Sociology/ Anthropology Department

Dr. Stacey A. Schwartzkopf

  Stacey Schwartzkopf

Charles S. and Lucile Esmon Shively Odyssey Associate Professor of Anthropology

Office: Mills Center 306B
Phone: (501) 505-1507
  • B.A., Arizona State University
  • M.A., Tulane University
  • Ph.D., Tulane University

Dr. Stacey Schwartzkopf, Associate Professor of Anthropology, researches and teaches about indigenous politics and culture, historical anthropology, and cultural commodities. He specializes in the study of Maya peoples in Guatemala, ethnohistory, Latin American racial and ethnic relations, and alcohol consumption.

He teaches classes in anthropological theory and ethnographic methods, as well as the courses Maya Peoples; Anthropology of Gender; Peoples and Cultures of Latin America; Substance and Seduction; Indigenous Politics in the Americas; and Society, Culture, and History.

He recently completed co-editing a volume on ingested commodities (alcohol, chocolate, sugar, tobacco, peyote, and mushrooms) in Mesoamerica and is currently working on a book manuscript on alcohol in Guatemalan Maya history.

He currently holds the Charles S. and Lucile Esmon Shively Odyssey Professorship,  on the theme of Material Culture and Everyday Life. The Professorship runs from 2017-2020. 

Selected Bibliography:

  • Substance and Seduction: Ingested Commodities in Early Modern Mesoamerica, co-edited with Kathryn E. Sampeck, University of Texas Press, 2017.
  • "Alcohol and Commodity Succession in Colonial Maya Guatemala: From Mead to Aguardiente" in Substance and Seduction, 2017
  • “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