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Heide  Castañeda

Heide Castañeda

Heide Castañeda
Associate Professor, and Graduate Director


Office: SOC 123
Phone: 813/974-2138



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: