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Dr. Rachel Adler, RN, APN-BC


Phone: (609) 771-2626


Office: Social Science Building 339

Office Hours for Fall 2020:
Tuesdays: 3:30pm – 5:00pm, Wednesdays: 4:00pm-5:30pm

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  • M.S., Nursing, The College of New Jersey
  • Ph.D., Anthropology, Arizona State University
  • M.A., Anthropology, Arizona State University
  • B.S., Nursing, Drexel University
  • B.S., Social Science Secondary Education, SUNY Oneonta


  • Culture, Health, and Illness
  • Global Urbanization
  • Ethnicity, Race, and Nation
  • Global Public Health
  • Gender and Migration
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Sociology Senior Capstone Course
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Faculty/Student Research Course
  • Psychiatric Nursing


  • Minority Men’s Health
  • Latino Immigration to the US
  • Mexican Ethnography
  • Urban Anthropology
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Cultural Competency in Nursing Practice
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Primary Care Among Vulnerable Populations

Selected Publications

“Burkitt Lymphoma Presenting with Fever of Unknown Origin and Isolated Hypoglossal Nerve Palsy.” Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. (with Kathleen Seneca and Ronald Nahass.) 2019

Yucatecans in Dallas: Breaching the Border, Bridging the Distance. Second edition. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.  2008

“But I do academic anthropology!:  Advocacy, Ethics, and the Politics of  Research” Practicing Anthropology. 2007

“Latina immigrant victims of interpersonal violence in New Jersey: A Needs Assessment Study”  The Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma (coauthored with Maria Zarza, Ph.D.) 2007

“But they claimed to be police, not la migra!: The Interaction of Residency  Status, Class and Ethnicity in a (post-PATRIOT Act) New Jersey Neighborhood.”  American Behavioral Scientist 50, September 2006, vol. 1 Pg. 48-69

“Oye compadre, the chef needs a dishwasher: Yucatecan Men in the Dallas Restaurant Economy.”  Urban Anthropology.  2005

“Patron-Client Ties, Ethnic Entrepreneurship and Transnational Migration: The Case of Yucatecans in Dallas, Texas.” Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development  Summer 2002, 31: 129-162.

“Are You a Real Refugee? A Critique of Official Classifications of Migrant Types from a Political Economy Perspective.”  Selected Papers on Refugees and Immigrants Vol. IX Washington D.C.: Committee on Refugees and Immigrants, American Anthropological Association. 2001

“Human Agency in International Migration: The Maintenance of Transnational Social Fields by Yucatecan Migrants in a Southwestern City” Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos Winter 2000, 16(1): 165-187.