Associate Professor, and Graduate Director
Office: SOC 123
Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Arizona.
MPH, Public Health, University of Texas School of Public Health
MA, Anthropology, University of Texas at San Antonio
Issues in Migrant Health, Anthropology of Health Policy, Anthropological Theory Today, Applied Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Human Rights and Transitional Justice, Health & Medical Systems, Theory in Medical Anthropology
Medical anthropology, sociocultural anthropology, migrant health, health policy, undocumented/unauthorized migration, informal labor markets, constructs of citizenship, binational and mixed-status families, migration to Germany, Roma, Mexican migration to the U.S., US/Mexico borderlands
My research lies at the intersection of cultural and medical anthropology and focuses on migrant health, constructions of citizenship, and how policy and legal institutions shape everyday experiences of immigrant communities. Current projects focus on:
- Mixed-status families along the US/Mexico border, focusing on the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas
- Effects of health policies on immigrant communities, especially the Affordable Care Act
- Immigrant youth movements and experiences Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients in Texas and Florida
- Return migrant children and youth in Mexico
James Arango, Carla Castillo, Michael Flynn, Melissa Johnson, Nolan Kline, Ryan Logan, Paula Mead, Kanan Mehta, Aria Walsh-Felz
- Castañeda, Heide, Kline, Nolan, Rapp, Mackenzie, Demetriou, Nicole, Ahmed, Naheed, Chan, Isabella, Crocker, Theresa, Dickey, Nathaniel, Dillon, Patrick, Dotson, Hilary, Frost, Jordana, Hobbs, Natalie, Koby Novicki, Emily, McNab, Philip, Montiel-Ishino, Francisco, and Timmons, Colleen (2011) Assessing the 2010 Affordable Care Act: Perspectives of Future Health Care Professionals. Practicing Anthropology 33(4): 44 – 48.
- Luque, John S., Castañeda, Heide, Martinez-Tyson, Dinorah, Vargas, Natalie, Proctor, Sara, and Meade, Cathy D. 2010
HPV Awareness among Latina Immigrants and Anglo American Women in the Southern U.S.: Cultural Models of Cervical Cancer Risk Factors and Beliefs. Annals of Applied Anthropology (Formerly NAPA Bulletin)
- Yuan, Nicole P., Wind, Steven, Nichter, Mark, Nichter, Mimi, Castañeda, Heide, Carruth, Lauren, and Muramoto, Myra L. 2010
Types of Lay Health Influencers in Tobacco Cessation: A Qualitative Study. American Journal of Health Behavior 34(5):607–617.