Faculty

Lieba Faier



Contact Information

Email    lfaier@geog.ucla.edu
Office  1255 BUNCHE HALL
Phone  3108253525

(Ph.D., UC Santa Cruz, 2003) is an Associate Professor with research interests in cultural and spatial theory, feminist thought, ethnography, political economy, weather and natural resources, and relations among Japan, Southeast Asia, and the United States. She teaches classes on culture and place, gender and sexuality, global interconnection, human rights, and Japan.

Education

Ph.D. Anthropology (Women‚'s Studies), University of California, Santa Cruz, 2003

M.A. Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1996

B.A. World Arts and Cultures (Anthropology), University of California, Los Angeles, 1993

Fields of Study

Cultural and spatial theory, feminist thought, ethnography, political economy, weather and natural resources, and relations among Japan, Southeast Asia, and the United States.

Selected Publications

Research

My work brings ethnographic and feminist approaches to understanding the spatial and cultural dynamics of contemporary transnational processes, particularly as these pertain to people's lives in Japan, the Philippines, and the United States.

Grants

(SELECTED) 
Toyota Foundation Grant (with Tim Choy, Michael Hathaway, Miyako Inoue, Shiho Satsuka, and Anna Tsing for the Matsutake Worlds Research Group), 2007-2009 

SSRC Abe Fellowship, 2006-2008 

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cornell University, The Society for the Humanities and the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, 2004-2005 

Postdoctoral Visiting Research Fellowship, University of California, San Diego, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, 2003-2004 

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Grant, 2000 

Fulbright Fellowship (Japan), 1998-2000 

Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and College Honors, University of California, Los Angeles, 1993