Fabiola Ortiz Valdez

Medical Anthropology / Political Anthropology / Social Activism and Social Movements / United States



  • Roscoe Martin fund for research.  Maxwell School, Syracuse University  January 2015
  • Graduate Student Travel Grant to the International Seminar Migrant Labor and Social Sustainability of Global Agri-Food Chains. Syracuse University. November 2014
  • Graduate Student Organization Travel Grant. November 2014
  • Pre- ABD fieldwork award Anthropology Department Syracuse University. May 2013/2014
  • Sociological Initiatives Foundation Grant for a Collaborative Research Project with the Worker Justice Center of NY and the Workers' center of CNY. August 2014
  • Migrant Health Scholarship by the National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc. August 2012


Teaching Assistant

  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (2012, 2014);
  • Global Encounters (2014)
  • People and Cultures of the World (2013, 2014, 2015)

Conference Papers Presented

Anthropology Lectures, Syracuse University:

  •  "Dairy Industry in New York State" for People and Cultures of the World Department of Anthropology, Syracuse University.
  •  "Undocumented workers producing our food" for Global Encounters, Department of Anthropology, Syracuse University.
  •  "Working and Living conditions of the Dairy Industry in New York" for Food and Society, Department of Public Health, Syracuse University.
  • "Occupational hazards and healthcare access among undocumented egg workers in Maine" for Health, Healing , and Culture.


Conference Papers Presented:  

  • "Labor and Health among Undocumented Migrant Dairy Workers in New York State: Coping and Resistance Migrant Labor and Social Sustainability of Global Agri-Food Chains. International Seminar.  University of Murcia. Murcia, Spain, November 2014.
  • "Health and the use of health Services by migrant farm workers in Maine." Thinking Matters. University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine, May 2011.
  •  "Las mujeres zapatistas" University of Maine in  Farmington, Farmington, Maine, April 2011.
  •  "Cultural Perceptions of Health among migrant farm workers in Maine." Borderlands Symposium, University of Maine-Farmington. March 2011.


Service: Academic

  • Member of the Labor Studies Working Group. Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC). Maxwell School, Syracuse University . August 2012- Present
  • Member of the Labor Research and Action Network

Service: Profession

 Professional Memberships:

  • Society for Applied Anthropology

Service: Other

Volunteer member of the Workers' of Central New York. Syracuse, New York