CARI Researchers

Supervisory Personnel / Principal Investigators (PIs)

Mark Aldenderfer

Professor of Anthropology
Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts
University of California Merced, CA

Elizabeth N. Arkush

Professor of Anthropology
University of PittsburghPittsburgh, PA

Cecilia Chavez Justo, Lic.

Independent archaeologist/ceramic specialist
Puno, Peru

Edmundo de la Vega, Lic.

Professor of Anthropology
Universidad Nacional del AltiplanoPuno, Peru

Randall Haas

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
University of Wyoming

Sarah Kennedy

Postdoctoral Fellow in Archaeology
Carleton CollegeNorthfield, MN

Nathaniel Kitchel

Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology
University of DartmouthHanover, NH

Elizabeth A. Klarich

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Smith CollegeNorthampton, MA

Cynthia Klink

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Anthropology
SUNYOneonta, NY

BrieAnna Langlie

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Karl La Favre

Research Associate
University of CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA

Abigail R. Levine

Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA

Cristina Moya

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
University of CaliforniaDavis, CA

Aimee M. Plourde

Honorary Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of SheffieldSheffield, UK

Carol A. Schutze

Principal Investigator for Cultural Resources in the Western US
WestLand Resources Inc.

Benjamin Smith 

Associate Professor of Human Development
Sonoma State UniversityRoehnert Park, CA

Charles S. Stanish

Institute for the Advanced Study of Culture and the Environment
Professor of Anthropology
University of South FloridaTampa, FL
Member, National Academy of Sciences (elected 2010)

Matt Velasco

Assistant Professor of  Anthropology
Cornell UniversityIthaca, NY

Researchers / Graduate Students

Erika M. Brant

Doctoral Student, University of Virginia
Committee chair: Steven Plog
Topic: Archaeology of the Late Intermediate Period in the Lake Titicaca Basin. The Role of Ancestor Veneration in the Centralization of Political Power.

Ryan Smith

Doctoral Student, University of Pittsburgh
Committee chair: Elizabeth Arkush
Topic: Exchange and Interaction in the late pre-Hispanic Titicaca Basin.