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Dr. Ana PitchonDr. Ana Pitchon
Anthropology Dept.


Ph.D., University of Georgia 2006
M.A. Western Washington University 2000
B.A. Colby College 1994


ANT 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANT 337 Ethnography and Film
ANT 312 Language and Culture
ANT 455/555 People, Culture, and Nature
ANT 390 Applied Anthropology
ANT 366 The Anthropology of Globalization


Socio-cultural anthropology, applied anthropology, ecological anthropology, human ecosystem theory, maritime anthropology, coastal resource management and policy, globalization, and common property systems. Areas of
specialization in Chile, Mexico, United States, and the European Union.



Fishing off the Dock and Under the Radar – Demographics and Risk in Los Angeles. Ana Pitchon and Karma Norman. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Science. In Press.


Investigating Coastal Resource Use, Quality of Life, and Well-being in Southeastern Puerto Rico. Carlos Garcia–Quijano, John J Poggie, Ana Pitchon, Miguel del Pozo. Anthropology News. March, 2012.

2012 Sea  Hunters or Sea Farmers? Transitions in Chilean Fisheries. Ana Pitchon. Human Organization. 70(2):200-209.
2011 Bridging the Market Gap: Educating Fishermen and the Public for Sustainable Seafood and Communities. Ana Pitchon. Urban Coast. 3(1):30-34.
2010 Marine Ethnobiology. Ana Pitchon and Carlos Garcia-Quijano. In Ethnobiology, J.R. Stepp, ed. Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), developed under the auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford, UK, [http://www.eolss.net].
2009  Examining the Myths and Realities of Subsistence Fishing in the United States: The Case of Los Angeles County, CA. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act National Standard 8 research program.
2008 Commercial Fisheries Infrastructure in the Port of Los Angeles. Report on data collected under consultancy for the Pacific Fisheries Policy Center (NOAA) Long Beach, CA.
2007 Stakeholder Perspectives on Fisheries Science and Modeling. Degnbol, Ana Pitchon, et al. Institute for Fisheries Management and Coastal Community Development Gray Paper.
2007  Marine Protected Areas: A Role For Anthropology? Ben G. Blount and Ariana Pitchon. Human Organization, Special section on Anthropology and Environmental Policy. 66(2):103-111.


Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission (SMBRC) Marine Resources Advisory
Committee member

Board of Governors, Ocean Studies Institute of Southern California

CSUDH representative Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Society for Applied Anthropology

American Anthropological Association

Society for Anthropological Sciences ­ founding member

Society for Conservation Biology

International Association for the Study of Common Property

Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

Owner, Marine Human Ecosystems Consulting