James Quesada

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Assistant Professor

B.A. Psychology, Sonoma State University, PhD, Medical Anthropology,University of California, San Francisco/Berkeley

Interest Areas

Ethnography of Structural and Political Violence, Social Suffering, Critical Medical Anthropology, Urban Anthropology, Culture Change, Transnational Migration and Refugee Migration, North America, Central America, Inner City

Selected Bibliography

Quesada, James Just Another Night on the Corner. San Francisco Urban Institute Quarterly, pp. 25-27, Winter 1996-1997

-------------- Social Misery and Sanctions of Substance Abuse: Confronting HIV Risk Among Homeless Heroin Addicts in San Francisco (with P. Bourgois and M. Lettiere). Social Problems Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 155-173, May, 1997

-------------- Suffering Child: An Embodiment of War and Its Aftermath in Post-Sandinista Nicaragua. Medical Anthropology Quarterly Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 51-73, March 1998

-------------- From Central American Warriors to San Francisco Day Laborers: Suffering and Exhaustion in a Transnational Context. Transforming Anthropology Vol. 8, Nos. 1 & 2. In press.

Current Research and Activities

Currently engaged in an NIH/NIDA study of homeless heroin addicts in San Francisco, California

Co-organizer and faculty advisor on the development of the Center for Critical Global Study of Homelessness with the Health Education Department at SFSU

Working on a book which has the tentative title of "Reconstructing Nicaragua: Between Hope and Suffering"

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