- PhD, Brown University
- MA, Brown University
- BA, Dartmouth College
Research and Expertise
Latin America; informal and illicit networks; globalization; development; legal anthropology; immigration and transnationalism; qualitative methods; anthropological demography; immigrant and labor rights. Her current book project, "Contraband Corridor," is currently under contract with Stanford University Press.
- Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver (2016-present)
- Lecturer for BA and MA Program, Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver (2012-2013)
- Lecturer on Social Studies at Harvard University (2009-2012)
- Visiting Instructor at Dartmouth College (2008 and 2010)
- Winner of the 2010 New England Council of Latin American Studies Best Dissertation Prize
Galemba, R. April 7, 2016. How Immigration Policies Create Smugglers. Allegra Lab: A Virtual Experiment. http://allegralaboratory.net/how-immigration-policies-create-smugglers/
Galemba, R. March 2016. Human Smuggler Roundtable. Allegra Lab: A Virtual Experiment. http://allegralaboratory.net/human-smugglers-roundtable/
Galemba, R. Sept. 2015. De-Normalizing Wage Theft in Denver, CO: A Qualitative Research and Legal Outreach Study. The Korbel Human Trafficking Center Blog Series. http://humantraffickingcenter.org/guest-posts/de-normalizing-wage-theft-in-denver-co-a-qualitative-research-and-legal-outreach-study/
Galemba, R. 2014. Mexico's Border (In)security. The Postcolonialist. 2(2).
Galemba, R. 2014. Development Across Learning Boundaries: Student Collaborations with a Grassroots NGO in Mexico and and Guatemala. The Applied Anthropologist 33(2): 21-29. (First author with Roisin Duffy Gideon, Saran Stewart, Catherine Orsborn, Anita Smart, and Juan Bernarda Hernández-Gómez).
Galemba, R. and Thomas, K. eds. 2013. Co-guest editors of Symposium Issue: Illegal Anthropology. Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR) 36(2).
Thomas, K. and Galemba, R. 2013 Illegal Anthropology: An Introduction. Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR) 36(2): 211-214.
Galemba, R. 2013. lllegality and Invisibility at Margins and Borders. Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR) 36(2): 274-285
Galemba, R. (2012). Corn is food, not contraband: The right to "free trade" at the Mexico-Guatemala border. American Ethnologist, 39(4), 716-734.
Galemba, R. (2012). Remapping the border: Taxation, territory, and state power at the Mexico-Guatemala border. Journal of Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 30(5), 822-841.
Galemba, R. (2012). Taking contraband seriously: Practicing "legitimate work" at the Mexico-Guatemala border. The Anthropology of Work Review, 33(1), 3-14.
- INTS 4521 International Development in Cross-Cultural Perspective
- INTS 3701 Illicit Markets
- INTS 3702 Human Dimensions of Globalization
- INTS 4632 Qualitative Research Methodologies