Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Dr. Stacey Schwartzkopf, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, researches indigenous politics, the anthropology of states and nations, and cultural commodities. He specializes in the study of Maya peoples in Guatemala, ethnohistory, Latin American racial and ethnic relations, and alcohol use. He teaches classes in anthropological theory and ethnographic methods, as well as the courses Maya Ethnography; Peoples and Cultures of Latin America; Indigenous Politics in the Americas; and Society, Culture, and History. He is currently working on a book manuscript on alcohol in Guatemalan Maya history as well as articles on Maya community organization and on indigenous leadership and politics in nineteenth-century Guatemala.
- "Rural Castas, State Projects, and Ethnic Transformation in Late Colonial Western Guatemala." Ethnohistory, December 2013.
- “Consumption, Custom, and Control: Aguardiente in Nineteenth-Century Maya Guatemala” in Distilling the History of Alcohol: Guatemala and Aguardiente, edited by David Carey, Jr. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2012.
- "Ritual Cave Use among Q'anjob'alan Peoples in Colonial Northern Huehuetenango" in Exploring Highland Maya Ritual Cave Use: Archaeology and Ethnography in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, edited by James E. Brady. Austin, TX: Association for Mexican Cave Studies, 2009.
Experiential Learning Opportunities:
Mayan Odyssey Trip to Guatemala