Elana Resnick, Lab Director
As a second-year student at UCSB, I am pursuing a Mathematical Sciences major with minors in Statistical Sciences and Anthropology. Ever since I took "Intro to Cultural Anthropology" with Professor Resnick, my perspective on race, gender, family, child development, and waste has changed profoundly. This experience has sparked my interest in anthropological research, where I hope to learn more about the diversity and development of people and society at large.
I am in my first year at the University of California, Santa Barbara and plan to pursue a B.S. in Ecology & Evolution and a B.A. in Anthropology. My research interests broadly include studying how environmental factors, cultural beliefs, and infrastructure affect disease spread and human health. Within the IIRG Lab, I am specifically interested in how Eastern European cultural beliefs about nuclear energy interact with natural and urban environments.
I am heading into my fourth year at UC Santa Barbara. I am majoring in Anthropology with a Cultural Anthropology emphasis. My research interests include Eastern Europe (specifically Bulgaria), folklore, rituals, and post-socialist identity
I am currently a second year at UC Santa Barbara as a Global Studies major and Anthropology minor. My research interest includes urban infrastructure, the impact of globalization, sweatshops, and the impact culture has on language.
I am a third year Sociocultural Anthropology major at UCSB. I have deeply loved being a part of the Anthropology department here at UCSB and hope to make the most of every academic opportunity I have while I am here. As part of the IIRG lab I focus on nuclear energy infrastructure and postsocialism in Bulgaria.
I recently graduated from UCSB with a degree in Biological Anthropology. I am passionate about understanding how the human body has evolved and developed in conjunction with our ecological and cultural surroundings. My research areas of interest include: public health access in Latin America, industrial anthropology, waste and material culture, race and health.
I graduated from UCSB in the spring of 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. I am currently applying to graduate school to achieve my masters degree in Anthropology. I want to use my degree to study ancient Africa in particular the people of Cameroon and Ghana which is where my ancestors are from.
I am currently in my fourth year at UCSB, majoring in Cultural Anthropology with a minor in History. My research interests include: the US/Mexico Border, racialization, migration, urban infrastructure, and activism. After graduation, I plan on moving to Washington D.C. to pursue work in historic preservation and cultural resource management.
I am currently a fourth-year student at UC Santa Barbara. I am a Cultural Anthropology major with a minor in Education. I am attentive to learning about different societies and the experiences of structural inequalities that arise from different forms of infrastructure. My research interests include migration, race, waste, and education.
I’m a UCSB alumnus and current member of the MAPSS (Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences) Sociocultural Anthropology Cohort at the University of Chicago. My thesis research centers around the formation and mobilization of political and civic identities within religious spaces, and I am tangentially interested in issues of inclusion and access in the context of community building and change-making.