|2015 - Present||Associate Professor and Program Director of Anthropology and Sociology, Parkland College ‐ Social Sciences and Human Services|
|2012 - 2015||Assistant Professor of Anthropology; Program Director, Anthropology (2013-present), Parkland College ‐ Social Sciences and Human Services|
|2007 - 2010||Teaching Assistant (2007, 2009-2010); Instructor (2009), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ‐ Department of Anthropology|
|2000 - 2003||Adjunct Instructor, Universidad de Aquino Bolivia ‐ Department of Social Sciences, Social Science Research Institute|
Honors and Awards
- Tinker Field Research Award for Graduate Student Research in Latin America and Iberia. Awarded by the Tinker Foundation, through the Center of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Summer 2005.
- Due and Ferber International Research Award. Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program, UIUC. Academic Year 2006–2007.
- Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award. Fellowship awarded by the United Stated Department of Education. Academic Year 2007–2008.
- Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant. Awarded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. 2008.
- Wenner-Gren Enganged Anthropology Grant. Awarded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. 2013
- Illinois Consortium for International Studies Program, Short-term Faculty Exchange Program Awardee. Joensuu, Finland Exchange. Summer 2016.
- Anthropology 200: Introduction to Archaeology and Heritage Studies
- Anthropology 101: Introduction to Anthropology
- Anthropology 103: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
- Anthropology 289: Topics in Anthropology
- LAS 189: Introduction to Liberal Arts and Sciences
|May 2011||PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ‐ Department of Anthropology|
|1993||BA, Bryn Mawr College ‐ Anthropology|
Department of Social Sciences
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Champaign, IL 61821
Recent Works (1)
Review Essay: Aymara Indians Perspectives on Development, and State Theory in Andean Politics Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (2017)
Essay reviewing Aymara Indians Perspectives on Development in the Andes by Amy Eisenberg and State Theory in Andean Politics: New Approaches to the Study of Rule edited by Christopher Krupa and David Nugent. This work ...
Teaching Works (1)
Ethnographies of Parkland Student Life Anthropology 103 (2013)
The Ethnographies of Parkland Student Life project is part of the Ethnography of the University Initiative (EUI) house at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, that also includes the participation of courses from Illinois State ...
Desplazamientos urbanos: Modernidad e indigenismo de las mujeres del comercio informal en Cochabamba” [Urban displacements: Modernity and indigeneity of informal merchant women in Cochabamba] Ciudad sin fronteras: Multilocalidad urbano rural en Bolivia [City without borders: Urban rural multilocality in Bolivia] (2011)
Two Generations of Bolivian Female Vendors Ethnology (2010)
Indigenous market women in the Bolivian Andes have challenged ethnic-based notions of class in a highly stratified society by nurturing a reputation for successful entrepreneurship based on their marketing knowhow. Today, these market women embody ...
The Bennett Monolith: Archaeological Patrimony and Cultural Restitution in Bolivia The Handbook of South American Archaeology (2008)
This chapter is concerned with the links between the material culture of the ancient site of Tiwanaku and competing unifying ideologies of nationalism and indigenous pride in Bolivia. I narrate the story of the Bennett ...
Research Works (1)
Marketing indigeneity: identity negotiations of two generations of informal vending women in neoliberal Bolivia (2012)
This work is an ethnographic study about a group of informal market women who have crafted an alternative merchant middle class in Bolivia’s cities and who are called cholas; a term denoting a person of ...
The Value of Applied Experiences in Liberal Arts Curriculum Illinois Council of Community College Administrators Conference (2017)
Liberal arts in community colleges often provide little opportunity for students to experience the application of theory. Faculty from six disciplines share ideas for engaging students and discuss how applied curriculum can foster student success ...
Internationalizing the Curriculum Global Studies Initiatives in Anthropology and Sociology (2017)
This interactive presentation describes the experiences of faculty in the anthropology and sociology departments, along with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Parkland College, as they redesign courses to incorporate more international ...