Ken Seligson

Ken Seligson

Ken Seligson
Ken Seligson, Ph.D.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Teaching Fellow

Phone: (310) 243-3491
Email: kseligson@csudh.edu

Dr. Ken Seligson is an Assistant Professor in the Anthropology department (College of Natural & Behavioral Sciences) and an archaeologist studying human-environment relationships in the northern Maya lowlands of the Yucatan Peninsula. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals about ancient Maya responses to climate change and is writing a book about how misconceptions regarding the decline of ancient Maya civilization continue to affect perceptions of their descendants in eastern Mesoamerica today. Cultural sustainability, the celebration of cultural diversity, and the fostering of cross-cultural understandings are the core themes that unite all the courses he teaches at DH. Dr. Seligson has participated in a variety of faculty development opportunities during his time at CSUDH, including the Teaching First-Feneration College Students Institute (FGCS) sponsored by the Institute for Teaching and Learning (Chancellor’s Office) as well as serving as a CSUDH representative in the pilot program of the UC-CSU Moving Beyond Bias training program. He also co-developed Anti-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment Guidelines for Field Research to be used by departments across campus. Dr. Seligson continues to incorporate new pedagogical approaches that he has learned through programs sponsored by the FDC and colleagues within the CSU and looks forward to working with the FDC to connect with colleagues across campus interested in incorporating more diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice approaches into their classrooms.