Coll, Kathleen - Lecturer


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Ph.D. Stanford University, 2000

Kathleen Coll is a cultural anthropologist whose research focuses on issues of immigration, gender, and cultural citizenship in the U.S. Her book, Remaking Citizenship: Latina Immigrants and New American Politics (Stanford University Press, 2010), is an ethnographic study of the impact of national immigration and welfare reform legislation on immigrant women’s lives, activism, and local community in San Francisco. Her post-doctoral research focuses on community-based efforts to regain the right to vote at the local level for non-citizens in the U.S.

After graduating from Stanford in 1990, Kathy worked for a Central American solidarity organization, researched grassroots women's health promotion in Mexico, and taught Anthropology, Women's Studies, and Ethnic Studies at San Francisco City College and DeAnza College. After completing her PhD in Anthropology at Stanford in 2000, Kathy was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, received a post-doctoral fellowship from the Social Science Research Council, taught Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Harvard, and was a visiting scholar at the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme and Columbia University's Reid Hall in Paris. In addition to teaching Anthropology courses on research methods (Anth 93 & 93b), Kathy is also a lecturer in Feminist Studies and CSRE/Chicano Studies. She particularly enjoys working with undergraduates to prepare and carry out independent fieldwork, experiential learning and politically-engaged or community-based research projects.

See Kathy's curriculum vitae.