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Les Field

Professor
Department Chair

Photo: Les Field

Ethnology

At UNM since 
1994
Email: 
lesfield@unm.edu
Phone: 
505-277-5205
Curriculum vitae
 

Recent Courses:

  • Introduction to Anthropology (ANTH 101)
  • Cultures of the World (ANTH 130)
  • Principles of Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 330)
  • Latin American Societies and Cultures (ANTH 343/543)
  • Peoples and Cultures of the Caribbean (ANTH 387/587)
  • Honors Seminar (ANTH 498)
  • Topics in Ethnology: Identity: Methods and Approaches (ANTH 530)
  • Topics in Ethnology: Marxism, Anthropology, and Marxist Anthropology (ANTH 530)

Education:

Johns Hopkins University, Anthropology, BA cum laude 1979

Duke University, Anthropology, PhD 1987
Dissertation: “‘I am content with my art’: Two Groups of Artisans in Revolutionary Nicaragua”

Research:

Indigenous Identities; Nationalist Ideologies and the State; Resources and Development; Social Transformations and Landscapes; Conflict Zones; Licit and Illicit; Collaborative Research Methods and Epistemologies
Geographical Region: Nicaragua, Colombia, Ecuador, Indigenous California, Palestine

Recent Publications:

2017 “The Colombia-Israel Nexus: Towards Historical and Analytic Contexts,” Latin American Research Review, 52(4): 639-653.

2016  Challenging the Dichotomy: The Licit and the Illicit in Archaeological and Heritage Discourses Edited by Les Field, Cristobal Gnecco, and Joe Watkins. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

2016 “Introduction” (co-authored with Cristobal Gnecco and Joe Watkins) in Challenging the Dichotomy: The Licit and the Illicit in Archaeological and Heritage Discourses,  Les Field, Cristobal Gnecco, and Joe Watkins, eds. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. Pp. 3-20.

2016 “Dynamism not Dualism: Money and Commodity, Archaeology and Guaquería, Gold and Wampum,” in Challenging the Dichotomy: The Licit and the Illicit in Archaeological and Heritage Discourses,  Edited by Les Field, Cristobal Gnecco, and Joe Watkins. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. Pp. 180-196.

2013 "Double Trouble: Implications of Historicizing Identity Discourses," in Anthropology and the Politics of Representation: Identity Strategies, Decentered Selves and Crucial Places. Gabriela Vargas Cetina, ed.  University of Alabama Press. Pp. 19-32

2013 “Museo del Oro: viñetas” (with Cristobal Gnecco). Revista Colombiana de Antropología, vol. 49(2).

2013 “Mapping Erasure: The Power of Nominative Cartography in the Past and Present of the Muwekma Ohlone of the San Francisco Bay Area,” in Recognition, Sovereignty Struggles and Indigenous Rights in the United States: A Sourcebook. Amy E. Den Ouden and Jean O’Brien, eds. University of North Carolina Press. Pp. 287-310.

2013 “The Palestine Field School: Decoloniality and the Geopolitics of Knowledge,” (with Alex Lubin, Jakob Schiller and Melanie Yazzie) Social Text 31(4): 79-97.

2013 “Introduction,” in “Imagining Palestinian Archaeologies,” Special Issue of Archaeologies: Journal of the World Archaeological Congress, 9(2): 1-14.

2013 “Imagining Palestinian Archaeologies,” Special Issue of Archaeologies: Journal of the World Archaeological Congress, 9(2)