Visiting Lecturers

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  • 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.



  • 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.


    Fall 2019 ANSC 169 Culture and Environment
    Winter 2020 None
    Spring 2020 ANSC 165 Contemporary of South Asia
  • 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 2019 ANSC 105 Global Health and Inequality (crosslist GLBH 105)
    Winter 2020 ANSC 106 Global Health: Indigenious Medicines in Latin America
    Spring 2020 ANSC 121 Psychological Anthropology
  • Ian W. N. Jones

    Ian W. N. Jones

    Visiting Lecturer

    Ph.D in Anthropology, UC San Diego

    Research interests: Archaeology of the medieval Middle East, Levantine archaeology, digital/cyber-archaeology, human-environment interactions, labor, production systems, copper production, sugar production, rural/village life, political economy, mineral resource exploitation, social archaeology, ceramics

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    Fall 2019 ANTH 21 Race and Racisms
    ANAR 121 Cyber-Archaeology and World Digital Cultural Heritage
    Winter 2020 ANTH 106 Climate and Civilization
    ANAR 118 Archaeology of the UC San Diego Campus
    Spring 2020 ANTH 108 Indigenous Peoples, Extractive Development, and Climate Change
    ANTH 109 Climate Change, Cultural Heritage and Vulnerability
  • 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 2019 ANTH 23 Debating Multiculturalism (A)
    ANSC 137 Chinese Popular Religion
    Winter 2020 ANTH 23 Debating Multiculturalism (A)
    ANTH 23 Debating Multiculturalism (B)
    Spring 2020 ANTH 23 Debating Multiculturalism (TBD Section)
    ANSC 147 Global Health and the Environment (Crosslist GLBH 147)
  • Paula Saravia (Affiliated Lecturer)

    Paula Saravia (Affiliated Lecturer)

    Visiting Lecturer in Global Health Program
    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 2019 GLBH 20 Introduction to Global Health
    GLBH 212 Experiencing Epidemics: Anthropologies of Infectious Diseases
    Winter 2020 GLBH 142 Ethnographies of the Clinic
    GLBH 150A GLBH Capstone Seminar I
    Spring 2020 GLBH 20 Introduction to Global Health
    GLBH 150B GLBH Capstone Seminar II