Sonya Atalay (Ojibwe) received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2003 and is currently an NSF postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University. Her work relates to Indigenous archaeology, particularly the use of Indigenous epistemologies, ethics, collaborative research designs, and heritage issues. Dr. Atalay has conducted extensive archaeological fieldwork in Turkey, where she has had the opportunity to examine the wider implications of Indigenous archaeology by applying its methods and theories outside of an Indigenous land context. More recently as a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Atalay's fieldwork interests have expanded to include eastern North America, where she is currently engaged in collaborative research with Anishinaabe communities in the Great Lakes region.
Mario A. Caro is a historian and critic of contemporary Indigenous art. His recent work has analyzed the intersections of aesthetics and nationalism within the workings of globalization. He is currently completing a manuscript dealing with these issues titled "Decolonizing Nostalgia: Art, History, Nationalism, and the Native as Image."
Deana Dartt-Newton is a doctoral student in anthropology at the University of Oregon. A descendant of the Montecito Chumash of California, her research interests are concerned with pacific maritime cultures, impacts of colonization, and revitalization movements. With a background in museum studies, her dissertation addresses the role public education plays in the formation of public memory and continued marginalization of Native Californians.
Robin Maria DeLugan (Cherokee, Lenape) is a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow in the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of California, Berkeley. Trained in anthropology at the University of California, [End Page 661] Berkeley, she has teaching and research interests that cross the borders of anthropology, Latin American studies, Native American studies and comparative ethnic studies. Her research in El Salvador examines how reflections on post– civil war national history, culture, and identity intersect with Native efforts for official recognition. In Northern California she is working with Indigenous immigrants from Latin America as they join and build Native communities in a new homeland.
Roger Echo-Hawk, a former American Indian, is a composer of verse, photo, and aural dream meditations.
Jon M. Erlandson is an archaeologist who earned his PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1988. He is a professor of anthropology at the University of Oregon. He has worked closely with Chumash descendants for thirty years, has written or edited twelve books, and has published over 150 scholarly articles. He is the director of the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, coeditor of the Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, and a Knight Professor of Arts and Sciences.
Sara L. Gonzalez is a PhD candidate in anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her current research focuses on the representation of cultural heritage and the archaeology of colonialism at Fort Ross, California.
Ellen Hoobler is a PhD candidate in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University in New York. Her interest in Oaxaca began during a study abroad program she attended there while an undergraduate at Wellesley College, and today she focuses on the Oaxaca region in her studies on pre-Columbian art. Over the past ten years, she has conducted tours in Oaxaca, studied Zapotec language and culture, and during the summers of 2004 and 2005 she traveled extensively within the state of Oaxaca and Mexico as the recipient of Columbia's Summer Travel Grant and a Gutman Foundation language grant. She has written catalogue entries for Aztec exhibitions that were held at the Royal Academy of Art, London, and Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Gwyneira Isaac is an assistant professor and the director of the Museum of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at Arizona State University. She has conducted fieldwork at the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center in Zuni, New Mexico, and at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. Her research explores the definition of public and private knowledge and how this is negotiated through national and local museums. [End Page 662]
Ira Jacknis is a research anthropologist at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley. He has a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Chicago (1989). Before coming to the Hearst...