Valentina Glockner is a Mexican anthropologist affiliated with Departamento de Investigaciones Educativas (DIE) at CINVESTAV, in Mexico City. She has specialized in childhood studies, (im)migration, forced displacement and the anthropology of the state and humanitarianism. Her research in Mexico, India and the U.S. explores reflexive and participatory methodologies, as well as strategies for ethnographic self-representation and collaboration with (im)migrant, refugee and indigenous communities. Her research has won several national awards.
Valentina has directed and co-directed projects funded by ConTex Alliance, the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, and CLACSO-CROP. She is a founding member of Colectiva Infancias, a network of researchers specializing in social studies on childhood and migration in the Global South. She has been a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton, the Matías Romero Program at LLILAS Benson at UT Austin, and Edmundo O’Gorman at Columbia University.