Previous DeCormier Award Recipients
Mounia El Kotni, Defending Women's Rights in Chiapas, Mexico
Crystal Sheedy, Trans-Generational Changes and Continuities in Cultural Practices within a Maya Community in Yucatán
Caroline Antonelli, Agrarian Foundations of Mayapán
James Shuford, Networks of Access: The Effects of Mesoamerican Cultural Reproduction on Farmworker Healthcare Access in New York State
Gabriela Aquino Dehesa, La Fuerza de la Costumbre? Triqui Family and Migration: Between tradition and Change
Christine Prebble, Consumption and Commodification: Cruise Ship Tourism in Cozumel, Mexico
Marx Navarro Castillo
Sarah Taylor (Received Ph.D. in 2012), To Plant or Protect: Household decision-making on agrarian land use in Yucatán
Courtney Kurlanska, The Birthplace of Migration to Costa Rica: the Nicaraguan Sending Community. (Received Ph.D. in 2012)
Jason Paling, Mass Analysis of Lithic Debitage from Hamontún and K'o, Guatemala and San Estevan, Belize.
Winston Scott, Beyond the Plantations: Emerging Economic and Social Spaces in Senahu, Guatemala.
Kosuke Matsukawa, Linguistic Documentation of Chicahuaxtla Triqui.
Jared R. Latimer, Sociopolitical Development in the Atlantic Watershed, Costa Rica.
Erin Slinker, The Body Politic and Politics of the Body: Transnational Adoption in Guatemala.
Nadia Marín-Guadarrama, ‘Qué es, qué es, que sit e Obligo no lo Ves?’ Childrearing and the Cultural Confrontation Between Spanish Friars and Nahuas of Central Mexico.
Elizabeth Paris, Economic and Cultural Frontiers of the Highland Maya.
Claudia Dary, Ethnic Identity, Community Organization and Social Experience in Eastern Guatemala.(Received Ph.D. in 2008 with the dissertation: "Ethnic Identity, Community Organization and Social Experience in Eastern Guatemala: The Case of Santa Maria Xalapan.")
Maria Diaz Montejo, Traditional Performance in Jakaltenango: A Preliminary Study of Mayan Tradition and Identity.
Edgar Martín del Campo, Polysemic Analysis of the “Nagual” in Post-Colonial Mexican Folklore. (Received Ph.D. in 2006 with the dissertation: "The Nagual hiding in shadows: Metamorphic supernaturals, contested discourse, and the complications of fieldwork in the Huasteca Veracruzana of Northeast Mexico.")
Jerry Ek, Political and Economic Change on the Gulf Coast Periphery of the Maya Area: Classic to Postclassic in Champotón, Campeche.
Jerry Ek, The Champotón Regional Archaeological Settlement Survey.
Josalyn Ferguson, Reevaluating the Maya “Collapse”: Opportunism, Migration and Cultural Adjustment in the Terminal Classic Period, an Examination of the Terminal Classic Strath Bogue Site, Belize.
Bradley Russell, The Mayapán Extra-Muralla Survey.(Received Ph.D. in 2008 with the dissertation: "Postclassic Maya Settlment in the Rural-Urban Fringe of Mayapan, Yucatan, Mexico.")
Jessica C. Child, An Archaeometric and Contextual Study of Figurine Exchange at Piedras Negras, Guatemala.
(Received M.A. in 2002)
Lachlan Duncan, The Syntactic Structure of the Tz’utujil Mayan Language.
Jonathan Maupin, Mesoamerican Cultural Logics and Healing Strategies.
Stewart Brewer, Guatemalan Archival Research on the Chorti Maya.
(Received Ph.D. from the History Department, SUNY Albany.)
Elizabeth A. Hoag, Ceramics, Style and the Archaeology of Social Boundaries from the Mixtequilla, Veracruz, Mexico.
Jinsook Choi, Language Choice in a Mayan Community: The Politics of Identity Formation in Contemporary Guatemala.
Miguel Aguilera, A Survey of Maya Villages with Communicating Crosses.
Jinsook Choi, Language Choice and Language Ideology of the K’iché Maya in Guatemala.
Bradley Tatar, Community Politics and Ethnic Persistence: Monimbo, Masaya, Nicaragua. (Received Ph.D. in 2003 with the dissertation: "Narrating the Revolution: Sandistas and the Politics of Memory in Masaya, Nicaragua.")
Lisa Montiel, On the Border of the Teotihuacan Empire: Archaeological Investigations in the Yautepec Valley, Mexico.
Timothy Hare, Aztec Ceramic Production and Market Systems: Survey and Analysis of Clay Sources in the Yautepec Valley, Mexico.(Received Ph.D. in 2001 with the dissertation: Political Economy, Spatial Analysis, and Postclassic States in the Yautepec Valley, Mexico)
Annette McLeod, In Search of Nepantla: The Nahua Construction and Maintenance of Churches in Colonial Mexico.
Jan Olson, The Agents of Power: Late Postclassic Aztec Social Differentiation and Community Organization.
(Received Ph.D. in 2001: Unequal Consumption: A Study of Domestic Wealth Differentials in Three Late Postclassic Mexican Communities)
Nancy Forand, Maya Religious Pluralism: A Study of Language, Gender, and Social Change.
(Received Ph.D. in 2001 with the dissertation: Mayas in the Age of Apocalypse: Folk Catholics and Evangelicals in Quintana Roo)
Timothy Hare, Archaeological Survey of the Yautepec Valley, Morelos, Mexico.
(Received Ph.D. in 2001 with the dissertation: Political Economy, Spatial Analysis, and Postclassic States in the Yautepec Valley, Mexico)
Lisa Cascio, Teotihuacan Imperial Relations in the Yautepc Valley, Morelos, Mexico.
Nancy Forand, Viewing the World-System from Below: A Study of the Modern Maya.
Thomas van Alstyne
Silvia Salgado, Social Change in a Region of Granada, Pacific Nicaragua (1000 B.C.-1522 A.D.).
(Received Ph.D. in 1996)
Brent Metz, Experiencing Conquest: The Political and Economic Roots and Cultural Expression of Mayo-Chorti Ethos.
(Received Ph.D. in 1995)
Linda Asturias Barrios
(Received Ph.D. in 1994)
Tricia Gabany, Deciphering the Symbolic Heritage of the Tarascan Empire: Interpreting the Political Economy of the Pueblo-Hospital of Parangaricuitiro, Michoacan.
(Received Ph.D. in 1999)
Thomas Jamison, Social Interaction and Architecture in Southern Belize.
(Received Ph.D. in 1993)
Linda Asturias Barrios, Mano de Muher, Mano de Hombre: Producción Artesanal Textil en Comalapa, Guatemala.
Antonella Fabri, Composing the Nation: Politics of Memory and Displacement in Maya Testimonies from Guatemala.
(Received Ph.D. in 1994)
Alicia Re Cruz
(Received Ph.D. in 1992)
Lisa Van Eysden
(Received Ph.D. in 1991; deceased 1995)
(Received Ph.D. in 1990)
Quetzil Castañeda, An ‘Archaeology’ of Chichén Itzá: Discourse, Power, and Resistance at a Maya Tourist Site.
(Received Ph.D. in 1991)
Liliana Goldin, Organizing the World through the Market: a Symbolic Analysis of Markets and Exchange in the Western Highlands of Guatemala.
(Received Ph.D. in 1986)
Erica Verillo, Dialect variations and pronoun usage in Tzotzil of Chiapas, Mexico.
Olya Szyka, Oral history and ethnography in a Tzotzil Maya community, El Bosque (founded by Chamula Indians over 100 years ago, after being exiled as a result of war).
Julie Benyo, Archaeology in the central part of Honduras seen through ceramics.
(Received Ph.D. in 1986 with the dissertation: Archaeological Investigations of Intra-Community Social Organizations at La Ceiba, Comayagua, Honduras.)
John Sosa, Yalcoba, Yucatan, symbolic analysis of Yucatec Maya cosmology, rituals, etc.
(Became a shaman’s apprentice.
Received Ph.D. in 1985 with the dissertation: Maya Sky, the Maya World: A Symbolic Analysis of Yucatec Maya Cosmology)
Duncan Earle, Tzotzil Maya agrarian colony in the Chiapas jungle: land use and self-suffiency.
(Received Ph.D. in 1984 with the dissertation: Cultural Logic and Ecology in Community Development: Failure and Success Cases Among the Highland Maya.)
Staffan Brunius, Symbolic content and ritual functions of Yucatec Maya bee culture: pre-Hispanic and colonial evidence and present-day practices.
Kazuyasu Ochiai, San Andres Larralnzar, a Tzotzil Maya-speaking village in the Highlands of Chiapas , native mythology and ritual energy.
(Received Ph.D. in 1983 with the dissertation: When the Saints Come Marching In: A Micro-Analysis of Tipu and a Meta-Analysis of Twenty-Nine Paleodemographic Symbols)
Rosalie Robertson, Quiche-Maya of Chichicastenango in Highland Gutemala.
(Received Ph.D. in 1985 with the dissertation: Oneida Indian Educational Planning in Wisconsin)
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