Third Year Cohort

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.
Dedrick, Elandre child labor, narratives of development, the nature of exploitation, and the experience of economic marginalization
Holley-Kline, Samuel Mexican archaeology, historical archaeology, cultural heritage, disciplinary histories, and ethnographic methods
Issavi, Justine Archaeological theory, Neolithic, Central Anatolian societies, spatial analysis, sociality of space
Marks-Block, Tony California Indian subsistence ecology, Anthropogenic broadcast fire, Indigenous livelihoods, Fire ecology and pyrogeography, 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
Papazian, Sabrina Heritage and museum management, tourism, heritage and conflict, diasporas and identity, globalization, and the trade in illicit antiquities
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
Phelps, Dana Heritage politics, religious extremism, Turkish foreign policy, human rights policy, histories of trauma, post-conflict reconstruction, Mediterranean archaeology
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
Zhou, Grace The emerging forms of modern empire and local intimacies in the transnational flow of goods, peoples, and capital.