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  • Kym Morrison

    Kym Morrison


    BioKaren Y. Morrison, “Kym,” is a social historian of Latin America and the African diaspora. At San Francisco State University, she is an associate professor in the History Department and former assistant dean in the College of Ethnic Studies. Professor Morrison has published in Cuban Studies/ Estudios Cubanos, the Journal of Social History, Abolition & Slavery, the Encyclopedia of the Modern World, and in the anthology, Africans to Spanish America. Her first book Cuba’s Racial Crucible: The Sexual Economy of Social Identities, 1750-2000 (2015) won the Marysa Navarro Best Book Prize of the New England Council of Latin American Studies. She was a Fulbright Research Scholar in Brazil for the 2015-2016 academic year. There Professor Morrison has begun a second book project, which explores the connections between black pride, racial hybridity, and whitening in post-abolition Rio de Janeiro.

  • Michael Wilcox

    Michael Wilcox

    Senior Lecturer of Comp Studies Race Ethnicity

    BioMichael Wilcox joined the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology at Stanford University in 2001 as an Assistant Professor. His dissertation, entitled "The Pueblo Revolt of 1680: Communities of Resistance, Ethnic Conflict and Alliance Formation Among Upper Rio Grande Pueblos," articulates the social consequences of subordination, and explores the processes of boundary maintenance at both regional and communal levels. During his graduate studies at Harvard, he was very involved in strengthening the Harvard University Native American Program and in designing and teaching award-winning courses in Native American Studies.

    His recent publications include: The Pueblo Revolt and the Mythology of Conquest: An Indigenous Archaeology of Contact, University of California Press (2009) (book blog at:; Marketing Conquest and the Vanishing Indian: An Indigenous Response to Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse; Journal of Social Archaeology, Vol. 10, No. 1, 92-117 (2010); Saving Indigenous Peoples From Ourselves: Separate but Equal Archaeology is Not Scientific Archaeology", American Antiquity 75(2), 2010; NAGPRA and Indigenous Peoples: The Social Context, Controversies and the Transformation of American Archaeology, in Voices in American Archaeology: 75th Anniversary Volume of the Society for American Archaeology, edited by Wendy Ashmore, Dorothy Lippert, and Barbara J. Mills (2010).

    Professor Wilcox's main research interests include Native American ethnohistory in the American Southwest; the history of Pueblo Peoples in New Mexico; Indigenous Archaeology; ethnic identity and conflict; DNA, race and cultural identity in archaeology and popular culture; and the political and historical relationships between Native Americans, anthropologists and archaeologists.