I currently hold a joint appointment in the Southwest Center and the Department of Anthropology and have conducted ethnographic and ethnohistoric research in the Southwest and Northern Mexico since 1971. I directed the Mexican Heritage Project at the Arizona Historical Society from 1982-1984, and was Director of the Office of Ethnohistorical Research at ASM from 1997 to 2003.
Since 1997, I've been involved in landuse politics in Arizona and the Southwest. I served as Chair of the Canoa Heritage Foundation, and have been heavily involved in Pima County's visionary Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan since 1998, chairing the Ranch Conservation Technical Advisory Team. I was President of the Anthroplogy & Environment Section of the American Anthropological Association from 2003 to 2005.
Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Arizona, 1983
- Anthropology & History
- Conservation & Community
- Production of Space
- Wilderness and Working Landscapes
- Common Property Theory
- Ranching, Urbanization, and Environmentalism
- Political Ecology of American West
- Political Ecology of Northern Mexico
- Ethnology & Ethnohistory of Southwest
- ANTH 418/518: Southwest Land & Society
- ANTH 423/523: Anthropology of Rural Mexico
- ANTH 696B: Anthropology and History
- ANTH 696B: Conservation & Community