Patient Citizens, Immigrant Mothers: Mexican Women, Public Prenatal Care, and the Birth-weight Paradox

Date/Time
Date(s) - Monday, March 12, 2012
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Admissions: Free
Presented by: UIC Latin American and Latino Studies, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy and the Latino Cultural Center

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Join UIC Latin American and Latino Studies, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy and the Latino Cultural Center for an interactive discussion with author Alyshia Gálvez on her book Patient Citizens, Immigrant Mothers. Her book provides an ethnographic examination of the Latina health paradox in which Mexican immigrant women have less complicated pregnancies and more favorable birth outcomes than many other groups, in spite of socio-economic disadvantage.

Alyshia Gálvez is Assistant Professor at Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies at Lehman College. She previously taught at New York University and Seton Hall University. Her areas of specialization include Latin America, Latinos in the United States, religion, migration, performance, citizenship, and medical anthropology. She is also author of “Guadalupe in New York: Devotion and the Struggle for Citizenship Rights among Mexican Immigrants” and editor of (and author of two pieces in) “Performing religion in the Americas: Media, Politics and Devotional Practices of the Twenty-first Century.”

Poster:  Patient Citizens, Immigrant Mothers: Mexican Women, Public Prenatal Care, and the Birth-weight Paradox [PDF]

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Contact Info

Name: Mario Lucero
Phone: 312-996-3095
Email: mlucer3@uic.edu

Co-Sponsors

UIC Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Latinos, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, Gender and Women’s Studies Program and School of Public Health

Location
UIC Latino Cultural Center

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