Alana L. Glaser, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Dr. Glaser joins St. John's University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.  She earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Northwestern University.

Dr. Glaser is an activist medical anthropologist, with research foci in nursing and care sector work, migration, gender, race, aging, labor process, and political economy. Supported by the Wenner-Gren, her first book (Solidarity & Care: Domestic Worker Activism in New York City, Temple University Press 2023) is an ethnographic study of the impact of recent labor law implementation (i.e. the 2010 New York Domestic Worker Bill of Rights) on the multicultural, immigrant-led organizations responsible for its passage, as well as its unexpected sequelae in the daily lives of individual Caribbean and West African women working as caregivers in New York City. Her current research, for which she was awarded an Archie Green Fellowship from the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, examines how registered nurses working for the United States Veterans Health Administration (VA) understand and experience their on-the-job stressors both before and during the Covid-19 epidemic as well as their broader career trajectories and impressions of caring at the VA.