American Studies
American Studies

Anneleise Azua

Doctoral Student
Anneleise Azua



Ethnic Studies, Latinx Studies, Medical Anthropology, ethnography, higher education, health and healthcare in the United States and Mexico, and the history of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands


Anneleise Victoria Azua was born and raised in South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. She is a Ph.D. student in the American Studies department, as well as a graduate portfolio student in the Mexican American/ Latina/o Studies Department.

She received her B.A. in Communication and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California, where she was a McNair Scholar and Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. Her undergraduate research project, “Folk Healing in the Rio Grande Valley,” won first place at the University of Southern California’s Undergraduate Research Symposium. In 2016, she completed her M.A. in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She currently serves as Teaching Assistant for the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin.



M.A. American Studies, University of Texas at Austin

B.A. Communication, University of Southern California

B.A. Gender Studies, University of Southern California

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