Curriculum Vitae

ANNA CALASANTI
CURRICULUM VITAE CURRENT AS OF JUNE 2019

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
Thesis: Abortion for Export: Impact of Restrictions in Texas on Abortion Practice in New Mexico

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

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant for Kathy Powers, University of New Mexico, Summer 2019.

Research Assistant for Kendra Koivu and Jami Nelson-Nunez, University of New Mexico— 2018-2019.

Research Assistant for Gabriel Sanchez, University of New Mexico, Summer 2018.

Research Assistant for Bill Stanley, Latin American and Iberian Institute, UNM— 2017-2018.

Qualitative Researcher for, "Assessing and Leveraging New Mexico Department of Health and its Community Partners’ Capacity to Improve Racial and Health Equity in New Mexico,” University of New Mexico— 2017. 

Research Assistant for Tamara Kay, University of New Mexico—2016-2017.

Research Team Member, NIH-funded project, "Improving Maternal-Child Health in New Mexico: The Impact of Home Visitation Policies on Social Support,” University of New Mexico— 2014-2015.

Research Assistant for Mala Htun, University of New Mexico— 2013-2017.

Research Assistant, Arab Studies Institute, Washington, DC— 2012-2017.

Research Assistant for Jo-Marie Burt, George Mason University— 2012-2013.

Graduate Assistant for Bassam Haddad, Middle East Studies Program, George Mason University— 2011-2013.

PUBLICATIONS

Clara Araújo, Anna Calasanti, and Mala Htun. 2018. “Women, Power, and Policy in Brazil,” chapter for book, Gender and Representation in Latin America, edited by Leslie Schwindt-Bayer, Oxford University Press. Available here.

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: available at: http://dialogueondart.org/resources

WORK IN PROGRESS

Anna Calasanti, “Privilege and Voice: UN Recognition of Women’s Rights NGOs.”

Violette Cloud, Brooke Abrams, Anna Calasanti, Melanie Dominguez, and Juan Pena, “A Comparative Psychometric Evaluation of the BRFSS Cognitive Decline Module Across Racial and Ethnic Minority Elders.”

Anna Calasanti and Fiorella Vera-Adrianzén, “Lessons Learned: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Immersive Fieldwork.”

Jami Nelson-Nunez and Anna Calasanti, “It All Comes Out in the WASH: Gender Inequality and Water and Sanitation Outcomes.”

Neal King and Anna Calasanti, “From High Ground to Low Responsibility: Shifts in rhetoric as complaints turn to racial conflict.”

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

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Anna Calasanti, “Privilege and Voice: UN Recognition of Women’s Rights NGOs,” to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 29- September 1, 2019, Washington, D.C.

Anna Calasanti and Fiorella Vera-Adrianzén, “Lessons Learned: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Immersive Fieldwork,” presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, April 10-13, 2019, Atlanta, Georgia.

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 Midwest Political Science Association, April 5-8, 2018, Chicago, Illinois.

Anna Calasanti and Fiorella Vera-Adrianzén, “Lessons Learned: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Immersive Fieldwork,” presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 5-8, 2018, Chicago, Illinois.

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 Association, 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, “When Fieldwork and Ethics Collide: Making the Best Out of Complicated Circumstances,” February 26, 2018, invited talk at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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.

TEACHING

POLS 220: Introduction to Comparative Politics
POLS 280: Introduction to Political Analysis and Research Methods
POLS 320: Comparative Gender Politics
POLS 320: Politics of the Middle East

GRANTS

Field Research Grant, Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico, 2016. $2800 (awarded, but declined)

“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
For more information: http://unmfieldwork.weebly.com

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Reviewer, Qualitative and Multi-Method Research Newsletter, 2018-

Communications Coordinator, Political Science Graduate Student Organization, University of New Mexico, 2018-2019.

Organizer and Moderator, Graduate Student Network, Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico, 2017-2018.

Volunteer Mentor and Organizer, Graduate Student Mentorship Program, University of New Mexico Department of Political Science, 2016-2019.

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

Conference Organizer, with Fiorella Vera-Adrianzén, “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.

Member, Working Group on Human Rights & Global Justice, George Mason University, 2011-2013.

ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Political Science Association (APSA), Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), American Sociological Association (ASA), Southern Sociological Society (SSS), Middle East Studies Association (MESA), Latin American Studies Association (LASA).

ADDITIONAL TRAININGS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Transdisciplinary Research Equity and Engagement (TREE) Center for Advancing Behavioral Health at University of New Mexico, Aging Supplement Training, 2019.

Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Summer Institute, University of New Mexico, 2017.

Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Methods Research (IQMR), Syracuse University, Summer 2015.