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Dr. Victor Garcia, Director of MARTI

Dr. Garcia

Dr. Victor Garcia was recently appointed director of MARTI. He first joined MARTI in the Fall semester of 1997 as the associate director of Cultural and Ethnic Diversity Research.

As the new director, Dr. Garcia will continue with his transnational substance abuse research projects and will continue to work towards improving the retention of Latino students at IUP. CALSA and the consortium relationship with IUP’s Frederick Douglass Institute are good examples of the efforts at MARTI aimed at Latino and other minority students.

Dr. Garcia is also a professor of anthropology and teaches courses on Latin America, Latinos and Latin American Diasporas, and Ethnographic Field Methods. His research interests include the political economy of agriculture and farm work in the United States and substance abuse among transnational migrant workers. Dr. Garcia’s research experience on Mexican farm worker populations and substance use among migrant workers has brought him recognition as a leading researcher on these subjects.

He was recently accepted into the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Use and is a member of a NIH study group. His findings have been published as journal articles, book chapters and research reports, put forth in working papers, and presented in numerous papers given at national and international conferences.

  • Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute
  • Stright Hall, Room 107E
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4405
  • Fax: 724-357-3944
  • MARTI Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Send general office email to:
  • vgarcia@iup.edu