Ana Aparicio

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Research Interests

Professor Aparicio is a cultural anthropologist whose work focuses on two major areas of research: 1- ethnographic research on the ways in which people of color (including immigrants and Latinos) and youth engage with and construct local politics, develop coalitions, and transform public space; and 2- analysis of the relationship between policy and racial/ethnic disparities in various sectors, including public health care.

Professor Aparicio's most recent research – funded by the National Science Foundation – is an ethnography of race and public space in contemporary suburbia; more specifically, she is examining suburban Latino and immigrant populations, inter-group relations, and the transformation of suburban public spaces. She has also worked with city and nonprofit organizations examining racial and ethnic disparities; this work has covered areas such as healthcare, welfare reform, education, and the construction industry.

 

Education/Academic qualification

Anthropology, PhD, City University of New York

… → 2004

Anthropology, MA, City University of New York, Hunter College

… → 1997

Anthropology, BA, State University of New York Binghamton University

… → 1994

Research interests

  • Cultural anthropology
  • Ethnography
  • Urban processes and transformation
  • Spanish-speaking Caribbean
  • United States
  • Racial formation
  • Urban studies
  • Racial/ethnic disparities
  • Immigration
  • Contemporary politics

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