About the VP

Cristina Alcalde

Dr. M. Cristina Alcalde
Vice President for Institutional
Diversity and Inclusion

As Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. M. Cristina Alcalde is charged with providing an integrated, holistic vision of diversity, equity, and inclusion and strategic direction at Miami University. She works collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to lead and support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts across the university.

Prior to joining Miami, Dr. Alcalde served as Associate Dean of Inclusion and Internationalization in the College of Arts and Sciences and Marie Rich Endowed Professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Kentucky. She also designed and served as Director of the Online Graduate Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Kentucky. She has been an invited visiting professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Lima, Perú, and at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. She also previously served as faculty at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. Dr. Alcalde received a Ph.D. in Anthropology and an M.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Indiana University, and a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Louisville.

As a gender and women’s studies scholar and anthropologist, Dr. Alcalde’s research areas include racialization, gender, migration, gender violence, and exclusion. She is the co-editor, with Mangala Subramaniam, of Dismantling Whiteness: Emerging Forms of Leadership in Higher Education (forthcoming, Purdue University Press); author of Peruvian Lives across Borders: Power, Exclusion, and Home (2018, University of Illinois Press); The Woman in the Violence: Gender, Poverty, and Resistance in Peru (2010, Vanderbilt University Press); La mujer en la violencia (Spanish edition, 2014, Instituto de Estudios Peruanos and the Fondo Editorial de la Universidad Católica del Perú); and the co-editor, with Susan Bordo and Ellen Rosenman, of Provocations: A Transnational Reader in the History of Feminist Thought (2015, University of California Press). She has also published widely on her research areas in the journals Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies; Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism; the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology; Latin American Perspectives; Journal of Consumer Culture; Latino Studies; Sexualities; JARM: Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering; Men and Masculinities; the Journal of Popular Culture; Journal of Gender Studies; Chicana/Latina Studies; Feminist Formations; and Global Networks. Her work has also appeared in book chapters in collections including Local Violence, Global Media: Feminist Analyses of Gendered Representations, Anthropology at the Front Lines of Gender-Based Violence, and Teacher, Scholar, Mother: Re-Envisioning Motherhood in the Academy. 

Her co-authored piece on challenges and opportunities for women in leadership in Inside Higher Ed.