitn American Relation
Alyshia Galvez is associate professor and director of the CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies at Lehman College, Bronx, New York. She isa cultural anthropologist (PhD, NYU 2004) whose work focuses on the efforts by Mexican immigrants in New York City to achieve the rights of citizenship. She joined the Department of Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies at Lehman College/CUNY in the Fall of 2007. Her first book, Guadalupe in New York: Devotion and the Struggle for Citizenship Rights among Mexican Immigrants was released in 2009 and her second book, Patient Citizens, Immigrant Mothers: Mexican Women, Public Prenatal Care and the Birth Weight Paradox, was released 2011 and was awarded the 2012 ALLA Book Award (Association of Latino and Latin American Anthropologists). She is also the faculty advisor for the Lehman College D.R.E.A.M. Team.