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Heide  Castañeda

Heide Castañeda

Heide Castañeda
Associate Professor, and Graduate Director

Contact

Office: SOC 123
Phone: 813/974-2138
Email:

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Education

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Arizona.
MPH, Public Health, University of Texas School of Public Health
MA, Anthropology, University of Texas at San Antonio

Teaching

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

Research

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 Rio Grande Valley of Texas (funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation)
  • Effects of health policies on immigrant communities
  • Immigrant youth movements, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and higher education in Texas and Florida
  • Transit migration along Mexico's Ruta Pacifica (in collaboration with the Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa; funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation)

Graduate Students

James Arango, Carla Castillo, Michael Flynn, Melissa Johnson, Nolan Kline, Ryan Logan, Paula Mead, Kanan Mehta, Aria Walsh-Felz

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
52538ANG 6971104Thesis: Master's
2-19



TBA 100

Recent Publications

  • Castañeda, Heide (2014) Migrant Male Sex Workers in Germany. In Male Sex Work and Society. New York: Harrington Park Press.