• B.A. University of Pittsburgh, 2009
  • M.A., Ph.D. University of Connecticut, 2019


Areas of Interest

Youth cultures, gender, indigeneity, NGOs, politics of representation, identity, popular culture, national parks, race and ethnicity, Latin America, North America

Courses Taught
  • Peoples and Cultures: Native America
  • Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Transnational Feminisms
  • Global Youth Cultures and Politics
  • Race, Gender, and Tourism
  • Doing Feminist Research: Theory and Practice
  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Thomas, Zareen. 2019. “Deploying Youth: Colombian Peacebuilding in Performance.” The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 24(2): 478-497.
  • Thomas, Zareen. 2022. Mujeres Guerreras: Negotiating Women’s Empowerment in Colombia. The Journal of Contemporary Ethnography
Professional Affiliations
  • American Anthropological Association
  • Fulbright IIE Fellowship
  • Inter-American Foundation Fellowship