Kari A. Zobler

 Kari Zobler

Contact Information

Department of Anthropology
309B Davenport Hall
607 S Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
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Biography

I am an anthropological archaeologist and doctoral candidate in Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I specialize in the late prehispanic Andes, with particular interest in social complexity, imperial expansion, and colonialism. I also have strong expertise in museums and heritage tourism in the modern Middle East and in the archaeology of Syria and Iran in the Bronze and Iron Ages.

Research Interests

  • Andean archaeology, empire, colonialism and post-colonialism, urbanism, identity, memory, indigeneity, collapse, spatial theory, architecture and landscape history, museum studies, cultural heritage management

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Selected Publications

Book Contributions

Zobler, Kari A Syrian National Museums: Regional Politics and the Imagined Community Contested Cultural Heritage: Religion, Nationalism, Erasure, and Exclusion in a Global World edited by Helaine Silverman. Syrian National Museums: Regional Politics and the Imagined Community Edited by Helaine Silverman, New York Springer 2011, p. 171-192.
Zobler, Kari A, and Richard C. Sutter A Tale of Two Cities: Continuity and Change following the Moche Collapse in the Jequetepeque Valley, Peru Beyond Collapse: Archaeological Perspectives on Resilience, Revitalization, and Transformation in Complex Societies, Proceedings of the 29th Annual Visiting Scholar Conference, 1-2 March 2013 edited by R. Faulseit. A Tale of Two Cities: Continuity and Change following the Moche Collapse in the Jequetepeque Valley, Peru Edited by R. Faulseit, Carbondale, IL Center for Archaeological Investigations 2016.

Journal Articles

Santos, Carla Almeida, and Kari A. Zobler The Bridge on the River Elbe: World Heritage in a Modern City Annals of Tourism Research 39 1 2012, p. 484-486.

Reviews

Zobler, Kari A Women Travellers in the Near East by Sarah Searight. Religious Studies Review 33 2 Source Author Sarah Searight, 2007, p. 138.
Zobler, Kari A Mosaics as History: The Near East from Late Antiquity to Islam by G.W. Bowersock. Religious Studies Review 33 2 Source Author G.W. Bowersock, 2007, p. 135.
Zobler, Kari A The City of Ugarit at Tell Ras Shamra by Marguerite Yon. Religious Studies Review 33 2 Source Author Marguerite Yon, 2007, p. 135-136.
Zobler, Kari A Damascus: A History by Ross Burns. Religious Studies Review 33 1 Source Author Ross Burns, 2007, p. 60-61.
Zobler, Kari A, The Rise of Bronze Age Society: Travels, Transmissions and Transformations by Kristian Kristiansen, by Thomas Larsson. Religious Studies Review 33 1 Source Author Kristian Kristiansen, Source Author Thomas Larsson, 2007, p. 62-63.

Encyclopedia Entries

Zobler, Kari A ‘Dead Cities’ & Living Communities: Syrian Archaeological Heritage Management Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology New York Springer 2014.