Visiting Lecturers & Professors

  • Melanie Beasley | Lecturer

    Melanie Beasley | Lecturer

    Ph.D. in Anthropology/Spec Anthropogeny, UC San Diego | mbeasley@ucsd.edu

    Research Interests: Biological anthropology, stable isotope ecology, human-environment interactions, paleoanthropology, human evolution, bioarchaeology, prehistoric diet and health, stable isotope forensics for predicting region-of-origin and human versus non-human bone identification

    Teaching

    Fall 2016: ANTH 2, ANBI 159

    Winter 2017: ANTH 102, ANBI 111

    Spring 2017: ANTH 42, ANBI 145

  • Jon Bialecki | Lecturer

    Jon Bialecki | Lecturer

    Ph.D. in Anthropology, UC San Diego | jbialecki@ucsd.edu

    Research Interests: Anthropology of North America, Anthropological Study of Christianity, Pentecostal and charismatic Christianity, Anthropology of Mormonism, Science and Religion. Sociocultural anthropology, anthropology of religion, anthropological theories of subject and self, anthropology of temporality, political anthropology, politics and religion, political theology, language ideology, linguistic anthropology, anthropological theory, anthropology and ontology, continental psychoanalytic theory.

    Teaching

    Spring 2017: ANSC 100

  • Esin Duzel | Lecturer

    Esin Duzel | Lecturer

    Ph.D. in Anthropology, UC San Diego | eduzel@ucsd.edu

    Research Interests: Anthropology of War and Violence, Sexuality and Gender Studies, Postcolonialism and Decolonization, Critical Cultural Studies of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Political Anthropology, Feminist Theory, Anthropology of Body and Emotions, Trauma, Loss and Memory, Kurdish Studies

    Teaching

    Winter 2017: ANTH 1, ANTH 23

    Spring 2017: ANTH 23

  • Jana Fortier | Lecturer

    Jana Fortier | Lecturer

    Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Madison | jfortier@ucsd.edu

    Research Interests: Cultural resilience, economic anthropology, environmental anthropology, sociolinguistics, hunter-gatherer studies, cultural & agriculture, ethnobotany, folk arts, museum studies, endangered societies, South Asia, Western North America, Andean South America.

    Teaching

    Spring 2017: ANAR 124

  • Cassandra Hartblay | Lecturer

    Cassandra Hartblay | Lecturer

    Ph.D. in Medical and Cultural Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | chartblay@ucsd.edu

    Research Interests: Cultural resilience, economic anthropology, environmental anthropology, sociolinguistics, hunter-gatherer studies, cultural & agriculture, ethnobotany, folk arts, museum studies, endangered societies, South Asia, Western North America, Andean South America.

    Teaching

    Spring 2017: ANSC 173
  • Nofit Itzahk | Lecturer

    Nofit Itzahk | Lecturer

    Ph.D. in Anthropology, UC San Diego | nitzhak@ucsd.edu

    Research Interests: Psychological and cultural anthropology; religion; intersubjectivity and sociality; materiality; embodiment; language; ethics and morality; humanitarianism, development, and NGOs; therapeutic process and discourse; shamanism; France, Rwanda, United States

    Teaching

    Fall 2016: ANTH 23, ANSC 121

    Spring 2017: ANTH 23, ANSC 164

  • Julia Klimova | Lecturer

    Julia Klimova | Lecturer

    Ph.D. in Anthropology, UC San Diego | jklimova@ucsd.edu

    Research Interests: Anthropology and Sociology of Religion, Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Religion and Globalization, Immigrant Churches in America, Race in America, Identity, Ritual and Pilgrimage, Media and Religion, Parish and Congregational Studies, Russian History and Culture

    Teaching

    Fall 2016: ANTH 21

    Winter 2017: ANTH 23, ANSC 120

  • Marni LaFleur | Lecturer

    Marni LaFleur | Lecturer

    Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Colorado Boulder | mlafleur@ucsd.edu

    Research Interests: biological anthropology, human and primate evolution, osteology, conservation

    Teaching

    Fall 2016: ANBI 148

    Winter 2017: ANBI 133

  • Olga Olivas Hernandez | Lecturer

    Olga Olivas Hernandez | Lecturer

    Ph.D. Social Sciences with emphasis in Social Anthropology, El Centro de Investigación y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS) | oolivashernandez@ucsd.edu

    Teaching

    Winter 2017: ANSC 106

    Spring 2017: ANSC 151

  • Paula Saravia | Lecturer

    Paula Saravia | Lecturer

    Ph.D. in Anthropology, UC San Diego

    Research Interests: Global Health and Inequality, Racisms, Gender, Health and Development, Indigenous Medicines, Cultural Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, History of Medicine, Latin America.

    Teaching

    Summer 2017 Session I: ANSC 105
  • Andrew Somerville | Lecturer

    Andrew Somerville | Lecturer

    Ph.D. in Anthropology, UC San Diego | asomervi@ucsd.edu

    Research Interests: Human ecology, resilience, food and diet, human-animal interactions, social-environmental systems, interregional

    interactions, stable isotope analysis

    Teaching

    Fall 2016: ANAR 100

  • Alexander Stewart | Lecturer

    Alexander Stewart | Lecturer

    Ph.D. in Anthropology, UC San Diego | a1stewar@ucsd.edu

    Research Interests: Islamic revival, ethnic identity in modern China, multiculturalism, cultural anthropology, East Asian societies, Chinese American culture, anthropology of religion, transnational identities

    Teaching

    Fall 2016: ANTH 23

  • Assaf Yasur-Landau | Visiting Professor

    Assaf Yasur-Landau | Visiting Professor

    Ph.D. in Archaeology, Tel Aviv University

    Visiting from University of Haifa (Haifa, Israel)

    Research Interests: Social Archaeology, Bronze and Iron Age Archaeology of the Levant, Underwater Archaeology

    Teaching

    Spring 2017: ANAR 165, ANTH 265