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Christina Marisa Getrich, PhD


Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Maryland, College Park

Areas of Expertise: Immigration and Health Policy | Health Equity | Mixed-Status Families | Immigrant Young Adults

Christina M. Getrich is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology and the associate director of the Center for Global Migration Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research focuses broadly on the health, well-being, and incorporation of mixed-immigration status families in the United States. Her current research examines how Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients are forging political inclusion in the everyday by strategically deploying navigational capital and engaging in everyday activism in solidarity with other immigrants. Dr. Getrich is the author of Border Brokers: Children of Mexican Immigrants Navigating U.S. Society, Laws, and Politics (University of Arizona Press, 2019) and numerous peer-reviewed articles in interdisciplinary journals including Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, and Social Science and Medicine.


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“People Show Up in Different Ways”: DACA Recipients’ Everyday Activism in a Time of Heightened Immigration-Related Insecurity


Manoeuvering through the multilayered jurisdictional policy patchwork: DACA recipients’
navigational capital in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan region


DACA Recipient Health Care Workers’ Barriers to Professionalization and Deployment of Navigational Capital in Pursuit of Health Equity for Immigrants

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