American Studies
American Studies

Anneleise Azua

Doctoral Student
Anneleise Azua



Folk Medicine, Oral History and Ethnography, Ethnic Studies, Latinx Studies, Anthropology, Gender Studies, higher education, health and medicine in the United States and Mexico, U.S.-Mexico Borderland History, Museum Studies, Public History


Anneleise Victoria Azua was born and raised in South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. She is a Ph.D. candidate 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. In 2018, she received a Dissertation Grant from the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation. She currently serves as a Latino Studies Fellow at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in their Division of Medicine and Science. 



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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