Faculty Members

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Joseph Wilder
Editor, Journal of the Southwest; Professor of Practice
Email: jwilder@u.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-2484

Joseph Wilder is editor and publisher of the regional quarterly, Journal of the Southwest, and former director (for 32 years) of the Southwest Center. He was raised in Tucson, in a family with territorial roots, his mother being born in...
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Maribel Alvarez
Associate Research Social Scientist and Associate Research Professor
Email: alvarezm@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-6694

Maribel Alvarez, Ph.D., is an anthropologist, folklorist, curator, and community arts expert who has documented the practice of more than a dozen of the country’s leading emerging and alternative artistic organizations. She is Associate Dean for Community Engagement for the College of Social and...
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Jeffrey Banister
Director, Associate Research Social Scientist, Associate Editor, and Associate Research Professor
Email: banister@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-2484
Office: Southwest Center

Jeffrey Banister is director of the Southwest Center, as well as associate editor and research social scientist.  He is also associate research professor in the School of Geography and Development.  As associate editor of Journal of the Southwest,...
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Jennifer Jenkins
Research Social Scientist
Email: jenkinsj@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0774
Office: Southwest Center

Jennifer Jenkins holds advanced degrees in American literatures and cultures and Information Science. Her work focuses on the history of the non-theatrical moving image in the Southwest and Mexico. Curatorial work includes the Puro Mexicano Tucson Film Festival, and exhibits at the Arizona...
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Gary Nabhan
Research Social Scientist
Email: gpnabhan@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-5774
Office: Southwest Center

Gary Nabhan, Ph.D., W.K. Kellogg Chair in Southwest Borderlands Food and Water Security,  is an ethnobiologist, agroecologist, conservation biologist and cultural geographer trained at the University of Arizona and Prescott College. He is author or editor of 26 books translated into 6 languages...
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Emma Perez
Research Social Scientist
Email: emmaperez@email.arizona.edu

Dr. Emma Perez earned a PH.D. in history from UCLA and taught in the Department of History at the University of Texas, El Paso from 1990 to 2003, where she also functioned as Chair. From 2003 to 2017, she taught in the Department of Ethnic Studies at University of Colorado, Boulder, also serving...
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Robin Reineke
Assistant Research Social Scientist
Email: rreineke@email.arizona.edu

Robin C. Reineke, PhD is Assistant Research Social Scientist in Anthropology at the University of Arizona’s Southwest Center. Her research centers on the social processes of forensic human identification and disappearance in the southern...
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Thomas Sheridan
Research Anthropologist
Email: tes@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 621-5088
Office: Southwest Center

Thomas E. Sheridan, Ph.D., is Research Anthropologist at the Southwest Center and Professor of Anthropology in the University of Arizona School of Anthropology. Tom has conducted ethnographic and ethnohistoric research in the Southwest and northern Mexico since 1971. He directed the Mexican...
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David Yetman
Research Social Scientist
Email: dyetman@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-2484

David Yetman is research social scientist and has been at the Southwest Center since 1992. He received his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Arizona in 1972. Yetman’s research has been primarily directed towards the state of Sonora, its indigenous people, their history, and how they...
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