Julia Sizek

Alum 2017, Fellow 2017
Human Rights Fellowship

Julia Sizek is an anthropology PhD student at UC Berkeley and an associate scholar at the Native American Land Conservancy. Her dissertation focuses on environmental politics and land conservation in the southeastern California deserts, where she examines projects that combine biological conservation with cultural and historic preservation. Julia’s research interests include histories of the American West, the aesthetics and ecologies of deserts, and the history of race in the United States. Before entering graduate school, Julia worked with the Native American Land Conservancy and the Kumeyaay Diegueño Land Conservancy on sacred site and cultural lands protection as the Aizik Wolf Post-Baccalaureate Fellow in Human Rights at the University of Chicago.