Department of Anthropology (970) 247-7438 (o)
Dissertation: “Ideology, History, and Action in Cotocollao, a Barrio of
Honors and Awards:
Fulbright Lecturing Award to
Alice Admire Distinguished Teaching Award, Fort Lewis College (1994-95)
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Fellowship (1980-81)
Doherty Foundation Fellowship (1989; declined due to concurrence of Fulbright award)
University of Illinois Graduate Fellowship (1977-78)
Malpas Trust Scholarship, DePauw University (1970-74)
Indiana State Scholarship (1970-74)
Phi Kappa Phi
Doctoral preliminary exams passed with Distinction (1980)
Superior Standing, Department of Anthropology, DePauw University (1974)
Fort Lewis College Foundation Grant, study trip to Beijing, 1995
Teaching Development Grant, Fort Lewis College, 1993-94
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research fieldwork grant (1988)
Tinker Foundation Summer Fieldwork Grant (1982)
University of Illinois Graduate Scholarship Supplement Grant (1982)
National Science Foundation Dissertation Supplement Grant (1980-82)
Grants for Fort Lewis College
Sabbatical leaves awarded
Professor of Anthropology &
Chair, Department of Anthropology, Fort Lewis College (1991-1996)
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women's Studies, Fort Lewis College (1990-1996) Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Fort Lewis College (1986-1990)
Instructor: bilingual education certification program, Farmington School District, New Mexico
Instructor, Department of Anthropology, Fort Lewis College (1983-1986)
Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois Department of Anthropology (1978, 1982)
Consultation and off-campus professional work
Invited speaker: II Ecuadorian Anthropology Congress (2006)
Invited speaker: Doshisha University School of Graduate American Studies (2006)
Invited speaker: Department of Anthropology,
speaker: Department of Sociology and Anthropology,
speaker: Tattered Cover Bookstore,
Editorial Board Member, The Journal of Latin American Anthropology (1999-2003 )
Fulbright Dissertation Grant Application Review Panel (Institute of International Education; for South American research: 1994, 1995, 1997)
Manuscript reviewer (American Anthropologist, Cultural Anthropology, Culture and Agriculture, Harbinger House, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, Identities, Journal of Latin American Anthropology, Latin American Research Review, Mayfield Publishing, University Press of Colorado, University of Texas Press, Wadsworth, Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Studies, etc.)
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research reviewer for regular and predoctoral grants (1993)
Ethnographic consultant, Southwest Archaeological Services, Inc., Aztec, New Mexico (1990- )
Anthropological consultant (informal), San Juan National Forest Durango, CO
Colorado Council on the Arts, 1993 Folk Arts Master/Apprentice panel member (Denver, Sept. 1992)
Western Colorado Museum small grants reviewer (1991-1994)
Site Visitor, Colorado Council on the Arts and Humanities, Folk Arts Master/Apprentice Program, 1991-92
Academic participant/writer for The Mirror Project, funded by the U.S. West Corporation, administered at Fort Lewis College, Durango (1989)
Associate for Reviews, American Ethnologist (1983)
Assistant for Reviews, American Ethnologist (1979-80, 1982)
Research assistant to Norman E. Whitten, Jr., editor, on Cultural Transformations and Ethnicity in Modern Ecuador (University of Illinois Press, 1981)
Research assistant to Douglas Butterworth and John Chance, on Urbanization in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 1980)
Editor, Journal of the Steward Anthropological Society (1977-78)
assistant to Richard Thompson (
Clerk: editing and archival work, Field Museum of Natural History Dept. of Anthropology (1975-76)
Chairperson and Treasurer, La Gente Community Center, Chicago, Illinois, (1974-76; volunteer work)
Spanish (fluent); French (reading); Imbabura Quichua (good comprehension and reading; rusty speaking); minimal training in German and in ancient and demotic Greek
Anthropological fieldwork/professional travel:
Beijing, China (NGO Conference on Women; Aug-Sept 1995)
La Paz, Bolivia (May 29-June 15, 1995)
Quito, Ecuador (Cotocollao sector), 22 months total (1988, 1986, 1982, 1980-81, 1979)
community of Peguche,
archive of the Instituto Otavaleño de Antropología (1981, 1982)
of the Franciscan Order,
archive of the Archbishopric of Quito, Ecuador (1981)
history of anthropology; critical
anthropology and indigenous advocacy; neoliberalism and education in Latin
America and the
Andean and Amazonian South
Anth 151C: Introduction to Anthropology (all 4 subfields plus applied)
Anth 210C: Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology (co-taught in 2001 with Enrique Salmón)
TS2S 402: Thematic Studies: Movements of Resistance (Winter 2003)
Anth 215CE: Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion
Anth 217C: Cultural Images of Women and Men
Anth 351: Ethnology of South America
Anth 351CE: Ethnology of Andean South America
Anth 355C: Anthropology of Women
Anth 355C: Anthropology of Gender
Anth 371CE: Ethnology of Lowland South America
Anth 371CE: Ethnology of Amazonian South America
Anth 390: Women's Roles in a Changing World
Anth 391: Cultural and Historical Frontiers (co-taught with Neil McHugh)
Anth 391: Tourism and Anthropology in the American Southwest (co-taught with Debra Martin)
Anth 395: History of Anthropological Thought
Anth 396: Proseminar in Anthropology
Anth 407: Political Anthropology
Anth 451: Advanced Research in Latin American Anthropology
Anth 455: Advanced Research in the Anthropology of Gender
Anth 496: Senior Research Seminar
WS 495: Capstone Seminar in Women's Studies (Winter 2004)
GS 391: Language and Mind (1-hr. course)
Honors 203: Honors Seminar in the Social Sciences/500 Years of Survival: The Quincentenary of the Columbus Voyage (co-taught with Rick Wheelock)
Freshman Composition Seminar 101: Native American Experience Through Literature
Freshman Composition Seminar 101: Anthropology Through Literature
Composition Seminar 101: Rethinking the Quincentenary
General Studies 100: What is
General Studies 100: Native American Gender & Sexuality (1 hour freshman seminar, 2006)
General Studies 101: Human Heritage I
General Studies 102: Human Heritage II
General Studies 191: Human Heritage I Film Series
Southwest Studies 191: Introduction to the Southwest
TS2S 402: Movements of Resistance
TS2R 407: Representations and Power
Faculty Co-Advisor, Small Axe/Small Steps (2006- present)
Coordinator, Gender & Women’s Studies Program (2004-2006; 1997-1999)
Library Faculty Personnel Committee (2006)
Faculty advisor, PRISM (Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexuals) Club (2003-04)
General Education Council (Chair; 1999-2003)
General Education and Colorado State Compliance Task Force ("GE 10") (2002-04)
Geosciences Program Review Committee (2001-02)
Co-Leader, General Education Culture Group (Summer 1999)
Elected faculty representative, Presidential Search Advisory Committee (1998)
Convener, Diversity Roundtable Seminar: “Issues in Cultural Privacy” (25 October 1996)
Invited speaker, Fort Lewis College Commencement Ceremonies, (December, 1995)
Chair, General Education Task Force (1996-97)
Department of Psychology Personnel Review Committee (1994-95)
Department of Theatre Personnel Review Committee (1994)
Writing Assessment Team (1993-1995 )
Special Freshman advisor (1984, 1990-92, 1994)
Coordinator, Student Honors Awards Convocation (1993)
Department of History Program Review Committee (1992)
Contributor to NEH grant proposal for Human Heritage Funding (1992)
Human Heritage faculty planning group (since 1992 )
Library Director Search Committee (1990)
Panel presenter for Women's Awareness Week (1991)
Panel presenter for Gay and Lesbian Awareness Week (1991)
Panel presenter for Diversity Day, Fort Lewis College (1991)
Women's Awareness Week panel discussant on professions (1989)
Speaker for opposition to CIA recruiting on campus (1988)
Speaker for opposition to Colorado English-Only Amendment (1988)
Anthropology Club Advisor (1988-1990)
Planning group to obtain funding for interdisciplinary Southwest studies course to enhance freshman literacy (funded by $50,000 Ford Foundation grant; 1987-88)
Tutor in Hispanic Cultural Center, Fort Lewis College (1988-1990; 1996-97)
Tutor in Intercultural Center, FLC (1984-1988)
Guest lecturer for several courses on campus (two Psychology Senior seminars; Southwest Studies Senior Seminar; Southwest Indian History; Introduction to the Southwest [several lectures on ethnicity, tourism, and representation in the Southwest]; Introduction to Theatre; Political Science Senior Seminar; Women in Development; various Anthropology courses not my own; etc.
Featured Scholar Selection Committee (2006- present)
General Education Council (1999-2004)
Curriculum Committee (1989-1996; 2001-2004, 2006)
Gender & Women’s Studies (1995 - present)
General Education Task Force (1996-97, 1999 )
Faculty Awards Committee (1989, 1996, 1997)
Women's Studies Steering Committee (1992-1994)
Honors Council (1990-1993)
International Studies Committee (1986)
Intercultural Committee (1983-1988)
Committee on Salary, Promotion, and Tenure (1986)
Off-Campus Committee (1987)
Off-campus service activities
Invited member, Aztec National Monument Comprehensive Interpretive Plan Task Force (2003-04)
Cangahua School Project co-organizer (Quito, Ecuador)
Alternative Horizons Board of Directors (1994-97); Hispanic language liaison (1994- present)
Southwest Elements Committee (to plan Animas-La Plata-funded museum and cultural center, 1988)
Talks presented in Durango Community:
Invited Speaker, San Juan Basin Archaeological Society ("What is Museum Anthropology?")
Invited speaker, Leadership La Plata (summer 2000, fall 2000)
Colorado Timberline Academy (talk on women’s human rights and FGM); Sept. 1999
Getaway class talk on Cultural Property and the Past (summer 1997)
Women's History Month (with B. Wehmeyer, 1994)
Unitarian Church (on the “New Age Movement”; 1993)
San Juan Basin Archaeological Society (1984, 1990, 2002)
Gay and Lesbian Alliance of Durango (1991)
Gay and Lesbian Alliance of FLC (1991)
Anasazi Consortium member (administered through the Anasazi Heritage Center, 1989-1991)
AAA conference sessions organized:
Engagements: Economic Crisis, State Cultural Politics, and Tourism in
2003 “Moving Across Borders: Re-Thinking and Re-Siting Americanist Anthropology in an Era of NAFTA, ALCA, and a "War on Terrorism” – 10 participants
1997 Session on “Anthropological Dimensions of NAGPRA.”
Published books and papers:
Under contract “Border Crossings: Transnational
Americanist Anthropology.” Kathleen S. Fine-Dare
and Steven L. Rubenstein, eds.
Under revision: “Histories of the Repatriation Movement” – chapter for Opening Archaeology: Repatriation’s Impact on Method and Theory, Thomas Killion, ed.
2005 “Anthropological suspicion, public interest and NAGPRA.” Journal of Social Archaeology 5(2): 171-192 (June).
2002 Grave Injustice: The American Indian
Repatriation Movement and NAGPRA.
1998 “The Cultural Contradictions of Assessment.” Newsletter of FOSAP (Federation of Small Anthropology Programs), 7(1):13-16 (Spring)
1997 “Disciplinary Renewal Out of National
Disgrace: Native American
1992 “Worldview.” Contact: Southwest Region Interpreter’s Newsletter XIV: 7-10. Jan.-Mar.
1991 Cotocollao:Ideología, Historia, y Acción en un barrio de Quito. Quito: Abya-Yala Press.
Politics of 'Interpretation' at
1981 (with the assistance of Kathleen Fine): Norman E. Whitten, Jr., “Introduction,” Pp. 1-41 IN: Cultural Transformations and Ethnicity in Modern Ecuador. Norman E. Whitten, Jr., ed. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.
Published book reviews (selection):
2005 Review of Michael E. Harkin, ed., Reassessing Revitalization Movements:
Perspectives from North American and the
2005 Review of Irving Goldman (edited by Peter J. Wilson), Cubeo Hehénewa Religious Thought: Metaphysics of a Northwestern Amazonian People (Columbia2004). Choice.
2004 Review of Francisco M. Salzano and A. Magdalena Hurtado, eds., Lost Paradises and the Ethics of Research and Publication (Oxford 2004). Choice.
2004 Review of Barbara Alice Mann, Native Americans, Archaeologists, and the Mounds (Peter Lang 2003). Choice 41-5994 (June).
2004 Review of James L. Conyers, Jr., Afrocentricity and the Academy: Essays on Theory and Practice (McFarland 2003). Choice 41-4971 (April).
2003 Review of Carter Jones Meyer and Diana Royer, eds., Selling the Indian: Commercializing and Appropriating American Indian Cultures (Arizona 2001). American Ethnologist 30(1).
2003 Review of Rosario Montoya, Lessie Jo Frazier, and Janise Hurtig, eds., Gender’s Place: Feminist Anthropologies of Latin America (Palgrave 2002). Choice 41-0395 (September).
2003 Review of Elazar Barkan and Ronald Bush, eds., Claiming the Stones/Naming the Bones: Cultural Property and the Negotiation of National and Ethnic Identity. (Getty Research Institute 2002). Choice 40-6477 (July).
2003 Review of Kath Weston, Gender in Real Time: Power and Transience in a Visual Age (Routledge 2002). The Women's Studies International Forum Journal 26(3): 180-81.
2003 Review of Steven Rubenstein, Alejandro Tsakimp: A Shuar Healer in the Margins of History
(Nebraska 2002). Choice 40-4788 (April).
2003 Review of Ann M. Tweedie, Drawing Back Culture: The Makah Struggle for Repatriation
(Washington 2002); and Patricia Pierce Erickson, Voices of a Thousand People: The Makah Cultural and Research Center (Nebraska 2002). Choice 40-2869a (January).
2002 Review of Barbara Joans, Bike Lust: Harleys, Women, and American Society (Wisconsin
2001). Choice 39-6749 (July).
2002 Review of Cecilia McCallum, Gender and Sociality in Amazonia: How Real People Are Made (Berg 2001). Choice 39-6502 (July).
2002 Review of Irma McClaurin, ed., Black Feminist Anthropology: Theory, Politics, Praxis, and Poetics (Rutgers 2001). Choice 39-4662 (April).
2002 Review of
2002 Review of Brian S. Bauer and Charles Stanish, Ritual and Pilgrimage in the Ancient Andes: The Islands of the Sun and the Moon (Texas 2001). Choice 39-2966 (January).
2001 Review of William H. Fisher, Rain Forest Exchanges: Industry and Community on an Amazonian Frontier (Smithsonian 2000). Choice 39-0389 (September).
2001 Review of Patrick Tierney, Darkness in El Dorado: How Scientists and Journalists Devastated the Amazon (W.W. Norton 2000). Choice 38-4547 (April).
2001 Review of Joan D. Mandle, Can We Wear Our Pearls and Still Be Feminists? Memoirs of a Campus Struggle (Missouri 2000). Choice 38-3600 (February).
2001 Review of Ronald J. Duncan, Crafts, Capitalism, and Women: The Potters of La Chamba, Colombia (University Press of Florida 2000). Choice 38-3477 (February).
2000 Review of Nancy Wachowich with Apphia Agalakti Awa et al., Saqiyuq: Stories from the Lives of Three Inuit Women (McGill-Queen’s 1999). Choice 37-6341 (July/August).
2000 Review of Barbara Weir Huber, Transforming Psyche (McGill-Queen’s 1999). Choice 37-3409 (February).
1999 Review of Marcia Stephenson, Gender and Modernity in Andean Bolivia (Texas 1999). Choice 37-1642 (November).
1999 Review of Richard Parker, Beneath the Equator: Cultures of Desire, Male Homosexuality, and Emerging Gay Communities in Brazil (Routledge 1999). Choice 37-1640 (November).
1999 Review of Susan Scheckel, The
Insistence of the Indian: Race and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century American
1999 Review of Inge Bolin, Rituals of Respect: The Secret of Survival in the High Peruvian Andes (Texas 1998). Choice 36-5153 (May).
1998 Review of Peter Wade, Blackness and Race Mixture: The Dynamics of Racial Identity in Colombia (Johns Hopkins 1993). American Ethnologist 25(1):55-56.
1998 Review of Johannes Wilbert, Mindful of Famine: Religious Climatology of the Warao Indians (Harvard 1997). Choice.
1998 Review of Frank A. Salamone, The Yanomami and Their Interpreters: Fierce People or Fierce Interpreters? (University Press of America 1997). Choice 35-3952 (March).
1998 Review of Richard Pace, The Struggle for Amazon Town: Gurupá Revisited (L. Rienner 1998). Choice 36-1052 (October).
1998 Review of Olga Nájera-Ramírez, La Fiesta de los Tastoanes: Critical Encounters in Mexican Festival Performance (New Mexico 1997). Choice.
1997 Review of Lauri Umansky Motherhood Reconceived: Feminism and the Legacies of the Sixties (New York University 1996). Choice.
1996 Review of Robbie Pfeufer Kahn, Bearing Meaning: The Language of Birth (
of Hans and Judith-Maria Buechler. Manufacturing Against the Odds:
Small-Scale Producers in an
of Joanne Rappaport, The Politics of
History, Native Historical Interpretation in the Colombian
of Stephen Greenblatt, Marvelous
Possessions: The Wonder of the New World (
1992 Review of Serge Gruzinski, Man-Gods in the Mexican Highlands: Indian Power in Colonial Society 1520-1800 (Stanford 1989). Latin American Anthropology Review 2(2):80-81 (Winter).
1984 Review of Susan Lobo, A House of My Own. American Anthropologist 86(2):457-458.
1995 (with W. James Judge) Anthropological Frameworks for Establishing Cultural Affiliation, Final
Report: A Document to Accompany the Inventory of Native American Human Remains and
Funerary Objects in the Possession or Control of
1992 (contributor, as ethnographic consultant): “Querencia: La Tierra es Todo: An Ethnographic and Historic Data Recovery Report for Sites LA 82025 and LA 83090 in San Juan and Rio Arriba Counties, New Mexico” for Williams Field Service, Bloomfield, New Mexico. Cassandra Leoncini, senior author. Aztec, NM: Southwest Archaeological Services Technical Report No. 92-SASI-033D.
Contradictions in the West." Paper
written for The Mirror Project, U.S. West-Fort Lewis College joint project
comparing cultural experiences in three western regions of the
Drama, “Cultural Recuperation,” and Municipal Intervention: The Cotocollao “Yumbada” of
2006 “Más allá del folklore: La yumbada de
Cotocollao.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of
Ecuatorianists, Latin American Studies Association,
2004 (with Byron Dare): “Winning at the White Man’s Game? Prosperity,
Cultural Integrity, and the Struggle for Sovereignty for the Southern Ute
Indian Tribe.” Paper in preparation for
the 103rd Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological
Association, November 17-21, 2004,
2003 "Vaccinations, Dollarization, and Educational Reform: Obstacles to Elementary Educational Delivery in a Marginal Area of Northwest Quito, Ecuador" Paper delivered at the Rocky
Mountain Council of Latin American Studies Golden Anniversary Conference. Feb. 20,
2001 “Bodies Unburied, Mummies Displayed: Anthropology and Repatriation in the Americas.”
given at a Presidential Invited Session, AAA meetings,
2000 “Anti-Anthropology in the Age of NAGPRA: Morality Plays, Neoliberalism, and the End(s) of Native American Advocacy.” Paper presented for invited session, “Fourth World Rising: A New Native Studies for a New Public Politics,” American Anthropological Association annual meeting.
San Francisco, Nov. 15-19.
1996a “The Discourses of Repatriation: NAGPRA Compliance in Southwest Colorado.” Paper
at the American Ethnological Society annual meetings in
April 17-21, 1996.
1996b “NAGPRA and the Opportunities for Pedagogical and Dialogical Adjustments: Plus C’est la
Même Chose?” Paper delivered at the American Anthropological Association annual meetings
1996c “Indigenous Identity and the
Anthropological Enterprise: Comparisons from
1995 “Truth, Postmodernism, and the Liberal Arts.” Text of Commencement Address, Fort Lewis
College, 16 December 1995.
1994 “Intellectual Property Rights, the
Academy, and the Para-academy: The
Appropriateness of Cultural Appropriation in the Grey Areas of University Teaching and Discourse.” American Anthropological Association national meetings,
1993 (with Philip Duke) “Native Americans and Archaeology: A Reply to Meighan.”
1992a “Multicultural Projects and Postcultural Anthropology: The Uneasy Fit Between Metaheuristics and Romanticism.” Paper for the symposium, “From Mead to Foucault: Multiculturalism in the Modern World” held at the conference, "Many Voices/Many Choices: Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century.” University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Sept. 24-26.
1992b “Neither Indians nor Cholos but Legitimate Residents Are We: Cultural Strategies of Survival on the Outskirts of Quito, Ecuador.” Paper presented at the Society for Cross-Cultural Research Annual Meetings, Feb. 26-Mar. 1.
1992c “Urban Indigenous Ritual Performance and
Political Ideology in
Politics of 'Interpretation' at
Bailes Urbanos de Cotocollao: Algunas Consideraciones sobre la Resistencia
Indígena a la Hegemonía del Estado.” submitted to Revista Andina
Resistance and Cultural Production in
“Ideology, History, and
Action in Cotocollao, A Barrio of
dissertation in Anthropology,
Situational Analysis of Urban Ideology in
Musical Performance in Urban
Ritual Performance in Urban Ecuador.” Paper
presented at the annual meetings of the American Ethnological Society,
and 'The Problem of Women.'” Master's
paper in lieu of a thesis. Department
of University of
and Women in
American Anthropological Association
Latin American Studies Association
Association of Black Anthropologists
Society for Museum Anthropology
Society for Cultural Anthropology
Society for Latin American Anthropology
Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies
Society for Feminist Anthropology
Linda J. Seligmann, Professor of Anthropology
Coordinator, Anthropology Program
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030
Professor of Anthropology
Assistant Dean, School of Arts & Sciences
University of Virginia
303 Brooks Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Debra L. Martin
Professor of Biological Anthropology
Dean, School of Natural Science
Amherst, MA 01002
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Wayne State University
137 Manoogian Hall
Debroit, MI 48202