Lisa Lucero

 
Lisa Lucero, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lisa Lucero, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lisa J. Lucero (PhD, UCLA, 1994) is an AAAS Fellow and a Professor in the Anthropology Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her interests focus on the emergence and demise of political power, ritual, water management, the impact of climate change on society, and the Classic Maya. She has been conducting archaeology projects in Belize for 30 years; recently, she has been excavating ceremonial architecture near cenotes that served as part of a pilgrimage landscape. Dr. Lucero uses insights from the Maya on tropical sustainability issues, working with UNESCO Mexico and colleagues in Southeast Asia.