Dr. Deborah R. Altamirano
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Deborah R. Altamirano is an associate professor of anthropology. She received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Her teaching and research interests include political and social movements, gender, transnationalism, democratic transitions, and immigrant, refugee, and exile communities in the Americas and the circum-Mediterranean. She has conducted extensive ethnographic research in Greece and comparative research in Chile. Her most recent research, in fall 2017, focused on how the Greek debt crisis and extreme austerity has impacted the quality of life for individuals representing various sectors of contemporary Greek society. She was a Visiting Research Scholar at the Bain Research Group on Gender at UC Berkeley from January to August in 2018, during which she worked with an international group of scholars and developed her research how the economic downturn in Greece impacted immigrant care workers. She also worked with pensioners who assist refugees and asylum seeker at a Migrant Center in Athens.