Professor Alyshia Gálvez is a Ph.D., New York Univ. Her research interests are: Religion, migration, performance, citizenship, reproduction, medical anthropology, Latin America, and Latinos in the United States.
Her recent research has focused on 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.
She is the Director of the CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies