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Zachary Nissen

PhD Candidate in Anthropology | GSS TA 2018-19

Zachary (Zach) Nissen is a PhD candidate in Anthropology at Northwestern University and is pursuing certificates in Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS) and Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS). His dissertation research involves archaeological and ethnographic field work at the ancient Maya city of Aventura, in the Corozal district of northern Belize. Zach draws on theories of space/place, everyday life, and affect to assess how inequalities shape ordinary people’s experiences of the ancient city’s landscape in the distant past as well as the present, and investigates the ways these experiences inform people’s understanding of themselves, their community, and local history/heritage.


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