Adjunct Professorial Lecturer
Department of Anthropology
Alana Glaser received her BA in Cultural Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her PhD in Anthropology from Northwestern University.
Alana Glaser is an Educator with the Institute for Health and Socio-Economic Policy at National Nurses United. She is an applied 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 (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. For American University, she teaches courses in the Health Inequity & Care online program. She has previously taught classes on physical and cultural anthropology, humanitarian technology, neoliberal globalization, immigration and domestic labor in the United States.