IMS Associates

The IMS community brings together Faculty and Students, past and present, who share a strong commitment to Mesoamerican research. We hope this page will contribute to the growth of our community and stimulate exchanges among researchers.


Faculty Associates

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.


Student Associates

The Institute for Mesoamerican Studies has a dynamic group of student associates working toward advanced degrees in anthropology with a regional focus in Mesoamerica.


IMS Alumni

Learn more about the generations of Mesoamericanist students who have graduated from our Department. If you would like to be listed as an Alumni please contact us and we will be happy to add your name on this page.


Associates in the news

In a recent interview (2017) by IMS alumnus Marx Navarro Castillo, professor at UNICACH in Chiapas, Mexico, Navarro Castillo talks about how he got into archaeology.

Dr. Louise Burkhart, IMS Faculty Associate, has won one of this year's (2017) President's Excellence Awards. These awards are given to those faculty and staff members who are exemplary models of the outstanding performance expected from all University employees. Awards are given for excellence in teaching, research and creative activities; academic, professional and support service and librarianship.

Student Associate Rebecca Mendelsohn is featured in the May 16th issue of Science Magazine. You can read the article here, and the UAlbany coverage there. To learn more about Mendelsohn's dissertation project, you can visit her website.

Alumni Associate Miguel Aguilera (Ph.D. 2004) is featured in the Fall 2013 issue of the University at Albany News Magazine. Click here to download Dr. Astor Aguilera's contribution. To access the full online issue, click here.