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Alyssa Garcia, Ph.D.

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Alyssa Garcia, Ph.D.

Anthropology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008


During her fellowship year, Dr. Garcia conducted fieldwork on Dominicans in the state of Pennsylvania, particularly in the areas of Reading, Lancaster, Allentown, Hazleton, and Philadelphia. The results of this preliminary investigation will be published as a book chapter in an edited volume on Dominican migration in the United States sponsored by the Dominican Studies Institute (City College-CUNY). She produced and submitted two articles to peer review journals: “Situating Race, Navigating Belonging: Mapping Afro-Cuban Identities in the U.S.” and “Continuous Moral Economies: The State Regulation of Bodies and Sex-Work in Cuba.” She also revised her manuscript and book proposal for “Discourses of Discipline: Sex, the State, and Subjectivity in Cuba.” Finally, Dr. Garcia presented her work at several conferences including “Integration, Globalization and Racialization: Theories and Perspectives on Immigration” at The University of Massachusetts Boston’s Social Theory Forum, and “Cuba: The Measure of a Revolution, 1959-2009” at Queens University at Kingston, Ontario Canada. Dr. Garcia was an Assistant Professor of Women's Studies and African & African American Studies at Penn State.