IMS Associates


IMS Alumni

Miguel Aguilera (Ph.D. 2004) Mesoamerica, matrial culture, iconography, social theory

Ignacio Cases (M.A. 2014) Mesoamerican writing systems, archaeoastronomy

Quetzil Castañeda (Ph.D. 1991) Tourism, heritage, visual anthropology, Maya peoples and histories, US LAtino cultures

Claudia Dary (Ph.D. 2008) Ethnicity, identity, common lands David Fleischer Anthropology of tourism, urban anthropology, environment and ecotourism, Mexico and Brazil

Duncan Earle (Ph.D. 1984) Development Anthropology, environmental justice, sustainable development, community-based organizations, Mexico, DR Congo, Surinam,

David Fleischer (Ph.D. 2009) Anthropology of tourism, urban anthropology, environment and ecotourism, Mexico and Brazil

Ilona Flores (Ph.D. 2013) Nicaragua, reproductive politics

Nancy Forand (Ph.D.2001) Dissertation "Mayas in the Afe of Apocalypse: Folk Evangelicals and Catholics in Quintana Roo"

Liliana Goldin (Ph.D. 1986) Global poverty, economic development, indigenous populations, Guatemala, Latin America, US Latinos

Timothy S. Hare (Ph.D. 2001) Regional Analysis, spatial Statistics, early States, Economic Anthropology

Courtney Kurlanska (Ph.D. 2012) Globalization, migration, and immigration in Central America, Nicaragua

Katie Kurtessis (M.A. 2014) Tourism, expatriate communities in Latin America and development

Justin Lowry (Ph.D. 2013) Mesoamerican archaeology, paleoclimatology, GIS

Kosuke Matsukawa (Ph.D. 2012) Mesoamerican languages

Nadia Marín-Guadarrama (Ph.D. 2012) Ethnohistory, Nahuatl, Central Mexico, ethnography of communication, folklore, gender and feminism; Mazahua women in the State of Mexico

Jonathan Maupin (Ph.D. 2006) Health and Illness, migration

Marx Navarro Castillo (Ph.D. 2014) Archaeology of Classic Period Chiapas, ceramic analysis

Fernando Ocampo Ethnohistory, Colonial Mexico, Nahuatl texts

Elizabeth Paris (Ph.D. 2012) Economy, social complexity, interregional interaction, status, mortuary practices, copper artifacts, Mayapán

Pedro Pitarch (Ph.D.1993) Mesoamerican Ethnology, cosmology, ontology, indigenous animism and chamanism, ritual language and narratives, human rights and identity politics

Christine Preble (Ph.D. 2014) Tourism, cruise ship industry, Mexico

Brenda Rosenbaum (Ph. D. 1987) Mayan Hands Fair Trade Organization

Bradley Russell (Ph.D. 2008) Postclassic Mayapán and northern Belize, survey, ceramics, religion, Mayapan Periphery Project

Winston Scott (Ph.D. 2012) Political economy, social disaffection, plantation and co-operative agriculture, K'iche'an Language Family (K'iche', Q'eqchi', and Kaqchikel Mayan)

Timothy J. Smith (Ph.D. 2004) Latin American development, electoral politics and democracy, ethnicity and race, environmental subjectivities, indigenous languages (Kaqchikel Mayan and Napo Kichwa), immigration; Latin America (Mesoamerica, Guatemala, Ecuador) and Europe (France and Spain)

Catherine Stanford (Ph.D. 2008) Nicaragua, religion, politics, social movements; environmental and applied anthropology

Sarah Taylor (Ph.D. 2012) Community-based development, political ecology land use, ethnographic film, voluntourism, Yucatan

Ricardo Vázquez (Ph.D. 2014) Archaeology of Costa Rica