Ana Pitchon


Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Georgia, 2006



Clark Hall 404N

Ana Pitchon is an applied cultural anthropologist with expertise in ecological and environmental anthropology. Her specialties include marine and coastal anthropology with an emphasis on resource sustainability, adaptation, institutions and community resilience. She has worked extensively in coastal California, and has also conducted research in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Denmark, Spain, Puerto Rico and the U.S. South Atlantic. She has worked as a consultant for the Federal and State government, private business and non-governmental organizations. Her grant and contract-funded work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and technical reports. She is on the editorial board of Revista Persona Y Sociedad, and serves on The Bay Foundation’s Marine Resources Advisory Committee. Prior to receiving her Ph.D., Dr. Pitchon worked at Wired Magazine, at an internet-based market research firm, as a social scientist at the South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council (NOAA), and later held a post-doctoral research position with Innovative Fisheries Management in Denmark. Before joining the SJSU Anthropology Department, Dr. Pitchon was permanent faculty at California State University, Dominguez Hills.