Visiting Assistant Professor, Anthropology
"I am a socio-cultural anthropologist of the Central American region and its diasporas. I write on revolution and its afterlives, authoritarian populism, and the confluences of politics with structures of desire, affect and aesthetics. My larger conceptual interests are in political theology, generational difference, political violence, and feminist and queer imaginaries of the future."
Luciana earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University and a B.A. from Princeton University; click here to learn more about Luciana.
Assistant Professor; LSA Collegiate Fellow
"My primary focus is on understanding the diversity of human appearance, particularly hair and skin variation. My research lies at the intersection of human biology, biometric technology, dermatology, and aims to understand the broader implications of human variation across diverse populations. In my previous interdisciplinary collaborations, I have investigated the evolutionary advantages of tightly curled hair and developed standardized methodologies for studying hair curvature and cross-sectional shape. My ongoing work features strong interdisciplinary elements, bringing together experts from population genetics, computer science, dermatology, forensics, and more."
Tina earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Penn State University and a B.A. from the University of Cambridge; click here to learn more about Tina.