James Quesada

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James Quesada (August 29, 1953) is a Nicaraguan American Anthropologist and professor at San Francisco State University's Department of Anthropology.[1] (Ph.D. University of California, San Francisco/University of California, Berkeley). His work focuses on cultural and medical anthropology, the ethnography of structural and political violence, social Suffering, critical medical anthropology, urban anthropology, culture change, transnational migration and refugee migration, North America, Central America, and the inner city.

He is currently Director and Principal Investigator of the Latino Laborers Initiative at the César E. Chávez Institute at San Francisco State University.[2] He was the Chair of the Department of Anthropology at San Francisco State University between 2004-2007.


  1. ^ Hendricks, Tyche (2004-06-11). "Central Americans give mixed verdict to Reagan". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-01-15. 
  2. ^ "Staff CVs and Biographies". César E. Chávez Institute. Archived from the original on 2008-02-01. Retrieved 2008-01-16.