Kathleen S. Fine-Dare

Professor of Anthropology & Gender/Women’s Studies

Affiliated Professor of Native American & Indigenous Studies

Fort Lewis College


Department of Anthropology                

281 Center of Southwest Studies

Fort Lewis College                                                                                        

Durango, CO  81301-3999

fine_k@fortlewis.edu,  970-247-7438



B.A., Anthropology, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, 1974

M.A., Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1980

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1986

Š       Dissertation title:  Ideology, History, and Action in Cotocollao, a Barrio of Quito, Ecuador


Honors and awards

Roger Peters Distinguished Professor Award, Fort Lewis College (2009)

Invited plenary panelist: II Congress of Ecuadorian Anthropology, Quito, Ecuador (Nov. 4-8, 2006)

Fort Lewis College Featured Scholar (Fall 2005)

Fulbright Lecture Scholar: Quito, Ecuador (2004-05)

Invited speaker, Fort Lewis College Commencement: “Truth, Postmodernism, and the Liberal Arts” (Dec. 1995)

Alice Admire Distinguished Teaching Award, Fort Lewis College (1994-95)

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Fellowship (1980-81)

Phi Kappa Phi


Positions held

Professor of Anthropology & Gender/Women’s Studies, Fort Lewis College (1996- )

Affiliated Professor of Native American & Indigenous Studies, FLC (2012- )

Visiting Professor, Master’s Program in Anthropology & Culture, Salesian Polytechnic University, Quito, Ecuador (2005- )

Chair, Department of Anthropology, Fort Lewis College (2007- , 1991-1996)

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women's Studies, Fort Lewis College (1990-96)      

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Fort Lewis College (1986-1990)

Instructor, bilingual ed. certification program, Farmington School District NM (1989)

Instructor (ABD), Department of Anthropology, Fort Lewis College (1983-1986)


Research interests

Indigenous cultural politics and repatriation; NAGPRA; history of anthropology; critical heritage studies neoliberalism and education in Latin America and the U.S.; nationalism and postcolonial theory; Latin American urban fiesta complex; intellectual property rights and Native Americans; anthropology of gender and gender asymmetry; feminist theory; ideological aspects of museum and cultural park interpretation and displays; tourism


Area interests

Andean South America (particularly Ecuador); Native North America; North America (popular culture, museums); Hispanic and Native Southwest U.S.


Research grants awarded

Fort Lewis College Faculty Research Development Grants (2011, 2009, 2008, 2003, 2001)

Fort Lewis College Foundation Grant (2012, 2011, 2006)

Fort Lewis College Teaching Research Development Grant- IRB & Native Americans (2008)

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)


Grant funding received for Fort Lewis College: $804,000

Colorado Program of Excellence-Department of Anthropology (with Amy Stenslien/Yeager) ($750,000) awarded to

                  the FLC Department of Anthropology by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (1998-2003).

NAGPRA Grant to Fort Lewis College (with Philip Duke) “Cultural Property, Cultural Privacy, and Repatriation: A

                  Long-Term Collaborative Dialogue”-- National Park Service (Aug 1995 $54,000)


Fort Lewis College sabbatical leaves awarded 

Urban Mountain Spirits: Sociality, Dance, and Personhood in the Historical Landscape of Northwest Quito, Ecuador


Education and Social (In)Security in Ecuador (2004-2005)

Repatriation Issues in the Academy  (Fall 1995)


Consultation, speaking engagements, and off-campus professional work

Invited speaker:  DePauw University Department of Sociology & Anthropology (2008); Doshisha University School

 of Graduate American Studies (2006); Department of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University (Fall 2004); George Mason University (Fall 2004); Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver, Colorado, 2003



Spanish (fluent); French (reading); Imbabura Quichua (good comprehension and reading; minimal speaking); minimal training in German and in ancient and demotic Greek


Anthropological fieldwork/professional travel

Cusco, Peru (2010, 1998)

Quito, Ecuador (Cotocollao sector): 5 weeks (2011); 2 weeks (2010); 6 weeks (2003); 4 weeks (2013, 2008, 2007, 2006); 3 weeks (2000, 2001, 2002, 2005); 22 months (1988, 1986 ,1982, 1980-81, 1979)

Peguche, Imbabura Province, Ecuador, 2 months (1982)

Beijing, China (NGO Conference on Women; Aug-Sept 1995)

La Paz, Bolivia (May 29-June 15, 1995)


Archival research

Research Archives, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2008)

Archives of Mesa Verde National Park (2006, 1998)

Archive of the Instituto OtavaleĖo de Antropología (1981, 1982)

Archive of the Franciscan Order, Quito, Ecuador (1981)

Archive of the Archbishopric of Quito, Ecuador (1981)


Professional service and consultation

American Anthropological Association Nominations Committee, elected to Cultural Seat (2013- )

Secondary review panel member, Alaska Nanuuq Commission (TEK human-polar bear interaction report; 2012)

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research panel of reviewers (2012-2013, 1993)

Ecuatorianistas section of Latin American Studies Association, advisory board member (2012- )

Editorial Board Member, The Journal of Latin American Anthropology, 1999-2003

Fulbright Dissertation Grant Application Review Panel - Institute of International Education (2009, 1997)

Invited member, Aztec National Monument Comprehensive Interpretive Plan Task Force (2003-04)

Manuscript reviewer:

The International Indigenous Policy Journal, Museum Anthropology, American Indian Quarterly, City and Society, American Indian Law Review, American Anthropologist, Cultural Anthropology, Culture and Agriculture, University of Illinois Press, University of Nebraska Press, 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.

Ethnographic consultant, Southwest Archaeological Services, Inc., Aztec, NM (1990)

Anthropological consultant, San Juan National Forest Durango, CO (1988-90)

Colorado Council on the Arts Folk Arts Master/Apprentice panel member (1991-93)

Western Colorado Museum small grants reviewer (1991-1994)      

Academic participant/writer for The Mirror Project, funded by the U.S. West Corporation (1989)

Associate for Reviews, American Ethnologist (1983); Assistant for Reviews, American Ethnologist (1979-80, 1982)


Courses taught

Anth 375: Museum & Critical Heritage Studies (Fall 2013)

Anth 495/496:  Senior Research Seminar in Anthropology (2013-2014)

GWS 496: Senior Seminar in Gender & Women’s Studies

Anth 358: Native American Gender Issues

Anth 151: Introduction to Anthropology

Anth 215: Magic & Religion

Anth 365: Language & Culture

Anth 395: History of Anthropological Thought

Anth 364: Topics: Indigenous Latin America: Power, Place, & Identity in the Andes

EGC 303: Representations and Power

Anth/GWS 355: Anthropology of Women; Anthropology of Gender

Anth 451: Advanced Research in Latin American Anthropology

Anth 455: Advanced Research in the Anthropology of Gender

WS 101:  Introduction to Women’s Studies

Anth 210: Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology (co-taught in 2001 with Dr. Enrique Salmón)

TS2S 402:  Movements of Resistance

Anth 217: Cultural Images of Women and Men 

Anth 351: Ethnology of Andean South America; Native Peoples of the Andes

Anth 371: Ethnology of Lowland South America; 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 Dr. Debra Martin)

Anth 396: Proseminar in Anthropology

Anth 407: Political Anthropology

Anth 496: Senior Research Seminar

WS 495: Capstone Seminar in Women's Studies (2004)

GS 391:  Language and Mind

Hon 203: Honors Seminar in the Social Sciences/500 Years of Survival: The Quincentenary of the Columbus Voyage (co-taught with Dr. Rick Wheelock)              

Freshman Composition Seminar 101: Native American Experience through Literature

Freshman Composition Seminar 101: Anthropology through Literature

Freshman Composition Seminar 101: Rethinking the Quincentenary
General Studies 100: What is Normal?

General Studies 100: Native American Gender & Sexuality

General Studies 101: Human Heritage I; General Studies 102: Human Heritage II

General Studies 191: Human Heritage I Film Series

Southwest Studies 135: Introduction to the Southwest


Fort Lewis College service

Member, FLC Honors Council (2013-  )

Co-chair, Faculty Awards Committee (2013- )

NAIS Search Committee member (2014, 2012)

Fulbright Faculty Liaison and Program Adviser, Fort Lewis College (2010- )

Keynote Address: Native American Honors Society induction dinner, FLC (April 2012)

First Year Programs Task Force (2012- )

Faculty Senator (2010- )

Faculty Awards Committee member (2010-2013, 1996-1997, 1989)

Faculty Advisor to RSO Club Feminist Voice (2012- )

Participant in Art Dept “Collections” exhibit  (Jan 2012)

FLC NAGPRA Committee (2004- )

Engineers Without Borders fundraiser speaker (2011)

Title III grant proposal team (2011)

Panelist: “Inspire the Dream/Empower the Change” FLC  (2011)

Welcome address, “The Real History of the Americas” (2011, 2010)

Panelist, “Two Spirit” film discussion (2010)

Chair: Immigration Panel FLC (2010)

President’s Organizational Task Force (2010)

Interdisciplinary Task Force (2009- )

Faculty Senate (2009- )

Discussion co-leader, Martin Luther King film event (Jan 20, 2009)

NBS Honors Convocation co-organizer (2009)

Committee of Faculty Women (2008- )

Institutional Review Board (2008- )

Human Heritage Coordinator (2007-2008)

Member, Native American & Indigenous Studies Advisory Board (2006- )

EGC Task Force, General Education Council (2008- )

Curriculum Committee (2006- , 2001-2004, 1989-1996)

NBS Dean Search Committee (2007)

Chair, NAGPRA Interim Committee, FLC Department of Anthropology (2005)

Coordinator, Gender & Women’s Studies Program (2004-2006; 1997-1999)

Featured Scholar Selection Committee (2006)

Library Faculty Personnel Committee (2006)

Faculty co-advisor, Small Axe/Small Steps (2006- )

Faculty advisor, PRISM (2003-04)

General Education Council Chair (1999-2003)

General Education Council (1999-2004; 2006- )

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” (1996)

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 (1994, 1984, 1990-92)

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 (1992-1994)

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: 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 (1996-97; 1988-1990)

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; multiple FLC anthropology courses.

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)


Selected speakers brought to FLC

Mr. Frank Matero (U Pennsylvania School of Design); Dr. Larry Emerson (Diné), Dr. Beatrice Medicine (Standing Rock Reservation), Dr. Joseph Suina (Cochiti Pueblo), Dr. Claire Farrer (Cal State-Chico), Dr. Greg Johnson (CU-Boulder), Dr. Linda Seligmann (Yale University), Dr. Clark Erickson (University Museum, U. Pennsylvania), Dr. Robert Preucel (University Museum, U. Pennsylvania), Dr. John Isaacson (Los Alamos National Laboratories), Dr. James Zeidler (CSU Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands), Tina Deschenie (Editor, Tribal College Journal).


Community service (Durango, Ecuador)

Four Corners Lecture Series consortium participant (2007- present)

Cangahua School Project co-organizer (2003-present , Quito, Ecuador)

Kinde Cultural Center Project (2008- present, Quito, Ecuador)

Durango/Four Corners Women's Resource Center Board of Directors (2002-2005)

Alternative Horizons Board of Directors (1994-97); Hispanic language liaison (1994- present)

La Plata Prevention Partners Multicultural Task Force (1992-93)

Southwest Elements Committee (to plan Animas-La Plata-funded museum and cultural center; 1988)

Selected talks presented in Durango Community:

Life-long Learning Series, FLC (“Social Archaeology” 2009); Four Corners Lecture Series (“Urban Mountain Gods,” 2008); Mesa Verde Centennial Lecture Series (“Bodies Unburied, Mummies Displayed,” 2006); San Juan Basin Archaeological Society ("What is Museum Anthropology?" Fall, 2002); Leadership La Plata (summer 2000, fall 2000); Colorado Timberline Academy (women’s rights), 1999; Getaway class talk on Cultural Property and the Past (summer 1999); Women's History Month (with B. Wehmeyer 1994); Unitarian Church (on the “New Age Movement” 1993); San Juan Basin Archaeological Society (2009, 2002, 1984, 1990); Gay and Lesbian Alliance of Durango (1991)


American Anthropological Association conference sessions organized

Š       Border Crossings and Exchanges: Celebrating the Work of Steven L. Rubenstein (Double session) November 13-18, 2012 (San Francisco)

Š       Symbolic Affinities, Pragmatic Engagements: Shaping Latin American Ethnology through the Collaborative Work of Norman and Dorothea Scott Whitten (Double session) November 19-25, San Francisco, CA (2008)

Š       Ambivalent Engagements:  Economic Crisis, State Cultural Politics, and Tourism in Latin America – double session (12 participants).  American Anthropological Association annual meetings, Nov. 13-19, San Jose, CA (2006)

Š       Moving Across Borders: Re-Thinking and Re-Siting Americanist Anthropology in an Era of NAFTA, ALCA, and a "War on Terrorism” – (10 participants)

Š       Anthropological Dimensions of NAGPRA  (7 participants; 1997)


Publications (books, book chapters, articles)

Accepted: The Claims of Gender: Flexible Citizenship, Indigeneity, and Horizontal Women's Power in Urban        Ecuador under the 2008 Political Constitution.  Journal of Social Development Issues.  Special issue on Social Development, Democracy and Human Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean.  Rosemary Barbera and Linda Stevenson, special issue editors.

In press   Finding the Road Back to the Last Good Job in America.  Ch. 13 In Roads Taken: The Professorial Life, Scholarship in Place, and the Public Good, edited by Bill Spellman and Roger Epp.  Kirksville MO: Truman State University Press.

In press   From Mestizos to Mashikuna: Global Influences on Discursive, Spatial, and Performed Realizations of Indigeneity in Urban Quito, Ecuador.  Ch. 13 In: Mestizaje and Globalization: Transformations of Identity and Power in the Americas.  Stefanie Wickstrom and Philip D. Young, eds.  University of Arizona Press.

2013        (Neo)indigenismo in an age of neoliberal exchanges and conflicts: A case study from urban Ecuador.                          Proceedings from the Second Congress on Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America and                                     the Caribbean (held November 3-5, 2011). Marc Becker, ed.  Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

2011[2012](with B. Durkee) Interpreting an absence: Mesa Verde National Park’s responses to the public regarding

 the mummy Esther’s display and disappearance.  Special issue on Interpretation and the National

Parks,  Journal of the West 50(3): 43-50.  Robert Pahre, guest editor. 

2010        Quito Quichua.  Encyclopedia of World Cultures.  New Haven, CT: Yale University Human Relations Area Files.

2009        Border Crossings: Transnational Americanist Anthropology. Kathleen S. Fine-Dare and Steven L. Rubenstein, eds.   Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

2009        Bodies Unburied, Mummies Displayed: Indigenous Cultural Politics Across American Borders.  Pp. 67-118 In:  Border Crossings: Transnational Americanist Anthropology.  Kathleen S. Fine-Dare and Steven L. Rubenstein, eds.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

2009        (with Steven L. Rubenstein) Introduction: Border Crossings.  In Border Crossings: Transnational Americanist Anthropology.  Kathleen S. Fine-Dare and Steven L. Rubenstein, eds. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

2009        Rubenstein, Steven L., and Kathleen S. Fine-Dare.  The Lizard’s Dream. Pp. 289-330 In:  Border Crossings: Transnational Americanist Anthropology. Kathleen S. Fine-Dare and Steven L. Rubenstein, eds.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

2008        Histories of the Repatriation Movement .  Pp. 29-56 In: Opening Archaeology: Repatriation’s Impact on Method and Theory, Thomas Killion, ed.  School of American Research Press.

2007        Más allá del folklore: la yumbada de Cotocollao como una vitrina para los discursos de la identidad, de la intervención estatal, y del poder in los Andes urbanos ecuatorianos.  Pp. 55-86 In: Estudios ecuatorianos: un aporte a la discusión – tomo II.  William T. Waters y Michael T. Hamerly, eds.  Quito: FLACSO, Ecuador section of the Latin American Studies Association, y Abya-Yala.

2007        Los reclamos de género: Hacia un entendimiento y una valuación mejor de la antropología de género en el Ecuador, Pp. 121-140 In: Memorias del II Congreso Ecuatoriano de Antropología y Arqueología: Balance de la última década: Aportes, retos y nuevos temas.  Fernando García, compilador.   Quito: Abya Yala, FLACSO.

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.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

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 Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Compliance in the Academy.  Radical History Review 68: 25-53.

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.

1988        The Politics of “Interpretation” at Mesa Verde National Park.   Anthropological Quarterly 61(4): 177-186.


Published book review research essays

2014        Review essay on Becoming Mapuche: Person and Ritual in Indigenous Chile,  by Magnus Course (Interpretations of Culture in the New Millennium, No. 8.  Norman E. Whitten, Jr., series editor.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2011) and Shamans of the Foye Tree: Gender, Power, and Healing among Chilean Mapuche, by Ana Mariella Bacigalupo (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2007). Latin American & Caribbean Ethnic Studies, LACES.

2010        Popular memory, public performance, and demands for citizenship in urban Cochabamba and Buenos Aires: a review.  Dialectical Anthropology  34(2): 235-243 (June).


Selection of published book reviews (I also review 4 times a year for CHOICE)

2013        Review of Art, Nature, and Religion in the Central Andes: Themes and Variations from Prehistory

to Present, by Mary Strong (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2012).  Visual Anthropology Review (Fall).

2013        Review of In the Smaller Scope of Conscience: The Struggle for National Repatriation Legislations, 1986-1990, by C. Timothy McKeown (University of Arizona Press, 2012).   Journal of Museum Anthropology 36:2 (Sept.)

2012        Review of One State, Many Nations:  Indigenous Rights Struggles in Ecuador, by Maximilian

Viatori  (School for Advanced Research Global Indigenous Politics Series.  James F. Brooks, General Editor.  Santa Fe, NM:  School for Advanced Research Press.2009).   Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (N.S.) 18, 908-909 (Dec.).

2011        Review of Wives and Husbands: Gender and Age in Southern Arapaho History, by Loretta Fowler (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2010).  Great Plains Research 21(2): 250 (Fall).

2011        Review of We Will Dance Our Truth: Yaqui History in Yoeme Performances, by David Delgado Shorter (U Nebraska Press, 2009).  Journal of Anthropological Research 67(1).

2010        Review of Yaqui Homeland and Homeplace: The Everyday Production of Ethnic Identity, by Kirsten C. Erickson (Arizona, 2008).  Journal of Anthropological Research 66(3): 432-433.

2009        Review of Indians and Leftists in the Making of Ecuador’s Modern Indigenous Movement, by Marc Becker (Duke University Press, 2008).   Journal of Interdisciplinary History 40(1): 134-135 (Summer).

2009        Review of Sacred Claims: Repatriation and Living Tradition, by Greg Johnson (University of Virginia Press, 2008).  American Anthropologist 111(1): 119-120 (March).

2006        Review of Archaeological Theory and the Politics of Cultural Heritage, by Laurajane Smith (Routledge 2004).  Museum Anthropology 29(2).

2005        Review of Handle with Care: Ownership and Control of Ethnographic Materials, by Sjoerd R. Jaarsma (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002).  American Anthropologist 107(3): 531-532.

2003        Review of Selling the Indian:  Commercializing and Appropriating American Indian Cultures edited by Carter Jones Meyer and Diana Royer (Arizona 2001).  American Ethnologist 30(1).

2003        Review of Claiming the Stones/Naming the Bones: Cultural Property and the Negotiation of National and Ethnic Identity, edited by Elazar Barkan and Ronald Bush (Getty Research Institute 2002).  Choice 40-6477 (July).

2003        Review of Gender in Real Time: Power and Transience in a Visual Age, by Kath Weston (Routledge 2002).  The Women's Studies International Forum Journal 26(3): 180-81.

2002        Review of Black Feminist Anthropology: Theory, Politics, Praxis, and Poetics, edited by Irma McClaurin (Rutgers 2001).  Choice 39-4662 (April).

2002        Review of The Repatriation Reader, edited by Devon L. Mihesuah (Nebraska 2000).  Cambridge Archaeological Journal 12(1):153-155 (April).

1998        Review of Blackness and Race Mixture: The Dynamics of Racial Identity in Colombia, by Peter Wade (Johns Hopkins 1993).  American Ethnologist 25(1):55-56.

1994        Review of Manufacturing Against the Odds: Small Scale Producers in an Andean City, by Hans and Judith-Maria Buechler. American Ethnologist 21(4):1086-1087 (November).

1993        Review of The Politics of History, Native Historical Interpretation in the Colombian Andes, by  Joanne Rappaport, American Ethnologist 20(3):630-631

1993        Review of Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World, by Stephen Greenblatt (Chicago 1991).  The Latin American Anthropology Review 5(1):38 (Spring).

1992        Review of Man-Gods in the Mexican Highlands: Indian Power in Colonial Society 1520-1800, by Serge Gruzinski (Stanford 1989).  Latin American Anthropology Review 2(2):80-81 (Winter).

1984        Review of A House of My Own, by Susan Lobo (University of Arizona Press, 1981). American Anthropologist 86(2):457-458.


Published news articles

2011        Longitudinal work at the margins of the state in Quito, Ecuador.  Section News:  Society for Latin American & Caribbean Anthropology.  Anthropology News pp. 39-40 (May).

2010        NAGPRA’s effects on anthropology education: Views from a college serving Native American communities.  Academic Affairs, Anthropology News, pp. 28-29 (March).”  Kathleen Fine-Dare, Mona Charles, Dawn Mulhern, and Charles Riggs.

2010        Tuning in turning on: FLC educates students in global citizenship to prepare them for the future.  Op-Ed piece, The Durango Herald (Sunday, March 14).


Commissioned reports

2010        (with W. James Judge and Dawn Mulhern) Anthropological Frameworks for Establishing

Cultural Affiliation: A Document to Accompany the Inventory of Native American Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession or Control of Fort Lewis College.

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 Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession or Control of Mesa Verde National Park.  Prepared for Mesa Verde National Park and Research Management Division in Partial Fulfillment of Contract #MEVE-R-94-0436.

1989        Cultural 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 United States.


Unpublished manuscripts

2013        Transubstantiation and the Hidden Histories of Andean Urbanites: Corpus Christi, San Juan, and the Objective Play of New Subjectivities in Quito, Ecuador. Paper presented in the session, “The Materiality of the Occult: Cross-Cultural Perspectives,” Fernando Santos-Granero and Jonathan D. Hill, co-organizers. 2013 Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, Illinois, November 20.

2013        Género y fricción en las prácticas y los discursos del Yumbo de y en la Yumbada de Cotocollao.  Paper given at the 6th LASA-Ecuatorianistas conference, June 27-29, University of Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador.

2012        Grief and a Co-author’s Rage: Existential and Epistemological Tensions in the Work of Steven L. Rubenstein.  Paper given at the American Anthropological Association meetings, November 13-18, 2012.

2012        The Claims of Gender: Flexible Citizenship, Indigeneity, and Women's Power in Urban Ecuador under the 2008 Political Constitution.  Paper delivered at the Latin American Studies Association XXX International Congress, San Francisco, CA, May 23-26, 2012.  Session: ŃLa Patria ya es de todos!: The 2008 Constitution and the Politics of Inclusion and Collective Identity in Ecuador.

2011        (Neo)indigenismo in an age of neoliberal exchanges and conflicts: A case study from urban Ecuador.  Paper prepared for the Second Congress on Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean, November 3-5, 2011, University of California, San Diego Session 2, Panel  14, 1:30-3:15 p.m., Room 9: “Historical and Cultural Aspects of Indigenismo (I)” (Marc Becker, organizer).

2010        Invisible Circulation: Sex, Lies, and the Interdisciplinary Disciplining of Anthropology.  Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association annual meetings.

2008        (with Julie L. Williams).  Contrastructural Strategies of Urban Indigeneity in the Quito Basin. Paper presented at the 2008 AAA meetings.

2006        Ritual Drama, “Cultural Recuperation,” and Municipal Intervention:  The CotocollaoYumbada” of Quito, Ecuador.  Paper presented at the 2006 AAA meetings.

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 presented at the103rd Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, November 17-21, 2004, San Francisco, CA.                

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, Tempe, Arizona.

2001        Bodies Unburied, Mummies Displayed: Anthropology and Repatriation in the Americas.  Paper given at a Presidential Invited Session, AAA meetings, Washington DC.

1996        The Discourses of Repatriation: NAGPRA Compliance in Southwest Colorado.  Paper delivered at the American Ethnological Society annual meetings in San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 17-21, 1996.

1996        NAGPRA and the Opportunities for Pedagogical and Dialogical Adjustments: Plus C’est la Mźme Chose?  Paper delivered at the American Anthropological Association annual meetings in San Francisco, CA, November 19-24, 1996.

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, Atlanta, GA, November 1994.

1993        (with Philip Duke) Native Americans and Archaeology: A Reply to Meighan.

1992        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.

1992        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.

1992        Urban Indigenous Ritual Performance and Political Ideology in Quito, Ecuador.”  A report prepared for the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research.


Professional memberships

American Anthropological Association (AAA)

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA)

Association of Indigenous Anthropologists, (AIA)

International Congress of Americanists

Latin American Studies Association (LASA; Ecuador, ERIP, and Gender sections)

Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (SLACA)

Association of Black Anthropologists (ABA)

Society for Museum Anthropology (SMA)

Society for Feminist Anthropology (SFA)



Keiko Ikeda, Professor

Graduate School of Global Studies

Doshisha University

Karasuma-Imadegawa, Kamigyo-ku,

Kyoto, 602-8580 JAPAN



Marc Becker, Professor of History

Truman State University

MC 227

100 E. Normal Ave.

Kirksville, MO  63501




Linda J. Seligmann, Professor of Anthropology

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

George Mason University

Robinson B323

Fairfax, VA  22030




Norman E. Whitten, Jr., Professor Emeritus

Department of Anthropology

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, IL  61801

nwhitten@uiuc.edu                                                                      December 2013