Recent faculty publications include:
- Prof. Emerita Prudence Rice's 2011 Vintage Moquegua: History, Wine, and Archaeology on a Colonial Peruvian Periphery (Austin: Universiy of Texas Press);
- Prof. C. Andrew Hofling's 2011 Mopan Maya-Spanish-English Dictionary (Salt Lake City: Universiy of Utah Press);
- Prof. Jonathan Hill and Jean-Pierre Chaumeil's edited 2011 Burst of Breath: Indigenous Ritual Wind Instruments in Lowland South America (Lincoln: Universiy of Nebraska Press) and A. Hornborg and Jonathan Hill's edited 2011 Ethnicity in Ancient Amazonia: Reconstructing Past Identities from Archaeology, Linguistics, and Ethnohistory (Boulder: University of Colorado Press);
- Prof. David Sutton & Peter Wogan's 2010 Hollywood Blockbusters: The Anthropology of Popular Movies (Oxford: Berg Publishers) and D. Beriss & David Sutton's edited 2007 The Restaurants Book: Ethnographies of Where We Eat (Oxford: Berg Publishers);
- Prof. Anthony Webster's 2009 Explorations in Navajo Poetry and Poetics (Albuquerque: Universiy of New Mexico Press);
- Prof. Susan Ford, Leila Porter, & alumna Lesa Davis' edited 2009 The Smallest Anthropoids: The Marmoset / Callimico Radiation (Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects series, New York: Springer Press);
- Profs. Prudence Rice and Don Rice's edited 2009 The Kowoj: Identity, Migration, and Geopolitics in Late Postclassic Petén, Guatemala (Boulder: University Press of Colorado) follows their A. Demarest, Prudence Rice, and Don Rice edited 2005 The Terminal Classic in the Maya Lowlands: Collapse, Transition, and Transformation (Boulder: University Press of Colorado);
- Prof. Andrew Balkansky's co-authored 2009 Origins of theÑuu: Archaeology in the Mixteca Alta, Mexico (by Stephen Kowalewski, Andrew Balkansky, Laura Stiver Walsh, Thomas Pluckhahn, Hohn Chamblee, Verónica Pérez Rodríguez, Vernice Heredia Espinoza, & Charlotte Smith; Boulder: University Press of Colorado);
- Prof. Emeritus Jerome Handler's 2009 The Unappropriated People: Freedmen in the Slave Society of Barbados (Universiy of the West Indies Press);
- Prof. Jonathan Hill's 2008 Made-From-Bone: Trickster Myths, Music, and History from the Amazon (Series on Interpretations of Culture in the New Millenium. Urbana: University of Illinois Press);
- Prof. Prudence Rice's 2007 Maya Calendar Origins: Monuments, Mythistory, and the Materilization of Time (Austin: University of Texas Press) and 2004 Maya Political Science: Time, Astronomy, and the Cosmos (The Linda Shele Series in Maya and Pre-Columbian Studies, Austin: University of Texas Press. In addition, her classic Pottery Analysis: A Sourcebook (Chicago: Chicago Universtiy Press) was re-released in paperback in 2006);
- Prof. Izumi Shimada's edited 2007 Craft Production in Complex Societies: Multicraft and Producer Perspectives (Foundations of Archaeological Inquiry Series, Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press) and Izumi Shimada, Tadashi Baba, Ken-ichi Shinoda, & Masahiro Ono's edited 2006 Nasca, Wonder of the World: Message Etched on Desert Floor (Tokyo: Tokyo Broadcasting System and National Science Museum);
- Prof. Emeritus Carroll Riley's 2007 Rio del Norte: People of the Upper Rio Grande from Earliest Times to Pueblo Revolt (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press); this follows Prof. Riley's 2005 Becoming Aztlan: Mesoamerican Inluence in the Greater Southwest, A.D. 1200-1500 (Salt Lake City, University of Utah Press) and 2003 Kachina & The Cross (Salt Lake City, University of Utah Press);
- Linda Thornburg & Prof. Janet Fuller's edited 2006 Studies in Contact Linguistics: Essays in Honor of Glenn G. Gilbert (New York: Peter Lang Publishing);
- Profs. Brian Butler & Paul Welch's edited 2006 Leadership and Polity in Mississippian Society (Occasional Paper No. 33, CAI, Southern Illinois University Press).
- We are very pleased to announce that Prof. Jonathan Hill was named the CoLA Outstanding Scholar in 2011.
- We are sad to announce the passing of Dr. Robert Rands, at his home in Washington, D.C. in August, 2010. A memorial by past student can be found here.
- We are pleased to announce that Anthropology student, Phillip Wanyerka, won the SIUC Richard and Donna Falvo Outstanding Dissertation Award in 2010 (for his 2009 dissertation). He joins eight other
Anthropology students who have won the SIUC Outstanding Dissertation Award (and two honorable mentions), including
: Bruce Masse 1989, Liming Zhou, 1996; Warren Anderson, 1997; Penelope
McLorg, 2000; Tim
Pugh, 2001; Keith
Prufer, 2002; Ron Rich, (Honorable Mention) 2003, Kevin Schwartz, (Honorable Mention)
A. Tornow 2005, David
- Kenneth Routon (alumni of the SIUC Anthropology Department)
and currently a visiting assistant professor of anthropology at Christopher
Newport University published his dissertation work as a
book titled Hidden Powers of State in the Cuban Imagination (University of Florida Press) available early 2010.
- AGSA is the Anthropology graduate student organization.
All SIUC anthropology graduate students are members of AGSA. To learn
more about AGSA read their newsletter here.
- Prof. David Sutton was named the CoLA Outstanding Teacher in 2008. .
- Anthropology student Elliott Forsythe was "runner-up" (Honorable Mention) for the SIUC Outstanding MA Thesis Award 2009. Jacqueline Prime was "runner-up" (Honorable Mention) in 2007, and
Haagen Klaus, 2003, received the Outstanding MA Thesis Award.
- The Department lost another of its retired faculty
members in 2008. Professor emeritus Philip J. C. Dark, 89, died of heart failure
on April 4, 2008 in St Mawes, Cornwall, England. An obituary of Prof.
Dark can be found here.
- The Department is sad to report the death on Feb. 19, 2008
of Dr. M. Lionel Bender, retired professor and past chair of the department.
An obituary of his work and publications is available at here.
Prof. Izumi Shimada was named the SIUC Outstanding Scholar in 2007. Dr. Shimada
joins our prestigious list of past recipients of this award, including
Jerome Handler, George Gumerman, Robert
Corruccini, and Prudence