Margaret   A.  Graham

Professor  

Office: ELABN 329
Phone: (956) 665-7393
Email: margaret.graham@utrgv.edu

Dr. Margaret A. Graham

Dr. Margaret Graham conducts research on health disparities in the Rio Grande Valley.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Medical anthropology
    • Anthropology of food and eating
    • Border health
    • Maternal and child health
    • Latin America; United States
  • Education

    • PhD, Anthropology, Michigan State University, 1991
    • MA, Anthropology, Michigan State University, 1985
    • BA, Anthropology, Indiana University - Bloomington, 1980
  • Currently Teaching

    ANTH 2351 01 - Cultural Anth:
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    ANTH 3344 01 - Archive Studies Internship:
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    ANTH 3343 01 - Museum Studies Internship:
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Selected Publications


  • Ann Millard, Margaret Graham, Nelda Mier, Jesus Moralez, Maria Jose Perez-Patron, Brian Wickwire, Marlynn May, and Marcia Ory. "Diabetes Screening and Prevention in a High-Risk, Medically Isolated Border Community," Frontiers in Public Health 5, (June 2017): 8.

  • Margaret Graham and Russell Skowronek. "Chocolate on the Borderlands of New Spain," International Journal of Historical Archaeology 20, no. 4 (December 2016): 645-665.

  • Adelita Cantu, Margaret Graham, Ann Millard, Isidore Flores, Meaghan Mugleston, Iris Reyes, Ester Carbajal, "Environmental Justice and Community-Based Participatory Research in Texas Borderland Colonias," Public Health Nursing 33, no. 1 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2016): 65-72.

  • Margaret Graham and Russell Skowronek. "Feeding the Congregation at Mission Santa Clara de Asis," Boletin 31, no. 1 (December 2015): 184-202.

  • Margaret Graham, Russell Skowronek, ""Grocery Shopping" on the Alta California Frontier: Documentary Evidence of Culinary Colonization," Boletín 29, no. 1&2 (November 2013): 90-105.

  • Margaret Graham and Russell Skowronek. "Wine and Alcohol on the Alta California Frontier," Boletín (Journal of the California Mission Studies Association) 28, no. 1&2 (2012): 23-33.

  • Ann Millard and Margaret Graham. "Health, Cultural Confluence and Conflict at the Texas-Mexico Border," Baltimore, MD: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, March 2012.

  • Russell Skowronek and Margaret Graham. Popping the Cork: Alcohol on the Alta California Frontier. Correo, Newsletter of the California Mission Studies Association, February 2012: 7-9.

  • Margaret Graham and Ann Millard. "Feeding Babies on the Border: Views of Mexican-American Mothers," Seattle, WA: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, 2011.

  • Ann Millard, Margaret Graham, X. Wang, N. Mier, E. Sanchez, and I. Flores. "Pilot of a Primary Diabetes Prevention Program in a Hard-to-Reach, Low-Income, Immigrant Hispanic Population," Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 13, no. 5 (2011): 906-913.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Adelita Cantu. Community Perceptions of the Environmental Issues Related to the Donna Reservoir: An Environmental Justice CBPR Pilot Study, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, $46,414.00 (December 2013 - December 2014)

  • Margaret Graham. Pilot Study of Positive Deviance in Breastfeeding in a Hispanic Population, USDA-HSI Program, $2,790.00 (March 2012 - September 2012)

  • Margaret Graham. Obstacles to Breastfeeding in the Rio Grande Valley: Perspectives of Certified Nurse-Midwives, Public Health Action Support Team (PHAST) program of the University of Michigan School of Public Health, (February 27, 2012 - March 2, 2012)

  • Ann Millard. Breastfeeding and Health in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, A Pilot Study, National Hispanic Nutrition Center at the Univ. of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio and the Harlingen Regional Academic Health Center, $20,000.00 (2009 - 2010)

  • Margaret Graham. Breastfeeding & Health in the lower Rio Grande Valley: A Pilot Study, U.S. Hispanic Nutrition Research and Education Center of the UTHSCSA, RAHC-Harlingen, $20,000.00 (November 1, 2009 - October 31, 2010)

  • Margaret Graham. Summer Writing Institute Grant, UTPA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, $2,000.00 ( 2008)

  • Margaret Graham. Comparative Research on Maternal and Child Health, UTPA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, $3,000.00 (January 24, 2006 - January 24, 2006)

  • Margaret Graham. Interdisciplinary Research on Drought in Northern Mexico: Educational, Anthropological and Ethical Perspectives, Hackworth Grant, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, $4,500.00 (March 5, 2004)

  • Margaret Graham. Dietary Specialization, Continuity and Change Among Bay Area Native Americans in Prehistory, Terry Thomas Research Grant, Santa Clara University, $2,850.00 ( 2001)

  • Russell Skowronek. Internal Grant, $2,940.00 (December 2000)



Selected Presentations


  • Ann Millard, Margaret Graham, and Nelda Mier. "How to Handle a Diabetes Epidemic: Lessons from the Texas-Mexico Border," 77th Annual Meeting, Society for Applied Anthropology, Santa Fe, NM (March 2017)

  • Russell Skowronek and Margaret Graham. "Feeding the Congregation: Insights into Food and Diet at Mission Santa Clara de Asís," California Mission Studies Association Annual Meeting, California Mission Studies Association, Ventura, CA (February 2015)

  • Jessica Lavariega-Monforti and Margaret Graham. "Differences in Perceptions of Workplace Climate? A Case Study," 2014 Work and Family Researchers Network Conference, New York City, NY (June 2014)

  • Jessica Lavariega-Monforti and Margaret Graham. "Differences in Perceptions of Workplace Climate? A Case Study," Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI (May 2014)

  • Margaret Graham, A. Cantu, A. Millard, I. Flores, and Lynn Vincentnathan. "Donna Lake and Canal PCB Containment in Fish and Community Health," 8th Annual Research Conference, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, UTPA, Edinburg, TX (March 2014)

  • Russell Skowronek and Margaret Graham. "The Chocolatera on the Spanish Colonial Frontier: Insights into Global Foodways and Economics," Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Meeting, Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec (January 2014)

  • Thalia Morin, Margaret Graham, and Ann Millard. "Breastfeeding on the Border: Views of WIC Peer Counselors," 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Denver, CO (March 2013)

  • Margaret Graham and Russell Skowronek. "'Grocery Shopping’ for Alta California: Imported Foods on the Edge of Empire," California Mission Studies Association Annual Meeting, Santa Barbara, CA (February 2013)

  • Ann Millard and Margaret Graham. "Health and Cultural Dynamism at the Texas-Mexico Border: Early Effects of Globalization [Abstract]," Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA (November 2012)

  • Margaret Graham. "Diabetes, Curanderos, Health Intervention and Research on the US Mexican Border: A Conversation with Dr. Michael Montoya," UTPA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences 6th Annual Research Conference, UTPA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Edinburg, TX (April 2012)

Current Courses

ANTH 2351 01 - Cultural Anth:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
ANTH 3344 01 - Archive Studies Internship:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
ANTH 3343 01 - Museum Studies Internship:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses