Lisa Breglia

Lisa Breglia is Senior Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Global Affairs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at George Mason University where she has worked since 2007. Her 2006 book, Monumental Ambivalence: the Politics of Heritage (University of Texas Press), examines the struggle over national patrimony between public interests and private sector development in Maya archaeological sites across the Yucatán Peninsula. Her second book, Living with Oil (2013, UT Press), is an ethnographic investigation of the effects of Mexico’s intensive offshore oil industry on Gulf coast communities. Her current long-term research focuses on the relationship between resource security and citizen security in contemporary Mexico, and her most recent project focused on experiential dimensions of climate change among Maya farmers.