Mellon Mays Fellow
Alexander Huaylinos is a CUNY Baccalaureate student with a concentration in Anthropological Archaeology. He is interested in themes of human-animal relationships, human-environmental interactions, historical ecology, and Native American responses to changing social environments and climates. His current research focuses on the theory of the Anthropocene as a framework for investigating and analyzing long-term effects of human modifications to river systems and coastal regions once inhabited by indigenous peoples. As a scholar-activist, he aims to apply his research results to discourses concerned with how modern people interact with and manage the environment today. Alexander plans to pursue a career in academia as a professor with a Ph.D. in Anthropology. Beyond his love for archaeological research and excavation, he enjoys writing poetry and traveling to places with unfamiliar cultures.