Marcial Godoy-Anativia is a sociocultural anthropologist and the Managing Director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at New York University. He is co-editor, with Zeynep Gambetti, of Rhetorics of Insecurity: Belonging and Violence in the Neoliberal Era
(NYU Press, 2013). He is also Editor, with Jill Lane, of e-misférica
, the Institute's trilingual online journal. As part of his work on the Institute's initiative on Religion and Politics in the Americas, he recently co-edited Religiones, matrimonio igualitario y aborto: Alianzas con y entre actores religiosos por los derechos sexuales y reproductivos en Argentina (CDD Ediciones, 2014). From 2000-2007, he worked in the Program on Latin America and the Caribbean and the Program on International Collaboration at the Social Science Research Council. His publications include “Between the Hammer and the Anvil: Middle East Studies in the Aftermath of 9/11,” “We Are Living in a Time of Pillage: A Conversation with Carlos Monsiváis,” and Ciudades Translocales: Espacios, flujo, representación—Perspectivas desde las Américas,
co-edited with Rossana Reguillo (ITESO, 2005). In 2003, he co-edited a special issue of Estudios migratorios latinoamericanos
, entitled "Los flujos translocales en las Américas." Marcial also serves on the Board of Directors of the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA).