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Lisa J Lucero

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Contact Information

Department of Anthropology
607 S Mathews Ave.
M/C 148
Urbana, IL 61801

Professor, Anthropology, Program in Medieval Studies

Research Interests

Classic Maya, ritual, political power, climate change, sustainability


Ph.D., UCLA, 1994

Awards and Honors

AAAS Fellow
President, Archaeology Division, American Anthropological Association (2017-2019)

Additional Campus Affiliations

Professor, Anthropology
Professor, Program in Medieval Studies
Professor, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Professor, Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment

Honors & Awards

AAAS Fellow
President, Archaeology Division, American Anthropological Association (2017-2019)

Recent Publications

Lucero, L. J. (2023). Ancient Maya reservoirs, constructed wetlands, and future water needs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 120(42), Article e2306870120.

Crumley, C. L., Murphy, J. T., Hritz, C., Isendahl, C., Nijhuis, S., Lucero, L. J., Meunier, J., Ostovar, P., Reichel, C., Scarborough, V. L., Sulas, F., & Thurston, T. L. (2022). If the Past Teaches, What Does the Future Learn? Ancient Urban Regions and the Durable Future. TU Delft.

Larmon, J. T., Lucero, L. J., & Valdez, Jr., F. (Eds.) (2022). Sustainability and Water Management in the Maya World and Beyond. University Press of Colorado.

Coningham, R., & Lucero, L. J. (2021). Urban Infrastructure, Climate Change, Disaster and Risk: Lessons from the Past for the Future. Journal of the British Academy, 9(s8), 79-114.

Lucero, L. J., & Gonzalez Cruz, J. (2020). Reconceptualizing Urbanism: Insights From Maya Cosmology: Insights From Maya Cosmology. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, 2(1), 1-15. Article 1.

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