Teaching Affiliates


Name Research Interests
Acebo, Nathan The formation of multi-ethnic identities; active collaboration with indigenous and non-native minority stakeholder communities; and utilizing the theoretical perspectives of indigenous archaeology, post-colonialism, ethnogenesis, and social disjuncture to understand the intersection of prehistoric and historic era materiality and identities within the greater context of contemporary Californian society.
Ipek Can, Yasemin The implications of neoliberalization in the urban landscape in relation to other significant political issues such as modernity, nationalism, secularism and gender
Liuzza, Claudia Cultural diversity, the complexity of human communication and human behaviors, in relation with interdisciplinary topics such as a sense of heritage, heritage interpretation and cultural consciousness in different contexts of contemporary and ancient societies
Marks-Block, Tony Indigenous ecological knowledge, California Indian land management, participatory action research, environmental justice, political ecology
Maull, Samuel manifestations of urban poverty in western cities; and how this manifestations e.g. gangs, female headed households etc. are related to the social and material environment in which they exist
Perera, Dilshanie post-war transformations of urban space, how conflict inheres in built environments, the politics and aesthetics of infrastructure, militarism outside conventional wartime categories, and how all of this affects sociality within cities
Silva, Nestor Extractivism and Development, State-owned Companies, Political Ecology and Economy, Critical Social Theory, Visual Anthropology, Colombia, Ecuador
Wirth, Ciara common property regimes, indigenous resource use, political ecology, traditional ecological knowledge, intercultural and bilingual education; Waodani Nation, Ecuadorian Amazon