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 applied/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 ethnographic research chronicles 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 West Indian Caribbean and West African women working as caregivers in New York City.  Her current research examines how diverse care workers marshal their professional capital to challenge the retrenchment of welfare state protections in the United States and through international solidarity organizations.