Department of Anthropology

Manuel Guadalupe Galaviz

M.A., Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

U.S.-Mexico Borderlands Program Fellow (2017-2018)
Manuel Guadalupe Galaviz



Mexico-U.S. Borderlands Anthropology, The Anthropology of Space and Place, Political Ecology, Infrastructure Theory


Manuel (Manny) Guadalupe Galaviz was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and is a first generation college graduate and graduate student. Prior to attending community college, he spent six years working in the construction industry installing drywall. He holds a BA degree with departmental honors in anthropology from California State University, San Bernardino and a MA degree from the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at the University of Texas at Austin. His thesis “Expression of Membership and Belonging: Chicano Cultural Politics in Barrio Logan” examines how and why Chicanx community artists and activists strategically apply Chicanx cultural identity markers as forms of social and environmental justice in San Diego, California. Manny interned with the National Park Service where he drafted the National Historic Landmark nomination report for San Diego's Chicano Park and the Chicano Park Monumental Murals.

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