Mary J Weismantel

  • 219 Citations
1989 …2020

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Research Interests

Professor Weismantel is a cultural anthropologist who writes about indigeneity in the Americas, with a focus on Andean South America (Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia). Her writing currently engages new materialisms, decoloniality, and temporality, as well as [trans]gender, sexualities, and ontologies of the nonhuman.

Education/Academic qualification

Anthropology, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

… → 1986

Anthropology and Spanish, BA, Southern Illinois University

… → 1978

Research interests

  • Cultural anthropology
  • Decoloniality
  • Indigeneity in the Americas
  • Indigenous peoples of Andean South America
  • Materialisms
  • Race and racism

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Research Output

Many Heads are Better than One: Mortuary Practice and Ceramic Heads in Ancient Moche Society

Weismantel, M. J., May 14 2015, Living with the Dead in the Andes. Shimada, I. & Fitzsimmons, J. L. (eds.). 2nd edition ed. University of Arizona Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Seeing like an archaeologist: Viveiros de Castro at Chavín de Huantar

Weismantel, M. J., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of Social Archaeology. 15, 2, p. 139-159 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 20 Scopus citations

    Encounters with dragons: The stones of Chavín

    Weismantel, M., Jan 1 2014, In : Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics. 65-66, p. 37-53 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Inhuman eyes: Looking at Chavín de Huantar

    Weismantel, M. J., Jan 1 2014, Relational Archaeologies: Humans, Animals, Things. Taylor and Francis, p. 21-41 21 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    10 Scopus citations

    Slippery and slow: Chavín's great stones and kinaesthetic perception

    Weismantel, M. J., Jun 30 2014, Sensational Religion: Sensory Cultures in Material Practice. Yale University Press, p. 605-623 19 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter