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Alyshia Gálvez is Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies at Lehman College/City University of New York. She is a cultural anthropologist (PhD, NYU 2004) whose work focuses on the efforts by Mexican immigrants in New York City to achieve the rights of citizenship. Her book manuscript is entitled In the Name of Guadalupe: Religion, Politics and Citizenship among Mexicans in New York, and a volume she edited, Performing Religion in the Americas: Media, Politics and Devotion in the 21st Century (Berg/Seagull 2007) has just been released. She is currently conducting a new research project, an intervention into the so-called “Hispanic birthweight paradox,” examining the experiences of Mexican women with New York’s public healthcare system.


José Carlos Luque Brazán is a Research Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México who specializes in migration, citizenship, and transnationalism. His publications include the following articles and book chapters: "La migración política peruana y sus organizaciones en la ‘Lima chica’. El caso de Santiago de Chile," published in ¿Invisibles? Migrantes internacionales en la escena política. Cecilia Imaz (coord.) Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (2007); and "Asociaciones políticas de inmigrantes peruanos y la ‘Lima Chica’ en Santiago de Chile," published in Migraciones Internacionales (El Colegio de la Frontera Norte), Vol. 4, No. 2 (July-December 2007).


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