I am an anthropologist who teaches at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. I teach courses at the graduate level on Cultures of Development, Migration, and Qualitative Research Methodologies. I also teach Illicit Markets and Human Dimensions of Globalization at the undergraduate level. I have been working in Chiapas, Mexico and Guatemala since 2005. Since 2012, I have also been working with Latino day laborers in Colorado. I am building off of a year of qualitative research to begin a survey of day laborers' work conditions in Denver and Aurora, Colorado. This project is being pursued in close coordination with community partners including El Centro Humanitario, Towards Justice, the Workplace Rights Project, and the Colorado Wage Theft Task Force. I am starting new projects on the intersections of interior immigration enforcement and the criminal justice system in Colorado and on causes of migration from Guatemala including declining commodity prices, environmental variability, gender-based violence, and post-war socio-structural inequalities.
I co-direct the Korbel Latin America Center and supervise the DU Immigrant and Refugee Rights Colectivo, to connect DU and the community through research, service, and advocacy on issues related to immigrants and refugees.
Please see website for the DU Just Wages Project
The DU Just Wages Project Blog to learn about the project and student researchers: https://dujustwagesproject.wordpress.com/
And Facebook page
Check out my new book: Contraband Corridor: Making a Living at the Mexico-Guatemala Border. Stanford University Press. Dec. 2017
New White Paper on wage theft for the City of Denver with David Seligman from Towards Justice and Southwest Carpenters. March 2018
DU Email: Rebecca.Galemba@du.edu
Sie International Relations Complex 3014
2201 S. Gaylord St. Denver, CO 80208
Immigration, Borders, and Latinos in the U.S.
Ethnographic Methods and Community Engaged Research
Informal and Illicit Economies
INTS 4521: International Development in Cross-Cultural Perspective (Winter 2017)
Qualitative Research Methodologies (Spring 2017)
INTS 3014: Illicit Markets (Spring 2017)