Manuel Galaviz

Class of 2015

Manuel (Manny) Guadalupe Galaviz is entering the PhD program in social-cultural anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin (UT). He holds a MA degree from the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at UT. His MA thesis explored the intersection of race, wealth, and place to examine how these themes foster sentiments of membership and belonging in Mexican-American neighborhood of Barrio Logan in the City of San Diego, California. Manuel was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and is a first generation college graduate and graduate student. He holds a BA degree with departmental honors in Anthropology from California State University, San Bernardino. He is the recipient of the Américo Paredes U.S.-Mexico Borderlands 2014 Summer Research Scholarship, provided by the Center of Mexican American Studies at UT. He was recently awarded the Thematic Diversity Recruitment Fellowship from the College of Liberal Arts at UT and the US-Mexico Borderlands Fellowship from the Department of Anthropology at UT.