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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.
Andean archaeology, empire, colonialism and post-colonialism, urbanism, identity, memory, indigeneity, collapse, spatial theory, architecture and landscape history, museum studies, cultural heritage management
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. 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. Carbondale, IL: Center for Archaeological Investigations, 2016.
Santos, Carla Almeida, and Kari A. Zobler. "The Bridge on the River Elbe: World Heritage in a Modern City." Annals of Tourism Research, vol. 39, no. 1, 2012, p. 484-486.
Zobler, Kari A. Review of Women Travellers in the Near East by Sarah Searight. Religious Studies Review, vol. 33, no. 2, 2007, p. 138.
Zobler, Kari A. Review of Mosaics as History: The Near East from Late Antiquity to Islam by G.W. Bowersock. Religious Studies Review, vol. 33, no. 2, 2007, p. 135.
Zobler, Kari A. Review of The City of Ugarit at Tell Ras Shamra by Marguerite Yon. Religious Studies Review 33 2 2007, p. 135-136.
Zobler, Kari A. Review of Damascus: A History by Ross Burns. Religious Studies Review, vol. 33, no. 1, 2007, p. 60-61.
Zobler, Kari A, Review of The Rise of Bronze Age Society: Travels, Transmissions and Transformations by Kristian Kristiansen, by Thomas Larsson. Religious Studies Review, vol. 33, no. 1, 2007, p. 62-63.
Zobler, Kari A. "‘Dead Cities’ & Living Communities: Syrian Archaeological Heritage Management." Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, New York: Springer, 2014.