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Elana Zilberg

University of California, San Diego
Associate Professor of Communication
San Diego, CA

My earlier work focused on security, space, and mobility between the United States and Latin America. In my book Space of Detention: The Making of a Transnational Gang Crisis between Los Angeles and San Salvador (Duke University Fall 2011), I tracked the production of transnational space through the combined forces of neoliberalism and globalization, and the intersection between immigration, criminal, and antiterrorist law. My new work on urban river revitalization movements extends my interest in the production of space and urban built environment into the domains of urban nature, infrastructure, and environmental activism. 

Trained as a cultural anthropologist, I am committed to exploring how ethnographic methodology can be of use to students in Communication and Science Studies, and how these disciplines push the method in new and productive directions. I teach graduate seminars on ethnographic methods and writing, and I am co-founder of the Studio for Ethnographic Design on campus.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, October 27

5:00pm PDT


My Moderators Sessions

Saturday, October 29

12:30pm PDT