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Resident Scholars
Anna Roosevelt. Photo by Michael F. Brown.
SAR welcomes this year's resident scholars
Every September, SAR welcomes a new cohort of resident scholars. We encourage you to mark your calendar for upcoming opportunities to connect with each scholar through our virtual programs.
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Experimenting with micaceous clay
SAR is pleased to welcome Taos Pueblo micaceous potter, Brandon Adriano Ortiz-Concha as the 2021 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist fellow.

Image left: Apricot seed jar, 2020. Micaceous clay, 8″ x 8″ x 4″. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Virtual Membership
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Join as a Virtual Member today for just $25 per year and experience all SAR has to offer online.
Virtual Campus Tour
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A virtual historic tour of el delirio
Join your guide, SAR scholar-in-residence Nancy Owen Lewis, for this delightful online experience of the origins and historical significance of the sprawling estate that is now SAR’s campus.
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EXPLORING HUMANITY. UNDERSTANDING OUR WORLD. FOR OVER 110 YEARS.
The School for Advanced Research is North America’s preeminent independent institution advancing creative thought and innovative work in social sciences and humanities and fostering the preservation and revitalization of Native American cultural heritage. »

JOIN SAR TODAY to explore a world of ideas about past and present peoples across the globe, including cultures in the Southwest.

“This is a place where ideas can flourish” — Eric S. Dobkin, SAR Honorary Director

JOIN SAR TODAY to explore a world of ideas about past and present peoples across the globe, including cultures in the Southwest.


Our Work

We support leading-edge research and study in anthropology and related disciplines in order to foster a better understanding of humankind and the critical problems we face.
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Our Collection

We steward one of the most important collections of Southwest Native American art and guide museums around the world on best practices in collaborating with source communities.
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Our Community

We offer symposia, salons, classes and field trips that give you a unique opportunity to meet and learn from our scholars and artists. Find out how you can get involved with our diverse, dynamic community.
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Our Work

We support leading-edge research and study in anthropology and related disciplines in order to foster a better understanding of humankind and the critical problems we face.


Our Collection

We steward one of the most important collections of Southwest Native American art and guide museums around the world on best practices in collaborating with source communities.


Our Community

We offer symposia, salons, classes and field trips that give you a unique opportunity to meet and learn from our scholars and artists. Find out how you can get involved with our diverse, dynamic community.

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Scholar, Mentor, Trailblazer: Linda Cordell’s Influence on Contemporary Archaeology

Scholar, Mentor, Trailblazer: Linda Cordell’s Influence on Contemporary Archaeology

Women in archaeology have come a long way. They now comprise half of all archaeologists in North America and have surpassed men in the number of archaeology PhDs awarded. They work as the heads of university departments, leaders of field schools, and senior scholars in research institutions. Yet when Linda Cordell (1943–2013) emerged into the field, the landscape was very different.

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Resident Scholar Profile: 2021–2022 Weatherhead Fellow Benjamin Junge

Resident Scholar Profile: 2021–2022 Weatherhead Fellow Benjamin Junge

“Brazil has been a part of my life for about twenty years at this point,” says Professor Benjamin Junge, one of two 2021–2022 Weatherhead fellows now in residence at SAR. “It’s a huge country,” he adds, “incredibly diverse. There’s just so much to learn and to understand, and I’ll be doing that forever, for the rest of my life.”

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IARC Collections Highlight: Diné History and Adaptation

IARC Collections Highlight: Diné History and Adaptation

The Diné are resilient people and know how to adapt to hardship. Before Euro-American contact, the Diné wore deerskin clothing. As Spanish, Mexican, and American settlers came to Navajo land and introduced new materials, Diné art and culture evolved.

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2021 Resident Scholars Colloquium Series

2021 Resident Scholars Colloquium Series

SAR Announces the 2021 resident scholar colloquium series. From a presentation on race-making in Albania to an exploration of Indigenous perspectives on the WWII Manhattan Project, scholar colloquia are a unique opportunity to hear about each of the 2021 resident scholar projects from the researchers themselves.

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SAR Scholar Alumni in the National Press

SAR Scholar Alumni in the National Press

Our scholars use their fellowship year to hone writing skills while finishing their diverse research projects. It is no surprise, then, that after leaving SAR many of our alumni manage to publish books and articles that move past the boundaries of academic writing to catch the attention of a national readership.

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“A new phase in the old struggle”: Trumpism and the Fight for Latinx Citizenship

“A new phase in the old struggle”: Trumpism and the Fight for Latinx Citizenship

Mexican American people have long been made to question their belonging to the American social fabric and polity, argue Phillip Gonzales, Renato Rosaldo, and Mary Louise Pratt. Citizenship, both political and cultural, provides one lens on this question of belonging, and our latest Advanced Seminar volume discusses the relationship between Latinx experience and citizenship in the United States from a variety of specific perspectives.

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Upcoming Events


President's Circle Virtual Happy Hour with Brenda Child: “Remembering the History of American Indian Boarding Schools" @ Hosted online
5:00 pm
President’s Circle Virtual Happy Hour “Remembering the History of American Indian Boarding Schools” with Brenda J. Child As members of the President’s Circle and Legacy Circle, you are cordially invited to attend a Virtual Happy[...]
In-Depth Course: Weaving the World: Exercises in Writing Evocative Ethnography and Non-Fiction @ Hosted Online. Register Below.
10:00 am
The fall 2021 In-Depth courses are open to all SAR members and taught online so participants can join from anywhere. These courses offer one of the most unique ways for SAR members to engage with[...]
Scholar Colloquium: At the Altar, On the Table @ Hosted online. Register below.
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Scholar Colloquium: At the Altar, On the Table @ Hosted online. Register below.
2:00 pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT At the Altar, On the Table: Interpreting Religion and Everyday Life  in a Seventeenth-Century New Mexico Mission Klinton Burgio-Ericson, postdoctoral fellow, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, and SAR’s 2021[...]
SAR Book Club (Two Sessions) @ School for Advanced Research
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
SAR Book Club (Two Sessions) @ School for Advanced Research | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
2:00 pm
Join renowned anthropologist and archaeologist, Jerry Sabloff, for a casual two-part book club at the School for Advanced Research. Focusing on two books, hand-selected by Sabloff, the group sessions will include guided discussions at SAR’s[...]
In-Depth Course: Weaving the World: Exercises in Writing Evocative Ethnography and Non-Fiction @ Hosted Online. Register Below.
10:00 am
The fall 2021 In-Depth courses are open to all SAR members and taught online so participants can join from anywhere. These courses offer one of the most unique ways for SAR members to engage with[...]
SAR Press Book Talk: Designs and Anthropologies @ Hosted Online. Register Below.
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
SAR Press Book Talk: Designs and Anthropologies @ Hosted Online. Register Below.
10:00 am
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE Join SAR Press director Sarah Soliz along with editors of and contributors to our newest Advanced Seminar volume, Designs and Anthropologies (SAR Press / UNM Press, 2021), for a discussion[...]
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
In-Depth Course: Weaving the World: Exercises in Writing Evocative Ethnography and Non-Fiction @ Hosted Online. Register Below.
10:00 am
The fall 2021 In-Depth courses are open to all SAR members and taught online so participants can join from anywhere. These courses offer one of the most unique ways for SAR members to engage with[...]
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Scholar Colloquium: Tewa Pueblos at the Dawn of Atomic Modernity @ Hosted online. Register below.
2:00 pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT Tewa Pueblos at the Dawn of Atomic Modernity Dmitri Brown, PhD candidate, Department of History, University of California, Davis, and SAR’s 2021 Katrin H. Lamon fellow.   In late 1942, Manhattan[...]
A Virtual Artist Talk and Live Q&A with SAR’s 2021 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native artist fellow, Brandon Adriano Ortiz-Concha @ Hosted Online - Register Below
5:30 pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE Join SAR for a virtual artist talk and a live Q&A with SAR’s 2021 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native artist fellow, Brandon Adriano Ortiz-Concha. Image courtesy of Rachel Geiogamah.[...]
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Scholar Colloquium: Ixil Political Geography during the Post-Classic Period @ Hosted online. Register below.
2:00 pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE Ixil Political Geography during the Post-Classic Period: Approaches from Archaeological Knowledge and Ixil Ontologies Adriana Linares-Palma, PhD candidate, Department of Latin American Studies, University of Texas, Austin, and SAR’s 2021[...]

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