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Fanya Becks

Fanya Becks

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Fanya Becks is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology, whose research confronts the systemic cultural and spiritual violence embedded within the archeology of sacred American Indian ancestral remains. Her dissertation, tentatively titled “Articulations of the Ineffable: Historical Anthropology with the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area,” studies how anthropology and archaeology affect and facilitate relationships between the Muwekma tribal members and their ancestors, their heritage and their homeland. Her research interests include archaeological praxis, learning religion, indigenous ontologies, federal Indian policy, and trans-human perspectives.