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Kristin Koptiuch

Associate Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 3051
Biography

Kristin Koptiuch is a cultural anthropologist and urban ethnographer who tries to practice anthropology as much performance art as social science. She is associate professor of anthro in the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences in the unique New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at ASU’s West campus in sizzling-but-it's-a-dry-heat Phoenix. Her interdisciplinary research and teaching interests focus on global urbanism, transnational migration, diversity and inequality--but she's also a bit of a technophile and aficionado of visual ethnography and digital humanities. Koptiuch’s teaching infuses social justice and human rights themes throughout her courses, and her current work on global cities and transnational migration complements the many pressing social justice issues that confront local and global communities. She has published about her research on Egyptian artisans in Cairo, the "cultural defense" legal strategy used in criminal cases of gender/sexual violence involving US diaspora Asians, the effects of US "third-worlding," and recent projects probe psychopathic space in London, new mobilities in the Mediterranean, taquerias conversas and other modes of visualizing immigrant Phoenix. She voyaged around the world on a ship when she taught on the Semester at Sea in fall 2006, and has scarcely stopped traveling since. Koptiuch directed the Costa Rica & Central American Studies summer study abroad program for three years, joined a couple of Mexico delegations with Witness for Peace studying the roots of migration, and taught Urban Visual Anthropology at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China. She is an advocate for global education and adapts pedagogy to convey in her classroom the incredible I-was-there immersion experience of global travel and first-hand fieldwork discovery to enrich student understanding about their local/global community. Her service engagement includes leadership roles and much curriculum work at multiple levels; she has served on community boards such as the Community Outreach and Advocacy for Refugees (COAR) and Ubiquity (ASU faculty and staff supporting LGBTQ issues), was a key contributor to several Border Justice events at West campus, and was proud faculty advisor to @west news, an award-winning, student initiated and directed, independently financed biweekly newspaper at West campus (2010-2012). She fancies herself a cultural sleuth sussing out public secrets…

For more info visit kristinkoptiuch.com and Academia.edu

Check out fascinating student-produced web portfolios:

Education

PhD 1989      University of Texas at Austin

MA 1979        University of Texas at Austin

BA  1973        State University of New York at Binghamton

Also: 2013      International Urban Photography Summer School, University of London Goldsmiths

         1975-77 American University in Cairo

Videos
Short videos from ASU's Costa Rica & Central American Studies summer study abroad program
Research Interests

Cultural anthropology, global urbanism, transnational migration, diversity and inequality, visual ethnography, digital humanities

Publications
Research Activity

Visualizing Immigrant Phoenix

An Urban Visual Ethnographic Collaborative

Flying below the radar of official planning instruments and public acknowledgement, migrants have been busily transforming our collective urban environment. They’ve revived stagnant neighborhood economies, brought vibrant, magical-realist redesign to the cityscape, added colorful cultural flair to the city’s subdued design palette, and transnationalized Phoenix urbanism with local outcroppings of global religions, cuisines, cultures. This collaborative project with ASU undergraduates aims to make visible this contribution and bring immigrants squarely to the center of conversations envisioning shared urban futures in Phoenix, Arizona. Launched fall 2016, ongoing NCUIRE project. Presented as an exhibition at the Society for Applied Anthropology meetings in Santa Fe (March 2017) and at the 2017 Research & Creative Project Symposium, ASU West campus (April), where the exhibit was awarded 1st Place for Best NCUIRE Presented Research or Creative Project!

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 311Prin of Social Anthropology
JHR 592Research
JHR 593Applied Project
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 328Migration and Culture
ASB 340Migration and Culture
ASB 442Global Cities
SBS 460Global Cities
SBS 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
JHR 598Special Topics
MAS 598Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 311Prin of Social Anthropology
SBS 492Honors Directed Study
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 328Migration and Culture
ASB 340Migration and Culture
ASB 442Global Cities
SBS 460Global Cities
SBS 499Individualized Instruction
SOC 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
MAS 598Special Topics
JHR 598Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 311Prin of Social Anthropology
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 328Migration and Culture
ASB 340Migration and Culture
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SBS 301Cultural Diversity
ASB 311Prin of Social Anthropology
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 328Migration
ASB 340Migration and Culture
ASB 442Urban Anthropology
SBS 460Urban Studies
MAS 598Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SBS 301Cultural Diversity
ASB 311Prin of Social Anthropology
Presentations
  • Kristin Koptiuch and students, Visualizing Immigrant Phoenix: An Urban Visual Ethnographic Collaborative Exhibition. Exhibit presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology conference, Santa Fe, NM, March 28-April 1, 2017.
  • Kristin Koptiuch. Current Facts About US & Global Migration. Faculty Teach-In, ASU West campus, Dec 1, 2016.
  • Kristin Koptiuch. Invited talk, Taquerias Conversas: Latinx Immigrants Remake Metro Phoenix. Cesar Chavez Day event, sponsored by Hispanic Honors Society. ASU West campus, April 1, 2016.
  • Kristin Koptiuch. Taquerías Conversas: Latino Immigrants and Urban Change in Phoenix. Salon on the US Southwest with two others from ASU West. The Bookworm Chengdu, Chengdu, China, July 8, 2016.
  • Kristin Koptiuch. Taquerías Conversas: Digital Visualization of Latino Immigrant Impact on Arizona Cityscapes. HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) 2016 Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, May 11-14, 2016.
  • Kristin Koptiuch. Psychopathic Space in London: Deciphering Clues of Spatial Violence and a New Urban Imaginary in the Global City. Urban Affairs Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, March 16-19, 2016.
  • Kristin Koptiuch. Psychopathic Space in London. Faculty Colloquium, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, ASU West campus, Phoenix, AZ, February 2 (Feb 2016).
  • Kristin Koptiuch. This Is Not a Ship: Mobile Borders, Istanbul Modern, Transnational Surreal. American Anthropological Association annual meetings, Denver, Nov 18-22 (Nov 2015).
  • Kristin Koptiuch. Architecture and Affect: Diasporic Avatars Remake the Urban Imaginary in Metro Phoenix. Urban Affairs Association Conference, Miami, April 8-11 (Apr 2015).
  • Kristin Koptiuch. Hijacking Digital Technologies to Expand Models of Humanities Research. Digital Futures for Humanities Research, ASU Institute for Humanities Research Faculty Seminar Series (Oct 2014).
  • Kristin Koptiuch. Psychopathic Space. (On Panel: One City, Multiple Stories: Visual Narratives of London Urbanism.). Royal Anthropological Institute conf: Anthropology & Photography. British Museum, London, May 29-31 (May 2014).
  • Kristin Koptiuch. Psychopathic Space. Panel: One City, Multiple Stories: Visual Narratives of London Urbanism. Royal Anthropological Institute conf: Anthropology & Photography. British Museum, London, May 29-31 (May 2014).
  • Kristin Koptiuch. Using Social Media Tool "Vine" to Visualize Urban Change. (On Panel: The Six Second Session: Experimenting with Social Media and Visual Anthropology.). Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, March 18-22 (Mar 2014).
  • Kristin Koptiuch. Using Social Media Tool "Vine" to Visualize Urban Change. (On Panel: The Six Second Session: Experimenting with Social Media and Visual Anthropology.). Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, March 18-22 (Mar 2014).
  • Kristin Koptiuch. Psychopathic Space. (Photo essay presentation). International Urban Photography Summer School, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, August 31 (Aug 2013).
  • Kristin Koptiuch. Instant Webmasters: Creating Web Portfolios to Enhance Digital Literacy (Invited Workshop). Summer Institute in Digital Literacy, University of Rhode Island, July 14-19 (Jul 2013).
  • Nabil Kamel, Gabriel Díaz-Montemayor, Kristin Koptiuch. Learning From the Margin: Counter-Sprawl Tactics. Retrofitting Sprawl Symposium, ASU Phoenix Urban Research Lab, Phoenix (Apr 2012).
  • Kristin Koptiuch. A Tsunami Of Homes: Gentrification-by-Subdivision, Foreclosure Devastation, and Other Unnatural Disasters in South Phoenix. Urban Affairs Association conference, New Orleans, March 16-19 (Mar 2011).
  • Kristin Koptiuch. Urban Vertigo in Phoenix. Lightening talk (pecha kucha). Spatial Frontiers 2010, Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship, Scholars' Lab, U of Virginia (May 2010).
  • Kristin Koptiuch. Urban Vertigo in Phoenix: Protagonists Stage the Edge City. Urban Affairs Association Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI, March 10-13, 2010 (Mar 2010).
  • Kristin Koptiuch. Urban Vertigo in Phoenix: Protagonists Stage the Edge City. Urban Affairs Association Annual Conference, "Sustaining Cities in a Time of Globalization" Honolulu (Mar 2010).
  • Kristin Koptiuch. FUSE: What Can We Learn from Portraits of Refugee Households in Metropolitan Phoenix?. Invited talk amidst exhibit by photographer Eliza Gregory , Museum of Anthropology, ASU Tempe (Apr 2008).
  • Koptiuch, Kristin. A Tsunami of Homes: Gentrification-By-Subdivision and Other Unnatural Disasters in South Phoenix. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Anthropology of North America (Apr 2007).
  • Koptiuch, Kristin. Learning From South Phoenix Ethnic Communities. Capstone Studio, Invited presentation (Feb 2007).
  • Koptiuch, Kristin. Urbanism along the Transnational Edge. Graduate seminar on Urbanism, School of Human Evolution & Social Change (Mar 2006).
  • Koptiuch, Kristin. Show Me the Migrant: Migration & Globalization in the Euro-Mediterranean and US-Mexico Border Regions. Keynote Speaker, Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics (Jan 2006).
  • Koptiuch, Kristin. The Space of Culture: Learning From South Phoenix. "Culture of Space" course, guest lecture (Sep 2005).
  • Koptiuch, Kristin. Comparative Migration Issues From the Euro-Mediterranean "Border". Departmental Research Colloquium (Feb 2005).
  • Koptiuch, Kristin. Panelist on race and gentrification in Katrina's aftermath in New Orleans. Hurricane Katrina: the Aftermath
Service
  • IHR Nexus Lab: Growing Transdisciplinary Collaborations for Meaningful Change., Member, Advisory Board (2014 - 2015)
  • Anthropology Articulation Task Force, Host and ASU West campus Representative (2014 - 2015)
  • Office of Interdisciplinary Global Learning and Engagement (IGLE), Member, Advisory Committee (2014 - 2015)
  • ACETS Evaluator for Anthropology, Evaluator (2014 - 2015)
  • Code for PHX, Member, Social Justice/Education Committee (2014 - 2015)
  • PHXGeo, Member (2014 - 2015)
  • Olive Branch Productions, Detroit, Cultural Sleuth (consultant) (2014 - 2015)
  • Cool Anthropology, blog, Contributor (2014 - 2015)
  • Geoforum, Refereed article (2014 - 2014)
  • SEISMiC (Symposium on Equity & Inclusion in Social Media and Internet Communication), Participant (2014 - 2014)
  • Workshop: An Introduction to Mapping Humanities Data with Google Tools. IHR Nexus Lab, Participant (2014 - 2014)
  • Anthropology & Photography Conference, Royal Anthropological Institute, Presenter, panel co-convener, chair (2014 - 2014)
  • Day of DH (Digital Humanities), Participant (2014 - 2014)
  • THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp),, Participant (2014 - 2014)
  • Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Presenter (2014 - 2014)
  • Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Attended (2013 - 2013)
  • Digital Mapping Workshop. ASU Institute for Humanities Research, Participant (2013 - 2013)
  • Panel accepted for Anthropology and Photography Conference, British Museum, London, May 29-31, 2014., Panel co-convenor (with Akanksha Mehta, School of Oriental and African Languages) (2013 - 2013)
  • Law & Society, Refereed article (2013 - 2013)
  • Symposium, Chile: Looking Back, Moving Forward. New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, Attended (2013 - 2013)
  • International Urban Photography Summer School, at Goldsmiths, University of London, Participant (2013 - 2013)
  • Summer Institute in Digital Literacy, University of Rhode Island, Providence, Participant and Invited Workshop presenter (2013 - 2013)
  • Politics of Space and Spectacle in Istanbul, CIEE International Faculty Development Seminar, Participant delegate (2013 - 2013)
  • @west news, student-produced independent newspaper and nonprofit corporation, Faculty Advisor and Board of Directors member (2013 - 2013)
  • ACETS Evaluator for Anthropology, Evaluator (2013 - 2013)
  • ASU Anthropology Coordinating Committee, West campus representative (2013 - 2013)
  • Otaku Club (learning Japanese culture through Japanese media), Faculty Advisor (2013 - 2013)
  • Ubiquity: ASU Staff & Faculty LGBT Org. supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender issues, Member, Board of Directors (2013 - 2013)
  • 2013 Costa Rica & Central American Studies summer study abroad program, Faculty director (2013 - 2013)
  • Volunteer, Market on the Move, Volunteer (2013 - 2013)
  • @west news, student-run independent biweekly newspaper & nonprofit corporation, serving West campus., Faculty Advisor and Board of Directors member (01-2012 - 2012)
  • Anthropology Articulation Task Force. Annual meeting 9/28/12, Scottsdale Community College, Representative, statewide (01-2012 - 2012)
  • Costa Rica & Central American Studies summer study abroad program, Faculty Director (01-2012 - 2012)
  • Otaku Club (focuses on learning Japanese culture through Japanese media), Faculty Advisor (01-2012 - 2012)
  • Ubiquity: ASU Staff & Faculty LGBT Org supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender issues, Member, Board of Directors (01-2012 - 2012)
  • Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, November 15-19, Attended (2012 - 2012)
  • Symposium, Memory and Countermemory: For an Open Future, Attended (2012 - 2012)
  • Paula Rothenberg, ed. White Privilege: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism, Invited reviewer for new fifth edition, Worth Publishers (2012 - 2012)
  • Conference, Realizing the Economic Strength of Our 21st Century Border: Trade, Education, and Jobs, Attended (2012 - 2012)
  • Literature of Propaganda, forthcoming by Gale/Cengage Learning, Refereed book chapter on I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala, (2012 - 2012)
  • ASU Digital Humanities Initiative Planning Group, Member (2012 - 2012)
  • NCIAS Curriculum Committee, Chair (2012 - 2012)
  • Anthropology Articulation Task Force, Representative (2011 - 2012)
  • Otaku Club (focuses on learning Japanese culture through the representation of Japanese media), Faculty Advisor, ASU Student Club (2011 - 2012)
  • Ubiquity:ASU Staff & Faculty LGBT Organization supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender issues, Member, Board of Directors (2011 - 2012)
  • Director’s Advisory Council, Social Sciences Representative, Division of Social & Behavioral Sciences (2011 - 2012)
  • New College Curriculum Committee, Chair (2011 - 2012)
  • Director’s Advisory Council, Social Sciences Representative (01-2012 - 2012)
  • Symposium, [Im]migration & Movement: People, Ideas and Social Worlds, Attended (2012 - 2012)
  • Border Justice Events planning committee of faculty and student clubs, Member (01-2012 - 2012)
  • Symposium, Legally Gay, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, March 9, Attended (2012 - 2012)
  • Memory & Countermemory: Memorializing an Open Future, Attended (2011 - 2011)
  • PURL JAM: Urban Visual Research Exhibition, ASU Phoenix Urban Research Lab, Phoenix, October 7, Attended (2011 - 2011)
  • ThinK lecture, Andrew Ross (NYU), Urban Sustainability in the Age of Climate Justice, 10/25, Coordinator for New College event (2011 - 2011)
  • ASU Anthropology Coordinating Committee, West campus representative (2011 - 2011)
  • Director’s Advisory Council, Social Sciences Representative, Division of Social & Behavioral Sciences (2011 - 2011)
  • Geospatial Humanities Working Group, Participant (2011 - 2011)
  • New College Curriculum Committee, Chair (2011 - 2011)
  • @west news (ASU West Campus Independent Student Media), Faculty Advisor and Board of Directors member (2010 - 2011)
  • ASU West Campus Independent Student Media, Faculty Advisor, ASU Student Club (2010 - 2011)
  • Anthropology Articulation Task Force, Representative (2010 - 2011)
  • Geospatial Humanities Working Group, Participant (2010 - 2011)
  • Ubiquity, ASU Staff and Faculty Supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues, Member, Board of Directors (2010 - 2011)
  • Otaku Club (focuses on learning Japanese culture through the representation of Japanese media), Faculty Advisor, ASU Student Club (2009 - 2011)
  • Urban Affairs Association, Annual Conference, Paper presentation (2011 - 2011)
  • Routledge, Invited Reviewer, book proposal (2010 - 2011)
  • Fourth Annual CHINA Town Hall. Webcast from Beijing with US Ambassador to China Jon M. Huntsman., Attended (2010 - 2010)
  • New Approaches to Trauma: Bridging Theory and Practice (conference), Attended (2010 - 2010)
  • COAR (Community Outreach & Advocacy for Refugees), Board of Directors member (2009 - 2010)
  • Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship, Participant (2010 - 2010)
  • New College Curriculum Committee, Chair (2010 - 2010)
  • SBS Web Site Team, Member (2009 - 2010)
  • ASU Student Club: COAR/Community Outreach and Advocacy for Refugees, Faculty Advisor (2009 - 2010)
  • ASU Student Club:Otaku Club (Learning Japanese culture through the representation of Japanese media), Faculty Advisor (2009 - 2010)
  • Anthropology Articulation Task Force, Representative (2009 - 2010)
  • COAR (Community Outreach & Advocacy for Refugees), Board of Directors member (2009 - 2010)
  • COAR (Community Outreach and Advocacy for Refugees), Faculty Advisor, ASU Student Club (2009 - 2010)
  • Geospatial Humanities Working Group, Participant (2009 - 2010)
  • New College Curriculum Committee, Chair (2009 - 2010)
  • Social Justice & Human Rights MA degree advisory board, Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Ubiquity, ASU Staff and Faculty Supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues, Board Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Refereed article (2010 - 2010)
  • Urban Affairs Association, Annual Conference, Paper presentation (2010 - 2010)
  • Borderlinks Educational Advisory Committee, Member (2009 - 2009)
  • COAR (Community Outreach & Advocacy for Refugees), Board member (2008 - 2009)
  • Academic Senate Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee (CAPC), Member, representing New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (2008 - 2009)
  • Academic Senate Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee (CAPC), Represenative of New College (2008 - 2009)
  • Anthropology Articulation Task Force, statewide, Representative, West Campus (2008 - 2009)
  • Curriculum Committee, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, Chair, and SBS Representative (2008 - 2009)
  • Ubiquity, ASU Staff and Faculty Supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues, Board Member (2008 - 2009)
  • ASU LGBTQ Certificate Program committee, Member (2007 - 2009)
  • Social Justice & Human Rights MA degree advisory board, Member (2007 - 2009)
  • Ethnic Studies Faculty Advisory Board, Member (2006 - 2009)
  • Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Attended (2008 - 2008)
  • Search committee for Director, Division of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Member (2007 - 2008)
  • Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Attended (2008 - 2008)
  • ReDressing Injustice: Transnational Advocacy for the Women of Juarez, Collaborator, with Irene Simmons, Patricia Bellew, Carol Mueller (2008 - 2008)
  • Society for Cultural Anthropology, biannual meeting, Attended (2008 - 2008)
  • Search committee for Director, Division of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Member (2007 - 2008)
  • ASU LGBTQ Certificate Program committee, Member (2007 - 2008)
  • Anthropology Articulation Task Force, statewide, Representative, West Campus (2007 - 2008)
  • Curriculum Committee, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, SBS Representative (2007 - 2008)
  • Ethnic Studies Faculty Advisory Board, Member (2007 - 2008)
  • Social Justice & Human Rights MA degree advisory board, Member (2007 - 2008)
  • Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program, annual conference, Attended (2008 - 2008)
  • "Education, Justice & the Border" organizing committee, Member (2008 - 2008)
  • Witness for Peace delegation, Mexico: Oaxaca and Alabama, The Immigration Delegation, Participant (2008 - 2008)
  • Witness for Peace/No More Deaths delegation to Mexico City and Veracruz, Mexico, Participant, also conducted global cities research (2008 - 2008)
  • ASU study abroad Argentina Humanities program on "Urban Culture in Buenos Aires", Participant, also conducted global cities research (2007 - 2008)
  • American Anthropological Association, Annual Meeting, Attended (2007 - 2007)
  • Peer Review Committee, for faculty member in Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Chair (2007 - 2007)
  • Citizenship Fair, Somos America/Human Rights Campaign, Volunteer (2007 - 2007)
  • National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones, Annual Seminar/Conference, Attended (2007 - 2007)
  • “Flood the Desert” campaign, No More Deaths/No Más Muertes, Volunteer (2007)
  • Society for the Anthropology of North America, Annual Meeting, Paper presentation (2007 - 2007)
  • Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program, annual conference, Attended (2007 - 2007)
  • Student Learning and e-Portfolio National Conference, Participant (2007 - 2007)
  • Cyberinfrastructure for Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Summer Institute, Participant (funded) (2006 - 2006)
  • BA/MA Joint Degree Proposal Committee, Member (2006 - 2006)
  • Curriculum Committee, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, Chair (2006 - 2006)
  • Mitsui Scholarship for ASU West Campus summer program in Costa Rica, Reviewer/evaluator (2006 - 2006)
  • SBS Curriculum Committee, Member (2006 - 2006)
  • Statewide Anthropology Articulation Task Force for 2005-2006, Chair (2006 - 2006)
  • Anthropology Articulation Task Force, statewide, Chair and representative from West Campus (2005 - 2006)
  • Curriculum Committee, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, Chair (2005 - 2006)
  • Ethnic Studies Faculty Advisory Board, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Metropolitan Studies MA degree planning committee, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • SBS anthropology faculty curriculum planning, Convener (2005 - 2006)
  • Social Justice & Human Rights MA degree planning committee, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Border Justice organizing committee for "Corporations, Justice & the Border", Member (2006 - 2006)
  • “Corporations, Justice & the Border” coordinating committee, Member (2006 - 2006)
  • Peer Review Committee, for faculty member in Department of Interdisciplinary Arts & Performance, Member (2005 - 2005)
  • Women’s Studies Program Affiliated Faculty, Member (2005)
  • Arizona Coalition for Migrant Rights, Inaugural meeting, Participant (2005)
  • “Flood the Desert” campaign, No More Deaths/No Más Muertes, Volunteer (2005)
  • Arizona League to End Regional Trafficking (ALERT) and Freedom Network USA, Participant in training workshop (2005)
  • Faculty research seminar, “The Changing Character of Metropolitan Phoenix”, Participant (2005 - 2005)
  • Mitsui Scholarship for ASU West Campus summer program in Costa Rica, Reviewer/evaluator (2005 - 2005)
  • International Rescue Committee, Arizona League to End Regional Trafficking, and Refugee Resettlement Volunteers, Participant in “Camp Refugeeâ€� (2005)
  • Campus speaker event, Organizer (2005)
  • Writing Council for ASU at the West campus, Member (2005)
  • ASU West Course, Learning From South Phoenix, Organizer and convener (2005)
  • ACETS Evaluator for Anthropology, Evaluator team member (08-2012 - 12-2012)