Disciplines: Anthropology, Ethnobiology
Regions: NW Baja California
Michael Wilken-Robertson is an applied cultural anthropologist specializing in native peoples of Baja California. His research interests include the ethnography of Baja California and linkages with Yuman peoples of California and Arizona, material culture and technology, cultural revitalization, traditional indigenous environmental management and sustainable community development. This research is disseminated through publications, collaborative indigenous community projects, museum exhibits, teaching and the organization of binational activities that promote the unique anthropological heritage of Baja California. He recently completed the curation of the Kumeyaay exhibit of the Tecate Community Museum, as well as a Master’s thesis on Kumeyaay ethnobotany.