Dr. Cinthya Ammerman

Assistant Professor


Dr. Cinthya Ammerman Munoz's research is focused on Hemispheric relationality, land defense movements, and Indigenous climate change studies. Her current research follows the stories of various plants and the links they have created between Mapuche and California Native homelands. This shared history maps potential paths to hemispheric collaboration in response to climate change. Dr. Ammerman is a multiheritage interdisciplinary scholar from Wallmapu, ancestral Mapuche homelands in southern Chile. She was raised throughout Latin America before coming to the U.S. to study sociology at George Mason University. She went on to complete her MSC in Community Development and PhD in Native American Studies at the University of California, Davis. In 2021, she was awarded an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Emerging Voices postdoctoral fellowship at Georgetown Unviersity. She enjoys gardening and landscaping in her free time.  

Cinthya Ammerman
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