Natural and cultural resources, intellectual property, World Heritage, and global environmentalism
Lisa Breglia is Associate Professor and Director of the Global Affairs Program and Global Interdisciplinary Programs. Her 2006 book, Monumental Ambivalence: the Politics of Heritage (University of Texas Press) examines the struggle over national patrimony between public interests and private sector development in Maya archaeological across the Yucatán Peninsula. Her more recent book Living with Oil (2013, UT Press) is an ethnographic investigation of the effects of Mexico's intensive offshore oil industry on Gulf coast communities. Her current research focuses on the relationship between resource security and citizen security in contemporary Mexico.