Rachel F. Giraudo

Rachel Giraudo
Full-Time Faculty
(818) 677-7767
Office location:
Sierra Hall, Room 240H



Visit Dr. Giraudo's page for a list of publications and presentations.


  • Ph.D., Anthropology with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality, University of California, Berkeley, 2011
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 2004
  • M.Phil., World Archaeology, University of Cambridge, 2002
  • B.A., Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 2001

Courses Taught

  • ANTH 152 – Culture and Human Behavior
  • ANTH 308 – Gender and Culture
  • ANTH 338 – Peoples of Africa
  • ANTH 465 – Museum Anthropology: Principles and Practices
  • ANTH 468 – Cultural Heritage
  • ANTH 486 – Interrogating Gloabalization: The Ethnography of Global Problems
  • ANTH 490C – Anthropology of Tourism (Seminar in Anthropology)

Research and Interests

Rachel F. Giraudo is Associate Professor of Anthropology at California State University, Northridge. Her research interests include indigeneity and identity politics in southern Africa; cultural heritage, tourism, and development; and collaborative, community-based efforts in anthropological research. Her writings appear in the International Journal of Heritage Studies, Indigenous Tourism Movements, World Heritage Sites and Tourism: Global and Local Relations, and Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship Studies. Rachel’s latest project examines cannabis tourism within the political context of cannabis legalization in the United States. She served as a Board Member (and is a Founding Member) of the Anthropology of Tourism Interest Group of the American Anthropological Association (2013–2016) and is a past Associate of the Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) project (2011–2016).