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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.

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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.


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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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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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Bolo Tie Highlights: An IARC Collection Reflection

Bolo Tie Highlights: An IARC Collection Reflection

Over the course of her Anne Ray internship, Emily Santhanam dove deep into the collections, approaching the objects through registration, collections management, education, and curation work. Each project taught her to navigate Native American arts stewardship in a new way. Yet what she most enjoyed was creating an online exhibition about the bolo ties cared for by the IARC.

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SAR Welcomes New Board Members

SAR Welcomes New Board Members

The School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is pleased to welcome six new board members: John Arroyo, Brenda J. Child, Estevan Rael-Gálvez, Steve Robinson, Don Siegel, and David A. Young.

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Upcoming Events


Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Book Talk: South Central Dreams Finding Home and Building Community in South L.A. @ Hosted Online. Register Below.
2:00 pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE   Join author Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo for a virtual book talk on the recent publication: South Central Dreams: Finding Home and Building Community in South L.A. (co-authored with Manuel Pastor). NYU[...]
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Scholar Colloquium: Political Subjectivities in Times of Crisis @ Hosted online. Register below.
2:00 pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE Political Subjectivities in Times of Crisis: Nostalgic Narratives of Disorder and Disinterest among Working-Class Families in Brazil M. Benjamin Junge, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, SUNY New Paltz, and SAR’s[...]
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Field Trip: Tewa Pathways from Tsankawi to Pojoaque @ Tsankawi | New Mexico | United States
9:00 am
Tewa Pathways from Tsankawi to Pojoaque October 7, 2021 Cost per person: $150 (Includes a $25 tax-deductible donation to SAR) To register for this trip click here. Study Leader:  Joseph “Woody” Aguilar Tsankawi is one of[...]
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
SAR Press Editors’ Conversations: Katie Stileman of PUP Speaks @ Hosted Online. Register Below.
2:00 pm
  REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE How do you find a publisher? Which press is right for your project? What else do publishers do? In this new virtual series from SAR Press, director Sarah Soliz[...]
SAR Book Club (Two Sessions) @ School for Advanced Research
Oct 8 @ 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[...]
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Communicating Difficult Topics: Art, Aesthetics and Anthropology in Light in Dark Times @ Hosted online. Register below.
2:00 pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE Join Alisse Waterston and Charlotte Hollands, an anthropologist-writer and an artist-anthropologist, for a presentation reflecting their extraordinary collaboration in the making of the graphic novel, Light in Dark Times: The[...]
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Scholar Colloquium: "God knows how long we will remain here” @ Hosted online. Register below.
2:00 pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT “God knows how long we will remain here”: Cristero Longing and Activism in Los Angeles during the Cristero Rebellion and La Segunda, 1926–1936 Andy Aguilera, PhD candidate, Department of History, University of[...]
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[...]

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