Faculty

Lieba Faier



Contact Information

Email    lfaier@geog.ucla.edu
Office  1255 BUNCHE HALL
Phone  3108253525

(Ph.D., UC Santa Cruz, 2003) is an Associate Professor with research interests in cultural and spatial theory, feminist thought, ethnography, political economy, weather and natural resources, and relations among Japan, Southeast Asia, and the United States. She teaches classes on culture and place, gender and sexuality, global interconnection, human rights, and Japan.

Education

Ph.D. Anthropology (Women‚'s Studies), University of California, Santa Cruz, 2003

M.A. Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1996

B.A. World Arts and Cultures (Anthropology), University of California, Los Angeles, 1993

Fields of Study

Cultural and spatial theory, feminist thought, ethnography, political economy, weather and natural resources, and relations among Japan, Southeast Asia, and the United States.

Selected Publications

Research

My work brings ethnographic and feminist approaches to understanding the spatial and cultural dynamics of contemporary transnational processes, particularly as these pertain to people's lives in Japan, the Philippines, and the United States.

Grants

(SELECTED) 
Toyota Foundation Grant (with Tim Choy, Michael Hathaway, Miyako Inoue, Shiho Satsuka, and Anna Tsing for the Matsutake Worlds Research Group), 2007-2009 

SSRC Abe Fellowship, 2006-2008 

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cornell University, The Society for the Humanities and the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, 2004-2005 

Postdoctoral Visiting Research Fellowship, University of California, San Diego, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, 2003-2004 

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Grant, 2000 

Fulbright Fellowship (Japan), 1998-2000 

Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and College Honors, University of California, Los Angeles, 1993

Previous Courses by Term

2017 Spring Quarter

Cultural Geography

Seminar: Cultural Geography

2017 Winter Quarter

Slavery and Human Trafficking

2016 Fall Quarter

Cultural Geography

2016 Spring Quarter

Japan in World: Culture, Place, and Global Connections

2016 Winter Quarter

Cultural Geography

2015 Fall Quarter

Cultural Geography

Seminar: Social Geography

2015 Spring Quarter

Slavery and Human Trafficking

2015 Winter Quarter

Cultural Geography

2014 Fall Quarter

Cultural Geography

2014 Spring Quarter

Slavery and Human Trafficking

2014 Winter Quarter

Cultural Geography

Japan in World: Culture, Place, and Global Connections

2013 Spring Quarter

Feminist Geography

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2013 Winter Quarter

Japan in World: Culture, Place, and Global Connections

Research Group Seminars: Issues in Human Geography

2012 Fall Quarter

Cultural Geography

Qualitative Methods and Methodology

2012 Spring Quarter

Feminist Geography

2012 Winter Quarter

Cultural Geography

Seminar: Cultural Geography

2011 Spring Quarter

Feminist Geography

Seminar: Cultural Geography

Cultural Geography Methods Workshop

2011 Winter Quarter

Cultural Geography

2010 Spring Quarter

Japan in World: Culture, Place, and Global Connections

Seminar: Social Geography

2010 Winter Quarter

Cultural Geography

2009 Fall Quarter

Feminist Geography

Cultural Geography Methods Workshop

2009 Spring Quarter

Japan in World: Culture, Place, and Global Connections

Cultural Geography Methods Workshop

2008 Fall Quarter

Feminist Geography

Previous Courses by Course

GEOG M146
Feminist Geography

2008 Fall Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

WOM STD M146
Feminist Geography

2011 Spring Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

GENDER M146
Feminist Geography

2013 Spring Quarter

GEOG 3
Cultural Geography

2010 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2015 Fall Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

2016 Fall Quarter

2017 Spring Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

GEOG 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2013 Spring Quarter

GEOG 139
Japan in World: Culture, Place, and Global Connections

2016 Spring Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

GEOG 145
Slavery and Human Trafficking

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2017 Winter Quarter

GEOG 233
Seminar: Cultural Geography

2017 Spring Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

GEOG 235
Seminar: Social Geography

2015 Fall Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

GEOG 296B
Cultural Geography Methods Workshop

2009 Spring Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

GEOG 296E
Research Group Seminars: Issues in Human Geography

2013 Winter Quarter

GEOG 299C
Qualitative Methods and Methodology

2012 Fall Quarter