Zane Liston

Hey there, I’m Zane Liston, currently pursuing my master’s in Cultural Anthropology at California State University, Long Beach. I’m passionate about unraveling human experiences, especially around identity, society, and culture.

My research focuses on understanding the experiences of vehicle residents in the US and nomadism in contemporary society. Through qualitative inquiry, I explore how nomads navigate societal perceptions of an unconventional lifestyle and form unique communities.

When I’m not researching, you’ll find me outdoors, finding inspiration in nature, experimenting in the kitchen, or taking a nap with my two cats. I am also involved in campus clubs like the Anthropology and Sailing Clubs at CSULB.

I have had the honor of actively engaging in the Virtual Caravans hosted by the Home on Wheel Alliance and volunteering my time with the National Vehicle Residency Collective. In addition, I am affiliated with organizations like the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Applied Anthropology, advocating for a more inclusive understanding of human diversity.

Thanks for taking the time to read my bio! Feel free to reach out—I’d love to chat about anthropology, nomadism, or anything else that interests you.