Professor of American Indian Studies & Research Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arizona Nancy Parezo will present the 36th Journal of Anthropological Research Distinguished Lecture on "The Indian Fashion Show, Fighting Cultural Stereotypes with Gender Stereotypes " on Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the UNM Anthropology Lecture Hall (Room 163).
She will also present a specialized seminar on "Preservation & Representation of Native American Material Culture: Collaborating with Native Americans in Museum Contexts on Friday, April 19 at noon in Anthropology Room 248.
Parezo is a specialist in Navajo and Pueblo Indian arts and ritual, the history and popularization of anthropological research in the Southwest (especially the role of women) the preservation of the anthropological record and Native American dress.
She has also written or edited a number of books including "From Religious Act to Commercial Art," "Daughters of the Desert," Women Anthropologists and the Native American Southwest, "Anthropology Goes to the Fair The 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition," and "Their Own Frontier: Women Intellectuals Re-Visioning the American West."
Both events are free and open to the public. Parking must be with a UNM parking permit or at a metered space. The event is sponsored by the "Journal of Anthropological Research." The journal has been published at UNM since 1945 in the interest of general anthropology. More information is available at the JAR website.