• Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A., Cultural Anthropology, New Mexico State University, 2014
  • B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies with Minors in Anthropology, History, and Spanish, New Mexico State University, 2012


Cultural Anthropology


Dr. Jusionyte

Research Interests

Legal and Political Anthropology, Humanitarian Aid, Migration, Transnationalism, Globalization, Trade Agreements, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Mesoamerica Studies, Anthropology of Childhood

Selected Publications

Sexually Exploited Girls in Guatemala: Human Rights and the Legal System. In progress. An Ethnographic Perspective of Human Trafficking and Human Rights in Guatemala. ProQuest 2014

Mesoamerican Adolescent Migrants: Between Cultural and State Citizenship.

Estupro Law: Honor, deception, and Adolescent Marriage.


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Award University of Florida
  • Graduate School Doctoral Research Award University of Florida
  • Center for Latin American Studies Field Research Grant University of Florida
  • Graduate School Topoff Fellowship University of Florida
  • Anthropology Department Teaching Assistantship Award University of Florida
  • Anthropology Department Teaching Assistant Fellowship New Mexico State University
  • Anthropology Department Field Research Grant New Mexico State University
  • Center for Latin America and Border Studies Research Grant New Mexico State University

This student has graduated from the program so the information on this page may not be current.

Professor Emeritus


Transnational migration, Women’s roles in the United States, Gender roles cross-culturally, Anthropological theory, Anthropological ecology, Frontier agriculture, Brazil; United States; Paraguay


Cultural Anthropology

Personal Statement

My research specialties include Brazilian culture and society, international migration and gender roles cross-culturally. I have done field work in Brazil, Paraguay, and the United States. My most recent book, True to Her Nature (Waveland 2000), analyzes the material causes for shifts– from Colonial days to the present–in American attitudes towards women’s employment, housework and child care. Over the last decade my research has taken a new focus: Brazilian emigration to the United States. I conducted the first academic studies of this new migrant flow. This interest has resulted in the publication of two books, Little Brazil: Brazilian Immigrants in New York City (Princeton University Press, 1994) and An Invisible Minority: Brazilians in New York City (Allyn & Bacon 1998), as well as numerous articles. It has also led me to develop a course, Seminar in Transnational Migration.

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