Christine Kovic, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Studies,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities
Christine Kovic, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Houston-Clear
Lake, has conducted research in the areas of human rights for the past twenty years.
Her current research addresses the intersection of human rights, health, and immigration,
with emphasis on Central American migrants crossing Mexico, migrant deaths at the
U.S.-Mexico border, and the organizing efforts of Latina/os in the United States.
Kovic has collaborated with community-based organizations to document human rights
abuses and efforts to promote immigrant rights. Her previous research on rights in
southern Mexico has been published in Mayan Voices for Human Rights: Displaced Catholics in Highland Chiapas (University of Texas Press), Women of Chiapas: Making History in Times of Struggle and Hope (co-editor with Christine Eber, Routledge), and a series of articles and book chapters.
She teaches Cultural Anthropology, Human Rights, and courses on Mexico, Central America,
the borderlands and Latina/os in the United States.