Galindo, Autumn

Field: United States; Advisor: Ngai and Roberts; Year: 2022

Autumn Galindo (she/her) is a doctoral student in the Department of History at Columbia University. As a social and cultural historian, Autumn is interested in the relationship between the United States and Philippines during the 20th century. She is passionate about investigating how American imperialism and healthcare intersected in the Philippines by examining how race reinforced notions of disease, public health practices, and the movement of migrant “care” workers. Through her research, Autumn hopes to unpack the meaning of “colonial care” in the Philippines.


Prior to coming to Columbia University, Autumn earned her B.A. in history and government with honors from Connecticut College.