IMS Associates


IMS Alumni

Rebecca Mendelsohn (Ph.D. 2017) archaeology of the southern Pacific Coast of Mexico, development of sociopolitical complexity, networks and interregional interaction, starch grain analysis

Ben Leeming (Ph.D. 2017) Early colonial meixco, Nahuatl language, indigenization of Christianity, indigenous American literature and poetics

Sarah Heins (Ph.D. 2017) Paleoenvironments, animal husbandry, osteology, isotope analysis

Kyle Lockhart (M.A. 2017) Mesoamerican Archaeology, complex societies

Mounia El Kotni (Ph.D. 2016) Gender, Human rights, Mexico, Reproductive health

Jason Scott Paling (Ph.D. 2016) Maya political organization; environmental reconstruction

Christopher Valesey (M.A. 2015) Colonial Mexico, Nahuatl, Saints, Memories of Conquest

Jerry Ek (Ph.D. 2015) Settlement patterns, political organization, Maya Lowlands, Southern Gulf Coast, Champoton

Christian Michael Holmes Maya Archaeology,landscape archaeology, ceramics

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

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

Christine Vassallo-Oby (neé Preble) (Ph.D. 2014) Tourism, cruise ship industry, Mexico

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

Kendra Farstad (M.A. 2014) Maya Archaeology, ethnobotany

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

Sara Ruggiero (M.A. 2014) Postwar Guatemala, nervios, women's health and illness

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

Claudia Dary (Ph.D. 2008) Etnicity, identity, common lands

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

John Edvalson (M.A. 2008) Indigenization, Community Politics, Schools and Social Reproduction; Guatemala

Jared Latimer (M.A. 2007) Mesoamerican and Lower Central American archaeology, political organization and economy, developing complexity and prestate social organization

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fernando Ocampo Ethnohistory, Colonial Mexico, Nahuatl texts