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Seline Szkupinski-Quiroga

selinesq@asu.edu

Program Manager
School of Transborder Studies
University Staff
Mail Code: 6303

Conexiones Interdisciplinary Building B, B159B (Map)
(480)965-1425

Bio

Director, Conexiones Migrant Student Education Program

Affiliate Research Faculty, Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center

Education

Ph.D., University of California at San Francisco and Berkeley

Bio

Dr. Szkupinski Quiroga is a child of immigrants, born and raised in the Los Angeles area. The first in her immediate family to attend university, she left California to do graduate work at Johns Hopkins University and a brief stint in the US Public Health Service. She then returned to her home state where she received her doctorate in Medical Anthropology from the joint program of the University of California at San Francisco's Department of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine and Berkeley's Department of Anthropology.

Publications

Szkupinski Quiroga, S., Medina, D., and Glick, J. In Press. "In the Belly of the Beast: Effects of Anti-Immigration Policy on Latino Community Members." American Behavioral Scientist. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0002764214537270

Winham, D., Szkupinski Quiroga, S., Underiner, T., Woodson, S. and Todd, M. 2014. “Integration of Theater Activities in Cooking Workshops Improves Healthy Eating Attitudes Among Ethnically Diverse Youth: A Pilot Study.” Infant, Child & Adolescent Nutrition. 6(2): 99-108. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1941406413520323

Szkupinski Quiroga, S. 2013. “Vamos a Aguantar: Reflections on How Arizona’s SB 1070 has Affected One Community.” Latino Studies 11(4): 580-586. http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/lst.2013.34

Winham, D., and Szkupinski Quiroga, S. 2013. “Adaptation of the Nutrition Environment Measures Survey - Stores (NEMS-S) to Assess a Mexican/Mexican-American Nutrition Environment.” 27: 221.6.

Winham, D., Szkupinski Quiroga, S., Underiner, T., Etheridge Woodson, S. and Todd, M. 2013. “Nutrition Education Integrates Culture Via Storytelling in Cooking Workshops for Community Nutritionists.” The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology 27: 625.11.

Underiner, T., Szkupinski Quiroga, S., Winham, D., Woodson, S. and Todd, M. 2012. "Diabetes of Democracy in South Phoenix: Performance, Place and the Cultural Politics of Food." Tempe: Arizona State University Institute for Humanities Research.

García-Pérez, H. and Szkupinski Quiroga, S. 2009. "Towards a Healthy Latino Population in Arizona." In The State of Latino Arizona. Phoenix: Arizona Latino Research Enterprise.

Szkupinski Quiroga, S., and Sandlin, J.  2009." The South Phoenix Youth PhotoVoice Project." Phoenix: Arizona Department of Health Services.

Szkupinski Quiroga, S. 2007. "Blood is Thicker Than Water: Policing Donor Insemination and the Reproduction of Whiteness." Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 22(2): 143-161. http//dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1527-2001.2007.tb00986.x

Price, J., Lee, S., and Szkupinski Quiroga. S. 2000. "Violence Against Women And Girls In San Francisco: Meeting The Needs Of Survivors." Commission on the Status of Women, City and County of San Francisco, CA.

Bauer, H., Rodriguez, M., Szkupinski Quiroga, S., and Flores-Ortiz, Y. 2000. "Barriers to Health Care for Abused Latina and Asian Immigrant Women." Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 11(1) 33-44. http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/hpu.2010.0590

Davis, M., Murphy, S., Neuhaus, J., Gee, L. and Szkupinski Quiroga, S. 2000. “Living Arrangements Affect Dietary Quality for U.S. Adults Aged 50 Years and Older: NHANES III 1988-1994.” The Journal of Nutrition 130(9): 2256-2264. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10958821

Nachtigall, R., Becker, G., Szkupinski Quiroga, S., Pitcher, L. and Tschann, J. 1998. “The Disclosure Decision: Concerns and Issues of Parents of Children Conceived Through Donor Insemination.” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 178(6): 1165-1170. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0002-9378(98)70318-7

Rodriguez, M., Bauer, H., Flores-Ortiz, Y. and Szkupinski Quiroga. S. 1998. “Factors Affecting Patient-Physician Communication for Abused Latina and Asian Immigrant Women.” Journal of Family Practice 47(4): 309-311. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9789518

Nachtigall, R., Tschann. J., Szkupinski Quiroga, S., Pitcher, L. and Becker, G. 1997."Stigma, Disclosure, and Family Functioning Among Parents of Children Conceived Through Donor Insemination." Fertility and Sterility 68: 83-89. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0015-0282(97)81480-X

Rodriguez, M., Szkupinski Quiroga, S. and Bauer, H. 1996. "Breaking the Silence: Battered Women's Perspectives on Medical Care." Archives of Family Medicine 5: 153-158. http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/archfami.5.3.153

Professional Activity

American Anthropological Association
American Ethnological Society
Association for Feminist Anthropology
Association of Latina and Latino Anthropologists
National Association of Chicana/o Studies
Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social
Society for Medical Anthropology

Research Interests

As a medical anthropologist, Dr. Szkupinski Quiroga is committed to community based participatory research, and a research focus on health disparities and the lived experience of illness among vulnerable populations as revealed through narratives. She has been engaged in Latino health research since the early 1990s with a special interest in ethnic and cultural responses to health problems. Issues her research has addressed include include the socio-psychological effects of anti-immigrant legislation, culture-centric nutrition education, chronic disease and aging, the perceptions of physician treatment by abused immigrant women, the dynamics of donor insemination practices , infertility and social support, and the association of living arrangements and dietary quality.

More recently, she has collaborated with ASU faculty to examine familial, peer and environmental influences on diet, physical activity and obesity risk. A related project collected migration and coping narratives from long-term residents of South Phoenix at a time of political and economic uncertainty.

Dr. Szkupinski Quiroga is a lead scientist of the Cultural Engagements with Nutrition, Arts and Science (CENAS) working group, which is developing, implementing and evaluating innovative curriculum. She is also leading efforts to develop culturally appropriate metrics of food environments as a more effective way of evaluating nutritional quality among Latino populations. In particular, she is interested in objective measures that identify strengths as well as points of intervention, and integrate consideration of walkability, food advertising, and other factors amenable to change.

Courses

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
DCI 784 Internship
DCI 792 Research

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
DCI 784 Internship
HSC 210 Cultural Aspects Health
HSC 420 Eval Health Sci Res
SPE 784 Internship

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HSC 210 Cultural Aspects Health

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
TCL 410 Race, Medicine, and the Body

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Seline Szkupinski-Quiroga. Blood is Thicker Than Water: Policing Donor Insemination and the Reproduction of Whiteness. Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy (2007).

  2. Seline Szkupinski-Quiroga, Noelia Mendoza, Conchita Villalba. ¡Que Bárbara!: A Photonovela. Coyolxauhqui Remembered: A Journal of Latina Voices (2005).

  3. Szkupinski-Quiroga, Seline, Mendoza, Noelia, Villalba, Conchita. What’s Not to Love? Chicano/Latino Whimsy, Humor, Parody and Satire. Galería de La Raza (2005).

  4. Heidi Bauer, Michael Rodriguez, Seline Szkupinski-Quiroga, Yvette Flores-Ortiz. Barriers to Health Care for Abused Latina and Asian Immigrant Women. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (2000).

  5. Maradee Davis, Suzanne Murphy, John Neuhaus, Gee Lauren, Seline Szkupinski-Quiroga. Living Arrangements Affect Dietary Quality for U.S. Adults Aged 50 Years and Older: NHANES III 1988-1994. The Journal of Nutrition (2000).

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Szkupinski-Quiroga,Seline * , Sandlin,Jennifer A , . South Phoenix Photovoice Project. AZ DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES (6/12/2009 - 6/1/2010).
  2. Glick,Jennifer Elyse * , Boone,Christopher G , Boone,Christopher G , Brewis Slade,Alexandra A , Chowell-Puente,Gerardo , Szkupinski-Quiroga,Seline , Winham,Donna M , Winham,Donna M , Wutich,Amber Yoder , . AOC: Social Dynamics in Response to Shifting Immigration Policy and Practice: Latino Social Networks Resource Flow and Household Reorganization. NSF-SES (10/1/2008 - 9/30/2013).

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Service

  1. Social Problems, Reviewer (2010 - present)
  2. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Interviewee (2010 - present)
  3. Arizona Latino Research Enterprise, Author (2009 - present)
  4. American Heart Association, Pacific Mountain Region, Cultural Health Initiatives, Hispanic Outreach Taskforce Member (2008 - present)
  5. Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, Associate Editor (2008 - present)
  6. 2008 South Phoenix Healthy Kids Partnership, Mmeber (2007 - present)
  7. SHESC Social Science and Health Graduate Program Steering Committee, Member (2006 - present)
  8. St. Vincent de Paul Virginia Piper Medical and Dental Clinic, Research Consultant (2006 - present)
  9. Arizona Children's Obesity Conference, Invited Presenter (2008)
  10. Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, Editorial Collective member (2004 - 2007)
  11. Planning Committee, ASU/UA College of Medicine Phoenix Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities scholarly concentration, Member (2006 - 2007)
  12. Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics and Science Studies, (ended 2007)
  13. CCS Transborder/Transnational Planning Committee, Member (2006)
  14. Sage Publications, Book Proposal Reviewer (2006)
  15. Urban History Association, Invited Panel Chair and Commentator (2006)
  16. ASU School of Life Sciences Bioethics, Policy, and Law Program Film Series, Discussant (2005)
  17. Academic Senate, Senator (2004 - 2005)
  18. Hispanic Mother Daughter Program, Arizona State University, Final Project Judge (ended 2005)
  19. Minority Health Issues and Science Research Summer Bridge Program, Visiting Research Scientist (ended 2004)

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