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Dr. Garcia received her BA in Cross-Cultural Psychology
from Brown University and earned her Master’s and PhD in Anthropology from
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is currently the Ida B Wells
Postdoctoral Fellow in African and Black Diaspora Studies at DePaul University.
Her teaching and research interests include Latin American and Caribbean Studies,
Ethnic-Latina/o Studies, Intersectionality, Critical Race Theory, and Feminist
Ethnography. Dr. Garcia’s research examines intersections of race, gender, and
sexuality in Cuba through an analysis of discourses of sex-work and the body.
Her manuscript, “Moral Discourses, Regulated Bodies: Sex, the State, and
Subjectivity in Cuba,” is a historically grounded ethnography that traces
chronologically the public supervision and state regulation of black female
bodies in Cuba. Dr. Garcia’s more recent project investigates the secondary
migrations of the Dominican community in the state of Pennsylvania. Her
selected publications include: "Continuous Moral Economies: The State Regulation
of Bodies and Sex-Work in Cuba, Sexualities" (2010); "Situating Race, Navigating
Belonging: Mapping Afro-Cuban Identities in the U.S.", Latina/o Research Review (2009); and "Counter-Stories of Race and Gender: Situating the Experiences of
Latinas in the Academy", Latino Studies Journal (2005).