Tom D. Dillehay (email)
Rebecca Webb Wilson University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Religion and Culture at Vanderbilt University (Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin). Archaeology: Change and development of prehistoric complex societies, particularly Peru and Chile. South America, prehistory, colonialism, and ethnography. Ethnohistory and ethnography: South America.
Associate Professor of Anthropology. (PhD. Tulane). Communities, settlement patterns and elite commoner relations in ancient Maya society, and Maya epigraphy.
Edward F. Fischer(email) Director for the Center for Latin American Studies, Professor of Anthropology, (PhD. 1996, Tulane). Mayan ethnic movements, the political economy of Guatemala, and the impacts of globalization. He is the author of Cultural Logics and Global Economies, Broccoli and Desire, as well as a number of edited volumes and journal articles.
Lesley Gill (email)
Professor of Anthropology (Ph.D. Columbia University). Cultural anthropology; political violence, human rights, global economic restructuring, the state, transformations in class, gender, and ethnic relations in Bolivia, Columbia, and elsewhere in Latin America.
Patricia J. Netherly (email)
Research Associate Professor (Ph.D. Cornell University, 1977). Socio-political organization and the political economy of archaic states with particular reference to the Andes, modalities of complexity in pre-state societies, the cultural ecology of the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene in South America and well as in later periods.
Norbert O. Ross (email)
Associate Professor of Anthropology (Ph.D., University of Freiburg, Germany). Maya groups in Chiapas, Yucatán (Mexico) and Petén (Guatemala). Issues of culture and cognition, children’s acquisition of cultural knowledge, cultural change.
Mareike Sattler (email)
Maya Language Instructor (M.A., University of Hamburg, 1993). Geographic representations from the perspective of historical linguistics. Maya epigraphy, hieroglyphic grammar, colonial Maya texts, modern Kaqchikel and K’iche’.
Miriam Shakow (email)
Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Ph.D. Harvard). Sociocultural anthropology; state transformations in Bolivia, and connections between indigenous middle class identities and large-scale political change; teenagers and youth as objects of fear in Latin America.
Tiffiny A. Tung (email) Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Ph. D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill). Bioarchaeology; Peruvian Andes; skeletal biology and paleopathology; health consequences of imperialism; body as social artifact.
Steven A. Wernke (email)
Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Madison). Archaeology and ethnohistory of the Andean region; colonialism and culture change, missionary encounters, community and land-use organization, GIS and spatial analysis.