Institute for Mesoamerican Studies
The Institute for Mesoamerican Studies (IMS) is a non-profit educational research institute dedicated to the study and dissemination of knowledge concerning the peoples and cultures of Mesoamerica (Mexico and northern Central America). IMS serves to organize and coordinate the work of the Mesoamericanist faculty at the State University of New York at Albany. We have the largest number of full-time Mesoamericanists of any institution north of Mexico, and our members are among the most active and prominent scholars in the field of Mesoamerican anthropology. The primary activities of IMS are research and publication. Read more about our history and how to contact us on our About Us page.
IMS Student Associate Receives a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
The Institute for Mesoamerican Studies congratulates Crystal Sheedy, an IMS student associate, on her recent Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship. Sheedy's project is entitled "Mayas in the Global Economy: Gender, Work, and Household Change and Continuity."
IMS Associates Receive 3 New National Science Foundation Grants
The Institute for Mesoamerican Studies congratulates Marilyn Masson and Robert Rosenswig and IMS faculty associates, and Caroline Antonelli, an IMS student associate, on their recent National Science Foundation grants. Rosenswig's project is entitled "The Role Of Competition In The Development Of Societal Complexity." Read more about the project here. Masson's project is about "Changing Agrarian Foundations Of Urban Life: A Long-Term Perspective." Read more about the project here. Antonelli's project focuses on "Subsistence Organization In A Traditional Society." Read more about the project here. All three projects will be used for archaeological investigation in Mexico.
Indigenous Bodies, Maya Minds: Religion and Modernity in a Transnational K'iche' Community by C. James MacKenzie will be released in Fall 2015 by the Institute for Mesoamerican Studies and the University Press of Colorado.
Basic K'ichee' Grammar (Revised Edition) by James L. Mondloch will be released in Fall 2016 by the Institute for Mesoamerican Studies and the University Press of Colorado.