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Academic Positions


University of Pennsylvania (PhD)

University of California, Berkeley (BA)

UW, (University of Warsaw), Research Professor

MIT, Lecturer Department of Material Science. 

UC Berkeley, Assistant Dean, Residential Collge 2015-2019

UCLA Visiting Assitant Professor, (2012-2015)

         Research Associate, UCLA (2009-2011)

Harvard, Summer Field Instructor, Harvard University (2003-2006)

University of Pennsylvania, Lecturer and Research Associate, (1999-2004)


Awards and Grants

Fullbright Scholar

Dumbarton Oaks (Harvard) Research Fellowship
National Science Foundation Research Grant ($1,000,200)
National Science Foundation Research Grant ($110,000)

Field Work and Research

Cusco and Machu Pichu, Peru
Tiwanaku, Bolivia

Xunantunich, Belize
Blageovgrad, Bulgaria

Rodji, India

Tonto Basin, United States

Roccagloriosa, Italy

Tarragona, Spain

Select Publications

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2021             “Ancient genomes reveal long range influence of the site and culture of Tiwanaku”. Danijela Popović, Martyna Molak, Mariusz Ziołkowski, Alexei Vranich, Maciej Sobczyk, Delfor Ulloa Vidaurre, Guido Agresti, Thiseas Christos Lamnidis, Nathan Nakatsuka, Swapan Mallick, Mateusz Baca.

2020                  “Continuity and Transformation in Tiwanaku Ritual Architecture.” Peruvian Archaeology V: 31-81

2018                 Vranich A., and Smith, S. “Nighttime Sky and Early Urbanism in the High Andes.” In The Archaeology of the Night, edited by Nancy Gonlin and April Nowell, 121-138. University of Colorado Press, Boulder, CO

2018                  “Reconstructing Ancient Architecture at Tiwanaku, Bolivia: The Potential and Promise of 3d Printing.” Heritage Science.

2014              VRANICH, A. Prehistoric Urban Archaeology in the Americas: A view from

Cusco, Peru. Backdirt Magazine, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Los Angeles.

2013             VRANICH, A., & C.Stanish (Editors). Visions of Tiwanaku, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Los Angeles.

2013                VRANICH, A., A. Levine (Editors).  Advances in Titicaca Basin Archaeology 2, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Los Angeles

2010                VRANICH, A. Revolorizando a Max Uhle en Tiwanaku, in  Max Uhle (1856-1944). Evaluaciones de sus Investigaciones y Obras. Edited by Peter Kaulicke, Fondo Editorial PUCP, Lima, Perú.

2009                VRANICH, A. The City of Tiwanaku. In Papers of the New World Art Symposium Tiwanaku. Denver Museum of Art, edited by Margaret Sanchez-Young.  .

Landscape Architecture


2006                VRANICH, A. The Construction and Reconstruction of Ritual Space at Tiwanaku, Bolivia (A.D. 500-1000).  Journal of Field Archaeology 31 (2): 121-136.

2003                VRANICH, A. La Pirámide de Akapana: Reconsiderando el Centrol Monumental de Tiwanaku. In Huari y Tiwanaku; Modelos vs. Evidencias, ed. P. Kaulicke and W. H. Isbell, 295–308. Boletín de Arqueología 5. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú.

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