Elizabeth (Eli) Konwest is the director of the Center for the Study of Global Change, a National Resource Center for Global Studies, at Indiana University. As director, she coordinates a wide variety of programs to internationalize education at all levels. These programs include the Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization, the Indiana Language Roadmap, Arts & Refugees, and the Global Community-Engaged Learning Institute. She previously served as the Global Center Associate Director and the IU International Outreach Council coordinator, implementing programs that connected local and national audiences with global resources and international students. She has previously held positions or teaching appointments with the World Archaeological Congress, IU’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, IU’s Global Village, the IU Department of Anthropology, and the America Program for Zhejiang University. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology from Indiana University.
Current service: Faculty/Staff Advisory Council for the IU Center Rural Engagement; Service-Learning Program Advisory Board
Recent publications: 2022, Co-author with Getz, D., “Community Engagement to End Child Sexual Exploitation Community Resource Guide Brown, Greene and Putnam County”. Report.
2022, Sole author, “Facilitating Learning Outside the Classroom: Fieldtrips and Service-Learning” In Teaching as if Learning Matters: The Next Generation of Faculty Reflect on Learning to Teach in Higher Education, with Robinson, JM, O'Loughlin, VD, Kearns, KD, Plummer, L Eds.
2020, Co-author, with King, SM; Higelin Ponce de León, R, “Conexiones Globales y Locales en Entierros Coloniales en Nejapa, Oaxaca.” Anales de Antropología.
Research: Community Engagement to End Child Sexual Exploitation in rural Indiana with partners in public health.
Prehispanic and early Colonial period archaeology of Mexico, particularly community identity during the Postclassic period (A.D. 900-1500) in Oaxaca.
Teaching: Combatting Human Trafficking (SGIS S300)