The Department of Anthropology is pleased to welcome Dr. Gabriel Sanchez, who joins us as a Research Associate after completing his doctorate in anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Sanchez is part of the inaugural class of the College of Social Science Dean’s Research Associate Program, which was established in 2018 and currently supports four distinguished research associates. This program promotes an inclusive scholarly environment, in which outstanding scholars in the social sciences support the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the academy.
Dr. Sanchez is an indigenous and environmental archaeologist whose research investigates the ancient fisheries of the central California coast in collaboration with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and California State Parks. Through eco-archaeological analyses of animal remains from archaeological sites, Dr. Sanchez and his collaborators produce data relevant to contemporary fisheries management and information pertinent to the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band which informs cultural revitalization and stewardship.09.27.19