Visiting Lecturers

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  • Sowparnika Balaswaminathan

    Sowparnika Balaswaminathan

    Visiting Lecturer

    PhD in Anthropology, UC San Diego

    Research Interests: ethnographic & art museums, South Asian artisans, discourse, and ethics


    Spring 2019    ANTH 21: Race and Racisms

  • Jon Bialecki

    Jon Bialecki

    Visiting Lecturer
    Ph.D. in Anthropology, UC San Diego

    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.


    Winter 2019    ANTH 1: Introduction to Culture

  • Jana Fortier

    Jana Fortier

    Visiting Lecturer
    Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Research interests: Archaeology of Asia, pre-agricultural foraging societies, cultural resilience, identity and ethnicity, traditional and folk arts, ethnobotany, museum studies, theories of nature/culture, nomadism, biocultural diversity, endangered societies, South Asia, Western North America.


    Winter 2019    ANAR 124 Archaeology of Asia

    Spring 2019    ANSC 114 Food and Culture in South Asia (India and Nepal)


  • Jan D. Hauck

    Jan D. Hauck

    Visiting lecturer from UCLA
    Ph.D. in Anthropology, UCLA

    Research interests: language ideologies; language socialization; language contact; language endangerment and revitalization; language and cognition; phenomenology; attention/perception; metalinguistic awareness; ethics/morality; narrative; hunter-gatherers; Lowland South America; Paraguay

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    Fall 2018    ANSC 118: Language and Culture

  • Caroline Lew

    Caroline Lew

    Visiting Lecturer/Postdoctoral Scholar in Anthropology
    Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology, UC San Diego

    Research Interests: Human brain evolution, comparative neuroanatomy, social brain networks, human neural diversity and neuropathology, Williams syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders, amygdala, prefrontal cortex


    Fall 2018       ANBI 159: Biological & Cultural Perspective on Intelligence

  • Maria C. Marchetto (Carol)

    Maria C. Marchetto (Carol)

    Visiting Lecturer from Salk Institute
    Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of São Paulo, SP, Brazil

    Research Interests: Human and non human primate evolution, stem cell culture systems to study neuronal development using human and non human primate cells, induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) models from individuals with neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric conditions (ex. Autism and Bipolar Disorder), differences on molecular evolution of primates and consequences to neuronal function, cellular models for neuroinflammation and stress.


    Fall 2018       ANBI 100: Brain and Science of Meditation (Special Topic)

  • Olga L. Olivas Hernandez

    Olga L. Olivas Hernandez

    Visiting Lecturer
    Ph.D. Social Sciences with emphasis in Social Anthropology, El Centro de Investigación y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS)


    Fall 2018        ANSC 106: Global Health: Indigenous Medicines in Latin America

    Winter 2019   ANSC 151: US-Mexico Border Ethnographies

    Spring 2019   ANSC 121: Psychological Anthropology

  • Amy Rothschild

    Amy Rothschild

    Visiting Lecturer
    Ph.D. in Anthropology, UC San Diego

    Research Interests: political violence, postcolonialism, nationalism, collective memory and human rights (particularly transitional justice).


    Fall 2018        ANTH 21: Race and Racisms (A)

    Winter 2019    ANTH 21: Race and Racisms (A)

  • Paula Saravia

    Paula Saravia

    Visiting 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.


    Fall 2018          ANSC 105: Global Health and Inequality (Crosslist GLBH 105)
                             ANSC148: Global Health and Cultural Diversity (Crosslist GLBH 148)

    Winter 2019      ANSC 144. Immigrant and Refugee Health

  • Alex Stewart

    Alex Stewart

    Visiting Lecturer
    Ph.D. in Anthropology, UC San Diego

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


    Fall 2018        ANTH 23 : Debating Multiculturalism

    Winter 2019    ANTH 23: Debating Multiculturalism

    Spring 2019    ANTH 23: Debating Multiculturalism