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Faculty Fellow

Alan Kolata

Bernard E. and Ellen C. Sunny Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology and of Social Sciences in the College University of Chicago


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Kolata Leads ongoing interdisciplinary research projects studying human-environment interactions over the past 3000 years in the Lake Titicaca basin of Bolivia, on the north coast of Peru and most recently in Thailand and Cambodia. His recent research interests include comparative work on agroecological systems, human-environment interactions, the human dimension of global change, agricultural and rural development, and archaeology and ethnohistory, particularly in the Andean region.

To learn more about Alan Kolata's research and publications, please visit his profile page at the Department of Anthropology.


A cyclist stands in the street at Central Market in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Becoming Urban: Understanding the Urban Transformation of Migrants to Phnom Penh

2020 – 2024