Gillespie
Professor
Office: Turlington Hall, Room B338
Phone: (352) 294-7595
Lab: Turlington Hall, Room B350
Email: sgillesp@ufl.edu
Website

Education

  • Ph.D.
  • M.A.
  • B.A.

Research Interests

Archaeology, ethnohistory, iconography, and epigraphy of Mesoamerica (focusing on Aztecs, Mayas, and Olmecs); kinship, kingship, and socio-political organization; cosmology and political ideologies; symbolic, structural, and semiotic anthropology; archaeological and social theory; the anthropology of history; the history of anthropology


Personal Statement

My research combines archaeological, iconographic, and ethnohistorical approaches to the investigation of social organization and social identity. My geographic focus is Mesoamerica, which I treat as a symbiotic area (a “field of ethnological study”) whose co-evolving societies are best understood from regional and interregional long-term comparative perspectives. My excavations, iconographic, and documentary analyses have focused on the Aztecs, Olmecs, and Maya. I am especially interested in understanding the formation and interactions of social groups and hierarchy from a sociocosmic perspective, and how conceptions of time, place, person, and event were represented in material ways. These include architectural forms and landscapes, ritual and mundane actions, the crafting of portable objects, the manipulation of symbolic forms and icons, and the construction and maintenance of narratives. My work is theoretically oriented towards social and contextual archaeology, and an anthropology of history.


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Other Experience and Professional Memberships

Honors

 


Selected Publications

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Professor Emeritus

Interests : Kinship, Demography, Marxism, N. Amer Indians .

Programs : Cultural Anthropology

Personal Statement 
He specializes in North American Indian ethnology, kinship, demography, and social evolution. He is particularly interested in the Great Plains, the Southeast, and the Canadian Sub-Arctic.

Office
Turlington Hall, Room B360
PO 117305
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Lab
Walker Hall, Room 108

Office Phone Number: 352-846-2735

Email: heshko@ufl.edu

Webpage : http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/heshko/plains_indians.html

Associate Professor
Office: Turlington Hall, Room B125
Phone: (352) 294-7587
Email: ckshih@ufl.edu
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Education

  • Ph.D.
  • M.A.
  • B.A.

Research Interests


Personal Statement

My research interests have evolved around ethnography, historical anthropology, and anthropological demography. I have conducted extensive fieldwork among the Moso, Pumi, Naxi, and Han in Southwest China. I have published in forms of books, journal articles and book chapters in the United States, France, Switzerland, Mainland China, and Taiwan. My major publications are concerned with issues such as family structure, institutionalized sexual union, gender, ethnic identity, ethnic relations, ethnohistory, impact of culture on demographic configurations, and the Han Chinese as a minority in a multiethnic community. I teach introductory courses on cultural anthropology, ethnographic methods, anthropological demography, and Chinese culture and society, as well as graduate seminars on ethnicity, gender, the family, and population in China.


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Other Experience and Professional Memberships

 

Honors

 


Selected Publications

Shih, Chuan-kang. 2009. Quest for Harmony: The Moso Traditions of Sexual Union and Family Life. Stanford University Press, Paolo Alto.

Shih, Chuan-kang. 2003. A Minority among the Minorities: The Han Chinese in a Multiethnic Community in Southwest China. In State, Market and Ethnic Groups Contextualized: Papers from the Third International Conference on Sinology, edited by Bien Chiang and Ho Ts’ui-p’ing, pp. 205-250. Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taipei.

Shih, Chuan-kang, and Mark R. Jenike. 2002. A Cultural–Historical Perspective on the Depressed Fertility among the Matrilineal Moso in Southwest China. Human Ecology 30:21-47.

More Publications Available on Google Scholar


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Research Support

Ongoing Research Support

 

Completed Research Support (within the past three years)

 

Courses Taught