The Insititute's Board of Directors is made up of our Faculty Associates, who come from all four fields of anthropology and work throughout Mesoamerica.
Louise M. Burkhart (Ph.D., Yale, 1986) Historical Ethnography, interpretive anthropology, religion, folk literature, theater; Mexico.
Jennifer L. Burrell (Ph.D., New School for Social Research, 2005) Political economy, structural and political violence, human rights, forensic anthropology, transitional states, migration, development, gender, anthropology and history.
Robert M. Carmack (Ph.D., UCLA, 1956) Social anthropology, ethnohistory, Mesoamerican studies, social theory, Central America.
Lauren E. Clemens (Ph.D., Harvard, 2014) Linguistic theory, syntax, prosody, syntax-prosody interface, Mesoamerican and Polynesia.
Joanna Dreby (Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center, 2007) Immigration, gender and families, children, Latino communities, transnationalism.
Robert W. Jarvenpa (Ph.D., Minnesota, 1975) Socio-cultural anthropology, ecology, social change, interethnic relations, ethnographic methods, Circumpolar societies, Native North Americans; Northern Europe, Central America.
John S. Justeson (Ph.D., Stanford, 1978; MS in Computer Science, Stanford, 1988) Linguistics, historical linguistics, language and prehistory, variation and change, writing systems, probabilistic and simulation models, Mesoamerican languages and hieroglyphic writing, Elamite, Indus Valley writing.
Walter E. Little (Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2001) Mesoamerica, Cultural and Ethnic Identity, Cultural Performance, Gender Relations, Marketplace and Household Economics, Transcultural Studies - Tourism, Urban Anthropology
Marilyn A. Masson (Ph.D., University of Texas, 1993) Archaeology, cultural evolution, Precolumbian religion, zooarchaeology, lithic analysis, Mesoamerica, North America.
Verónica Pérez Rodríguez (Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2003) Ecological and Environmental Anthropology, Mesoamerican Archaeology, Complex Societies and Urbanism, Landscape and Regional Studies, Agriculture and Terracing.
Robert M. Rosenswig (Ph.D., Yale University, 2005) Anthropological Archaeology, Development of Complexity, Origins of Agriculture, Settlement Pattern, Ceramic Analysis.
John F. Schwaller (Ph.D., Indiana University, 1978) Aztecs, Nahua, Nahuatl, Catholic Church.