Professor of Anthropology, University of South Florida
Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Arizona
MPH, Public Health, University of Texas
MA, Anthropology, University of Texas at San Antonio
Borders and Migration, Issues in Migrant Health, Anthropology of Health Policy, Anthropological Theory Today, Applied Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Human Rights and Transitional Justice, Health & Medical Systems, Theory in Medical Anthropology, Global Health from an Anthropological Perspective
Political and legal anthropology, medical anthropology, migration, migrant health, health policy, unauthorized/undocumented migration, mixed-status families, citizenship, US/Mexico borderlands, Mexico, Germany, Morocco
Current projects focus on:
- Mixed-status families along the US/Mexico border (funded by the National Science Foundation and the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research)
- Immigrant Youth Project, which examines how legal status impacts the social and emotional well-being of young adult immigrants (funded by the National Science Foundation)
- AmeRicans’ Conceptions of Health Equity Study (ARCHES): Whose health deserves society’s attention, investment, or care? (funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
- Transit migration in Sinaloa along Mexico’s Ruta Pacifica (in collaboration with the Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa; funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research and PROFAPI)
Recent Publications (select)
- Castañeda, Heide. 2019. Borders of Belonging: Struggle and Solidarity in Mixed-Status Immigrant Families. Stanford University Press.
- Castañeda, Heide and Melo, Milena A. 2019. Geographies of Confinement for Immigrant Youth: Checkpoints and Immobilities along the US/Mexico Border. Law & Policy.
- Campbell, Rebecca and Heide Castañeda. 2019. School Employees as Health Care Brokers for Multiply-Marginalized Migrant Families. Medical Anthropology.