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June 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Lindsay Archuleta

President’s Circle Virtual Happy Hour

Five Decades of Research on Latin American Prehistory and Indigenous Cultures: A Conversation with Tom Dalton Dillehay

As members of the President’s Circle and Founders’ Society, you are cordially invited to attend a Virtual Happy Hour with President Michael F. Brown and SAR Senior Scholar Tom Dillehay for a conversation, “Five Decades of Research on Latin American Prehistory and Indigenous Cultures.”

SAR Senior Scholar Tom Dillehay, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology & Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University, is one of America’s most celebrated archaeologists, known for his research at important sites in Mexico, Peru, and Chile as well as for his many publications on the Mapuche people, the Southern Cone’s largest indigenous community.  In this informal Virtual Happy Hour, Dillehay will share images of some of the places where he has worked and describe his experiences undertaking research amid the tumultuous politics of Latin America.

This event is free and open to members of the Board of Directors, Founders’ Society, and President’s Circle. Please RSVP to Lindsay Archuleta at archuleta@sarsf.org and she will send you the instructions to join via Zoom. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot today.


Tom D. Dillehay is the Rebecca Webb Wilson University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Religion, and Culture and Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Latin American Studies in the Department of Anthropology at Vanderbilt University, Professor Extraordinaire and Honorary Doctorate at the Universidad Austral de Chile, International Professor in the Programa de Estudios Andinos in the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Peru, Lima, and adjunct faculty at the Universidad Catolica de Temuco, Universidad de Tarapaca, Universidad San Sebastian in Chile and the Universidad Nacional de Trujillo in Peru.

Professor Dillehay has carried out numerous archaeological and anthropological projects in Peru, Chile, Argentina and other South American countries and in the United States. His main interests are migration, the long-term transformative processes leading to political and economic change, and the interdisciplinary and historical methodologies designed to study those processes. He has been a visiting professor at several universities around the world, including the Universidad de Chile, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Cambridge University, University of Tokyo, University of Chicago, among others. Professor Dillehay has published twenty-four books and more than three hundred refereed journal articles and book chapters. He currently directs several interdisciplinary projects focused on long-term human and environmental interaction on the north coast of Peru and on the political and cultural identity of the Mapuche people in Chile. Professor Dillehay has received numerous international and national awards for his research, books and teaching. Professor Dillehay is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


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