Kari Zobler


Kari Zobler is an anthropological archaeologist and doctoral candidate in anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She specializes in the late prehispanic Andes, with theoretical interest in empire, colonial governance, and indigenous identites. Her current research centers on the site of Talambo, on the north coast of Peru.

Kari also has strong expertise in museums, heritage and tourism in the modern Middle East and in the archaeology of Syria and Iran in the Bronze and Iron Ages. The published results of this research can be found here.

Research Interests

  • Andean archaeology
  • colonialism and (post)colonialism
  • indigeneity
  • social complexity and collapse
  • spatial theory, landscape, urbanism
  • museums and cultural heritage