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Isabel Rivera-Collazo

  • PhD
  • Assistant Professor
  • University of California San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography
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Recent publications

  • The Environmental Legacies of Colonialism in the Northern Neotropics: Introduction to the Special Issue

    • Wallman D
    • Wells E
    • Rivera-Collazo I
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  • Human adaptation strategies to abrupt climate change in Puerto Rico ca. 3.5 ka

    • Rivera-Collazo I
    • Winter A
    • Scholz D
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

June 2016 - Present

Assistant Professor

Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Puerto Rico

January 2012 - June 2016(4 years)

Director, Program of Archaeology and Ethnohistory

Institute of Puerto Rican Culture

March 2005 - May 2006(a year)


Institute of Puerto Rican Culture

January 2003 - March 2005(2 years)


Cultural Resource Management consultancy

August 2000 - December 2002(2 years)


PhD in Environmental Archaeology

Institute of Archaeology, University College London

October 2007 - September 2011(4 years)

MSc in Palaeoecology of Human Societies

Institute of Archaeology, University College London

September 2006 - September 2007(a year)

Graduate courses

University of Haifa, Department of Maritime Civilizations

October 1998 - March 2000(a year)

BA in Anthropology and Sociology

University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras

August 1993 - May 1998(5 years)


Graduated from Anthropology at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. Later studied graduate courses at the Department of Maritime Civilizations of the University of Haifa, Israel. Holds a MSc in Palaeoecology of Human Societies from the Institute of Archaeology, UCL; and is currently a PhD candidate in the same Institute. Specialises in Geoarchaeology, Marine and Coastal Palaeoecology and Archaeomalacology, studying in particular the interaction between people and the environment, climate and landscape change, and hunter-gatherers in maritime contexts.

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