Lisa DeLance is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of California, Riverside. Her dissertation project examines the social and political implications for the use and deposition of ceramic figurines at Cahal Pech. She obtained her Bachelorís degree from the University of Minnesota in Sociology of Law, Crime, and Deviance where her research focused on gendered power relations during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. As a graduate student, she has published articles on gender and militarism. An Iraq War veteran, Lisa is especially interested in the institutionalized use of power and the intersections between the use of power, gender, and sexuality, and how those manifest in the archaeological record.