Cultural Faculty

Office: McCarthy Hall 426K

Phone: 657-278-3626



Ph.D., Sociocultural Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, December 2020

Dissertation: Border Security Infrastructure Projects: Space, Access, and Mobility in the San Diego-Tijuana Transborder Region

M.A., Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, May 2015

Thesis: Expressions of Membership and Belonging: Chicana/o Cultural Politics in Barrio Logan

B.A., Anthropology with Departmental Honors, California State University, San Bernardino, June 2012

A.A., Archaeology, Palomar College, May 2010

Research Areas

Specialization: Immigration; Undocumented Populations; Borderlands; (Dis)Placements; Racialization

Geographic Areas: United States & Mexico; California; The San Diego-Tijuana Transborder Region

Selected Publications 

Galaviz, Manuel.     “Envisioning a Different Park: Border Walls, Transborder Ties, and Militarized Ecologies.” Platypus: the CASTAC Blog. February 11, 2021.

Galaviz, M., Hartell, N., Perez-Rivera, A.     “Place, Story & Culture: A Top Ten List of Places Important to the Latino Community and in Need of Preservation.” Hispanic Access Foundation, White Paper Series. 2018

Talamantez, Josephine and Galaviz, Manuel.     “Chicano Park: National Historic Landmark Nomination.” United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service. 2015