• About Me:

  • 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

  • Contact Me

  •  DU Email: Rebecca.Galemba@du.edu


    Sie International Relations Complex 3014

    2201 S. Gaylord St. Denver, CO 80208

  • Research Interests

  • Latin America

    Immigration, Borders, and Latinos in the U.S.

    Ethnographic Methods and Community Engaged Research

    Informal and Illicit Economies

    International Development

  • Courses

  • Graduate Courses

    INTS 4521: International Development in Cross-Cultural Perspective (Winter 2017)

    Qualitative Research Methodologies (Spring 2017)

  • Undergraduate Courses

    INTS 3014: Illicit Markets (Spring 2017)

This portfolio last updated: 18-Nov-2019 8:35 AM