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Dr. Rachel Adler

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Office: Social Science Building 339


Dr. Adler is on sabbatical Spring 2018


  • 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
  • Women and Migration
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Sociology Senior Capstone Course
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Faculty/Student Research Course


  • Latino Immigration to the US
  • Mexican Ethnography
  • Urban Anthropology
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Cultural Competency in Nursing Practice
  • Psychiatric/Emergency Department Nursing

Selected Publications

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.