National Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: Patricia McAnany

Affiliation: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Patricia McAnany is the Kenan Eminent Professor with the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  She holds her degrees from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (Ph.D.) and the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and her areas of specialization are Maya archaeology, crisis and resilience in Pre-Columbian civilizations, cultural heritage, and community-based participatory research.  Professor McAnany founded the Maya Area Cultural Heritage Initiative and co-founded InHerit: Indigenous Heritage Passed to Present: she is the Principal Investigator of InHerit, the Executive Director of The Alliance for Heritage Conservation, and is the co-Principal Investigator (with Prof. Ivan Batun-Alpuche) of Proyecto Arqueológico Colaborativo del Oriente de Yucatán (PACOY).

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