Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Victoria Bricker

Professor Emerita - Anthropology

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Department Affiliation

  • B.A., Stanford University, Philosophy and Humanities, 1962
  • M.A., Harvard University, Anthropology, 1963
  • Ph.D., Harvard University, Anthropology, 1968
Academic Experience
  • Professor, Tulane University, 1978-2005
  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 1973-1978
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 1970-1973
  • Visiting Lecturer, Tulane University, 1969-1970
Related Experience
  • Chair, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University, 1988-1991, 2003-2005
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Mayan Linguistics, 1978-
  • Series Editor, Supplement to Handbook of Middle American Indians, 1977-2007
  • Editor, American Ethnologist, 1973-1976
  • Elected to membership in American Philosophical Society, 2002
  • Elected to membership in the National Academy of Science, 1991
  • Editorial Board, Middle American Research Institute, 1981-
  • Executive Board, American Anthropological Association, 1980-

Research & Teaching Specializations: Mexico; Anthropology; Mesoamerican Ethnohistory and Linguistics; Epigraphy; Ethnography

  • Spanish
  • Maya-Tzotzil
  • Maya-Yucatec
Overseas Experience
  • Mexico
  • Belize
  • Guatemala
Selected Publications
  • 2018. “A Historical Grammar of the Maya Language of Yucatan: 1557-2000.” University of Utah Press: Salt Lake City. (in press)
  • 2017. “Calendar Wheels of Colonial Mexico” With Anthony F. Aveni. Del Saber Ha Hecho Su Razon de Ser Homenaje a Alfredo Lopez Austin. 2:11-25. Editors, Eduardo Matos Moctezuma and Angela Ochoa. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Coordinacion de Humanidades, Instituo de Investigaciones Antropologicas, Mexico City.
  • 2015. “When There’s a Will, There’s a Way: The Signifcance of Scribal Variation in Colonial Maya Testaments.‘€ Ethnohistory. 62 (3): 421-444.
  • 2015. “Some Alternative Eclipse Periodicities in Maya Codices.” With Harvey M. Bricker. Cosmology, Calendars, and Horizon-Based Astronomy in Ancient Mesoamerica. 285-299. Editors, Anne S. Dowd and Susan Milbrath. University Press of Colorado Boulder.
  • 2015. “Linearity and Cyclicity in Pre-Columbian Maya Time Reckoning.” With Harvey M. Bricker. The Measure and Meaning of Time in Mesoamerica and the Andes. 165-182. Editor, Anthony F. Aveni. Dumberton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington D.C.

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