Rosemary A. Joyce

Job title: 
Professor and CLAS Interim Chair, January-June 2021
Department of Anthropology

Rosemary Joyce, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, received the PhD in Anthropology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1985. A curator and faculty member at Harvard University from 1985 to 1994, she moved to Berkeley in 1994. She conducted archaeological fieldwork in Honduras from 1977 to 2009, and continues research on Honduran collections in museums throughout Europe and the Americas. She is the editor of nine books, most recently Revealing Ancestral Central America (2013), and author of ten books, including Cerro Palenque (1991); Gender and Power in Prehispanic Mesoamerica (2001); Material Relations (with Julia Hendon and Jeanne Lopiparo, 2014); Painted Pottery from Honduras (2017); and The Future of Nuclear Waste (2020).

Research interests: 

Materiality and the archaeology of inequality; gender, sex, and sexuality; cultural heritage policy; Central America and Mexico.


Rosemary A. Joyce
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article, 2021