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Seline Szkupinski-Quiroga

selinesq@asu.edu

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Bio

Research Scientist, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

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. In 2002, 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.

Research and Teaching 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 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.

Her last project approached the study of gender, race and the body through an analysis of how peoples with a history of constrained reproduction actively negotiate the disruption to cultural systems of meaning which infertility provokes. This research contributes to the growing body of work that critically examines the politics of gendered and racialized bodies, and is the first to focus primarily on men and women of color struggling with infertility. The book based on this research – The Color of Infertility: Race, Reproduction, and American Medicine - is forthcoming. Her follow-up study explores racialized discourses of fertility in popular and biomedical media.

More recently, she has worked on establishing community relationships within South Phoenix, and identifying issues of concern. In response, she is collaborating with ASU faculty through the South Phoenix Collaborative to examine familial, peer and environmental influences on diet, physical activity and obesity risk. Dr. Szkupinski Quiroga is 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. Subsequent phases will include the collection of migration and coping narratives, and the development of a media literacy intervention targeting youth at risk of diabetes.

Publications

Szkupinski Quiroga, S. "Disrupted Bodies: The Effect of Infertility on Racialized Identities." Doctoral Dissertation. University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley, 2002.

Price, J., Lee, S., and Szkupinski Quiroga. S. "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, 2000.

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

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

Nachtigall, R., Tschann. J., Szkupinski Quiroga, S., Pitcher, L. and Becker, G. "Stigma, Disclosure, and Family Functioning Among Parents of Children Conceived Through Donor Insemination". Fertility and Sterility 68: 83-89, 1997.

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://muse.jhu.edu/login?uri=/journals/hypatia/v022/22.2quiroga.html

Courses

"In my teaching, I push students to engage critically the role biomedicine plays in everyday life, and to recognize the varied and complex ways society and health interact."

 

HSC 210 Cultural Aspects of Health

TCL 303 Transborder Theory
TCL 323 Latino Health Issues
TCL 410 Race, Medicine and the Body

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

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

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
TCL 305 Transborder Practicum
TCL 323 Latino Health Issues

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
TCL 410 Race, Medicine, and the Body
TCL 498 Pro-Seminar

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
TCL 303 Transborder Theory
TCL 323 Latino Health Issues

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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Presentations

  1. Szkupinski Quiroga, Seline, and Dulce Medina Physical and Strategic Responses to Exclusionary Practices: The Case of Latinos in South Phoenix. Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social Summer Institute. (Aug 2011).
  2. Medina, Dulce, Seline Szkupinski Quiroga, and Jennifer Glick Immigrant Sentiments: Is Arizona "Home" to Latino Immigrants?. Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. (Mar 2011).
  3. De La Torre, Sindy, Seline Szkupinski Quiroga, Donna Winham, and Dulce Medina Food Access in Times of Crisis: Immigrant Households in South Phoenix. Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. (Mar 2011).
  4. Seline Szkupinski Quiroga Dispatches from South Phoenix: Community, Household and Individual Strategies to Weather Economic and Political Stress. Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. (Mar 2011).
  5. Szkupinski Quiroga, Seline, Amber Wutich, Jennifer Glick and Alexandra Brewis Slade In the Shadow of SB 1070: Community-based Research in South Phoenix. Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. (Mar 2011).
  6. Weller, Nicole, Jennifer Glick, and Seline Szkupinski Quiroga 2010 Differential Health Outcomes among Hispanic Immigrants Reporting Chilling Effects. Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America. (Apr 2010).
  7. Szkupinski Quiroga, Seline In the Belly of the Beast: Mexican Immigrant Narratives of Wellbeing and Belonging in Times of Economic and Political Stress.. Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. (Mar 2010).
  8. Brewis, Alexandra, Amber Wutich, and Szkupinski Quiroga, Seline Modeling Critical-Cultural and Adaptive Perspectives on High-Risk for Obesity in Low-Income Urban Phoenix. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. (Dec 2009).
  9. Hilda garcia-Perez and Seline Szkupinski Quiroga Toward a Healthy Latino Population in Arizona. Arizona Latino Research Enterprise Townhall. (Oct 2009).
  10. Sandlin, Jennifer, Melissa River, and Seline Szkupinski Quiroga South Phoenix through the Eyes of Youth: Using Photovoice Methodology to Talk Back to Neoliberal Public Pedagogies of Health. Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference. (Oct 2009).
  11. Seline Szkupinski Quiroga, Jennifer Sandlin, and April Bojorquez Latino Youth Perspectives on Health and Consumption. Society For Medical Anthropology. (Sep 2009).
  12. Szkupinski Quiroga, Seline Collecting Useful Data to Enhance Child Obesity Prevention. Maricopa County Department of Public Health Children Can’t Weight – Shaping Childhood Obesity Preven. (May 2009).
  13. Boone, Christopher, Seline Szkupinski Quiroga, and Jennifer Sandlin The Environmental Justice of Food: Children, Schools, and Food Deserts in South Phoenix. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. (Mar 2009).
  14. Brewis , Alexandra, Seline Szkupinski Quiroga, and Amber Wutich Inclusionary Strategies in Biocultural Research: Nutritional Risk and Obesity in Urban South Phoenix.. American Anthropological Association. (Dec 2008).
  15. Szkupinski-Quiroga, Seline, Brewis, Alexandra, Winham, Donna Competing Definitions of ‘Healthy’: Implications for Obesity Prevention Programs in Latino Communities. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. (Dec 2008).
  16. Szkupinski-Quiroga, Seline Conceiving of the Infertile Patient in TV Medical Dramas. Biennial Film and History Conference. (Oct 2008).
  17. Szkupinski Quiroga, Seline, Brewis, Alexandra, Wutich, Amber New Multimodal Techniques in Combating Childhood Obesity and Diabetes. Society for Medical Anthropology/Society for Applied Anthropology. (Mar 2008).
  18. Szkupinski-Quiroga, Seline Marketing Parenthood: The Racialized Nature of Infertility Advertising in Medical Journals. National Association of Ethnic Studies Conference. (Mar 2006).
  19. Szkupinski-Quiroga, Seline Infertility, Racial Identity and the Role of Social Memory. Reproductive Disruptions: Childlessness, Adoption, and Other Reproductive Complexities. (May 2005).
  20. Szkupinski-Quiroga, Seline The Reconfiguration of Power. 5th Annual Women of Color Conference - Decolonizing the University: Women of Color in Arizona Higher. (Mar 2005).
  21. Szkupinski-Quiroga, Seline Minority Health Care Issues: Bioethics from the Margins. Western Regional Bioethics Conference. (Feb 2005).
  22. Szkupinski-Quiroga, Seline Strategies of Access to Biomedicine: The Case of Infertility and the Uninsured. Society for Medical Anthropology/Society for Applied Anthropology Meetings. (Mar 2004).
  23. Szkupinski-Quiroga, Seline Conceiving Race, Constructing Identity: Reproductive Technologies and the Transformation of Racial Identity. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Social Study of Science. (Nov 2001).
  24. Szkupinski-Quiroga, Seline Kinship Beyond Biology: Considering Race and Resolution. Association of Social Anthropology’s Decennial Conference.
  25. Szkupinski-Quiroga, Seline Disrupted Bodies: History, Identity and Reproduction. Department of Anthropology Research Colloquium.
  26. Brewis, Alexandra, Szkupinski-Quiroga, Seline Childhood Obesity, Cultural Understandings, and Nutritional Knowledge Flow: Trans-Disciplinary Approaches. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association.
  27. Szkupinski-Quiroga, Seline Combating Childhood Obesity and Diabetes in South Phoenix Latino Neighborhoods. Faculty Research Talks.
  28. Szkupinski-Quiroga, Seline, Garcia Perez, Maria, Viruell-Fuentes, Edna Health in the Borderlands: New Concepts and Approaches. 11th International Conference on The Border: A New Cultural Concept.

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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).

* principal investigator

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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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