Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM—PHD in Political Science, expected 2020
Concentration: Comparative Politics, Methodology

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM—M.A. in Political Science, 2015
Concentration: Comparative Politics

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA—M.A. in Public and International Affairs, 2013
Concentration: Comparative Politics
Thesis: Impunity & Inequality: Challenges for Justice and Security in Latin America

Guilford College, Greensboro, NC — B.A. in Political Science, 2010
Concentration: International Political Economy

EXPERIENCE

Graduate Research Assistant, University of New Mexico— 2013-present
Assisting with a variety of research projects centered around topics such as identity politics, representation, and gender studies, under the supervision of Dr. Mala Htun.

Qualitative Researcher, University of New Mexico— 2017-present
Providing qualitative research support, including conducting interviews, focus groups, and qualitative analysis on a research project funded by the WK Kellogg Foundation, the National Collaborative for Health Equity, the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, and the Prevention Institute entitled "Assessing and Leveraging New Mexico Department of Health and its Community Partners’ Capacity to Improve Racial and Health Equity in New Mexico,” under the supervision of Dr. Shannon Sanchez-Youngman.

Research Team Member, University of New Mexico— 2014-2015 
Provided research support, including conducting interviews, focus groups, and qualitative analysis on an NIH-funded research project entitled "Improving Maternal-Child Health in New Mexico: The Impact of Home Visitation Policies on Social Support,” under the supervision of Dr. Mala Htun and Shannon Sanchez-Youngman.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of New Mexico— 2013-2015 
Teaching Assistant for the class Introduction to Comparative Politics for five consecutive semesters. Duties included occasional full-class lectures, grading, as well as independently leading two separate discussion sections (20-30 students a piece) each week.

Public Relations and Internship Coordinator, Arab Studies Institute, Washington, DC— 2012-present 
Tasks include personnel management and administration, coordinating internships and payroll allocation. Also responsible for a variety of public relations concerns, both internal and external to the Institute. 

Research Assistant, Arab Studies Institute, Washington, DC— 2012-2014 
Assisted with the Knowledge Production Project, a research effort to catalogue and code all of the scholarship that has been conducted on Middle East Studies over the last fifty years, including books, peer-reviewed journal articles, and film, as well as a listing of all research grants that have been available.

Graduate Research Assistant, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA— 2012-2013 
Assignments included research for specific projects under the supervision of Dr. Jo-Marie Burt, such as the Project on Right to Information Concerning Human Rights Violations in Latin America, which included examination of cases and preparation for litigation, as well as administrative tasks, such as grant paperwork.

Graduate Assistant, Latin American Studies Program, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA— 2012-2013 
Responsibilities included maintaining the website; organizing, advertising, running academic events; and other administrative tasks.

Program Assistant, Middle East Studies Program, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA— 2011-2013 
Duties included maintaining the website, organizing, advertising, and running academic events, working closely with faculty members and undergraduate students, proctoring exams, assisting the Director with a variety of administrative tasks including budget allocations, and arranging accommodations and payments for guest lecturers.

PUBLICATIONS

Clara Araújo, Anna Calasanti, and Mala Htun, “Women, Power, and Policy in Brazil,” chapter for book, Women’s Representation in Latin America , edited by Leslie Schwindt-Bayer, forthcoming from Oxford University Press.

Anna Calasanti (2016) Governed through Choice: Autonomy, Technology, and the Politics of Reproduction by Jennifer M. Denbow, Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy 37:1,116-117, DOI: 10.1080/1554477X.2016.1115317
Available here.

OTHER SCHOLARLY WORK

Rudra Sil and Guzman Castro, with Anna Calasanti, “Avant-Garde or Dogmatic? DA-RT in the Mirror of the Social Sciences,” in Golder, Matt and Sona Golder (eds.) 2016. "Symposium: Data Access and Research Transparency (DA-RT).” CP: Newsletter of the Comparative Politics Organized Section of the American Political Science Association 26(1): 40-43. Available here.

Anna Calasanti, “Overview of Existing Debate on Data Access and Research Transparency in Other Disciplines,” August, 2015, available at: http://dialogueondart.org/resources

WORK IN PROGRESS

Tamara Kay and Anna Calasanti, “The Politics of Transnational NGO Collaboration.”

Shannon Sanchez-Youngman and Anna Calasanti, “From the Street to the Statehouse: Making the Case for Ethnography in American Political Development.”

Anna Calasanti, “The New Abortion Politics: Expanding Conflict Through Policy Diffusion.”

Anna Calasanti, “Abortion for Export: Impact of Texas Abortion Restrictions on Class, Race, and Reproductive Health in New Mexico.”

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Jami Nelson-Nunez and Anna Calasanti, “It All Comes Out in the WASH: Gender Inequality and Water and Sanitation Outcomes,” presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 31- September 3, 2017, San Francisco, California.

Neal King and Anna Calasanti, “From High Ground to Low Responsibility: Shifts in rhetoric as complaints turn to racial conflict,” presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 12-15, 2017, Montreal, Quebec CA.

Anna Calasanti and Fiorella Vera-Adrianzén, “Lessons Learned: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Immersive Fieldwork,” presented at the annual meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, April 29-May 1, 2017, Lima, Peru.

Clara Araújo, Anna Calasanti, and Mala Htun, “Women, Power, and Policy in Brazil,” presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 1-4, 2016, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Anna Calasanti, “The New Abortion Politics: Expanding Conflict Through Policy Diffusion,” presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science September 3-6, 2015, San Francisco, California.

Anna Calasanti, “Abortion for Export: Impact of Texas Abortion Restrictions on Class, Race, and Reproductive Health in New Mexico,” presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 16-19, 2015, Chicago, Illinois.

UNIVERSITY LECTURES

Anna Calasanti, “Abortion for Export: Impact of Texas Abortion Restrictions on Class, Race, and Reproductive Health in New Mexico,” presented at the Feminist Research Institute’s Fall Research Lecture Series, December 7, 2015, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

GRANTS

“Abortion for Export: Impact of Texas Abortion Restrictions on Class, Race, and Reproductive Health in New Mexico,” Feminist Research Institute Grant Recipient, University of New Mexico, 2015. $500

OTHER FUNDING

Anna Calasanti and Fiorella Vera-Adrianzén. Conducting Fieldwork Under Complicated Circumstances Conference, held at University of New Mexico, April 21st & 22nd, 2016. $16,450

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Volunteer Mentor and Organizer, Graduate Student Mentorship Program, University of New Mexico Department of Political Science, 2016-present.

Symposium Organizer, with Fiorella Vera-Adrianzén, “Fieldwork for Graduate Students,” held at University of New Mexico, February 24th, 2016.

Conference Organizer, with Fiorella Vera-Adrianzen, “Conducting Fieldwork Under Complicated Circumstances,” held at University of New Mexico, April 21st & 22nd, 2016. For more information: http://unmfieldwork.weebly.com

Graduate Student Advisor, Middle East Etc Film Club, George Mason University, 2011-2013.

ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Sociological Association, 2017-

Middle East Studies Association, 2016-

Latin American Studies Association, 2016-

Midwest Political Science Association, 2014-

American Political Science Association, 2013-

Working Group on Human Rights & Global Justice, George Mason University, 2012-