Mikaela Razo (she/her)



Assistant Curator and Project Archaeologist

Research Assistant II

Mikaela joined CAR in 2019 after receiving her MA in Anthropology (Archaeology, Museum Studies). Mikaela has 7 years of experience having worked with various curatorial organizations, archaeological projects, and several labs. She now serves as Assistant Curator, Assistant Lab Director, Project Archaeologist, and manages CAR's volunteers and interns. Her research interests primarily focus on topics of ancient history, museum studies, tourism anthropology, community engagement, and the relationship between archaeology, museums, education, and the public. Mikaela is currently involved with the Texas Heritage Project, at the American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions (AIT-SCM), studying the methods and practices used by the grassroots organization to engage, build, and maintain connections with the local San Antonio community.  



BA Classics, University of Colorado Boulder

MA Anthropology, Georgia State University
Thesis: From the Past to the Present: Collaborating on the Production of a Community Museum in Chiquilá, Quintana Roo, Mexico

2021 – Present
PhD Anthropology, University of Texas-San Antonio
Dissertation topic: Grassroots organizations, community-based research, and the politics of recognition and sovereignty


Professional Affiliations

Society for American Archaeology
Lambda Alpha Anthropological Honors Society