Maribel L Alvarez
- Associate Research Social Scientist, Southwest Center
- Associate Research Professor
- Member of the Graduate Faculty
- Americo Paredes Prize in Public Folklore
- American Folklore Society, Spring 2018
- Appointed: Arts and Democracy Commission
- American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Spring 2018
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DissertationAIAR 920 (Fall 2023)
DissertationAIAR 920 (Spring 2023)
Independent StudyAIAR 699 (Fall 2022)
DissertationANTH 920 (Spring 2022)
DissertationANTH 920 (Fall 2021)
ThesisLAS 910 (Fall 2021)
ThesisANTH 910 (Spring 2021)
DissertationANTH 920 (Fall 2020)
DissertationANTH 920 (Spring 2020)
Independent StudyANTH 699 (Spring 2020)
DissertationANTH 920 (Fall 2019)
Many Ways of Being HumanANTH 150B1 (Fall 2019)
DissertationANTH 920 (Spring 2019)
DissertationANTH 920 (Fall 2018)
Independent StudyANTH 599 (Fall 2018)
Many Ways of Being HumanANTH 150B1 (Fall 2018)
DissertationANTH 920 (Spring 2018)
Honors ThesisANTH 498H (Spring 2018)
Independent StudyANTH 699 (Spring 2018)
The Anthropology of FoodANTH 353 (Spring 2018)
DissertationANTH 920 (Fall 2017)
Honors ThesisANTH 498H (Fall 2017)
Many Ways of Being HumanANTH 150B1 (Fall 2017)
Cultural AnthropologyANTH 200 (Spring 2017)
DissertationANTH 920 (Spring 2017)
Honors ThesisANTH 498H (Spring 2017)
ThesisANTH 910 (Spring 2017)
Writing CultureANTH 448 (Spring 2017)
Writing CultureANTH 548 (Spring 2017)
DissertationANTH 920 (Fall 2016)
Honors ThesisANTH 498H (Fall 2016)
Special TopicsHNRS 395A (Fall 2016)
ThesisANTH 910 (Fall 2016)
Cultural AnthropologyANTH 200 (Spring 2016)
Independent StudyANTH 699 (Spring 2016)
- Alvarez, M. L. (2018). We are enough: Equity, Inclusion, and Emergent Leadership in Silicon Valley’s Multicultural Arts Community. San Jose, CA: Multicultural Arts Leadership Institute.
- Alvarez, M. L., & Crocker, R. (2018). La Doce: Barrio Foodways. Southwest Folklife Alliance.
- Alvarez, M. L. (2014). Trusting What We Don’t Know: Lessons from an Experiment in Art, Environment, and Philanthropy in California’s East Bay.. Oakland, CA: Open Circle Foundation/East Bay Community Foundation.
- Alvarez, M. L., Nabhan, G. P., Banister, J., & Fitzsimmons, R. (2012). Hungry for Change: Borderlands Food and Water in the Balance.. Tucson, AZ: The Southwest Center’s Kellogg Program in Sustainable Food Systems.
- Alvarez, M. L., & Los Cenzontles, . (2011). This is How We Work: Reflections, Testimonies, and Lessons on Artistic Practices and Teaching Strategies. San Pablo, CA: Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center.
- Alvarez, M. L. (2009). Two-Way Mirror: Ethnography as a Way to Assess Civic Impact of Arts-based Civic Engagement in Tucson, Arizona.. Washington D.C: Tucson/Pima Arts Council (Tucson, Arizona) & Animating Democracy Initiative of Americans for The Arts (Washington D.C)..
- Alvarez, M. L. (2008). Artography: A New Mapping of Art in America --Three Case Studies.”. New York, NY, 2008: LINC (Leveraging Investments in Creativity) and Ford Foundation.
- Alvarez, M. L. (2005). There is Nothing Informal about It: Amateur, Folk, Commercial, and Avocational Arts in the Cultural Ecology of Silicon Valley.. San Jose, CA: Cultural Initiatives Silicon Valley.
- Alvarez, M. L. (2017). Stretching the Dough: Economic Resiliency and the Kinesthetics of Food Heritage across the US-Mexico Border. In The Routledge Companion to Intangible Cultural Heritage(pp 268-281). Abingdon, England: Routledge.
- Alvarez, M., & Wood, A. G. (2008). Folklore. In The Borderlands: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Politics on the US-Mexico Divide. Greenwood Press.
- Alvarez, M., & Francis, D. (2007). Milagros as Public Art. In Faith and Transformation: Votive Offerings and Amulets from the Alexander Girard Collection(pp 32-33). Sante Fe, NM: University of New Mexico Press.
- Alvarez, M. L., & Nabhan, G. P. (2018). Strategies to Broaden Knowledge: Citizen Scientists and Citizen Folklorists. Journal of Folklore and Education, 5(1).
- Alvarez, M. L. (2008). La Pared Que Habla: A Photo Essay about Art and Graffiti at the Border Fence in Nogales, Sonora. Journal of the Southwest, 50(3), 279-304.
- Alvarez, M. (2006). Food, Poetry, and Borderlands Materiality: Walter Benjamin at the Taquería. Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, 10, 205-230.
- Alvarez, M. L. (2018. Media Presentations 2018. Various.More info• 2018: International Women’s Day: A Conversation with Maribel Alvarez, March. KXCI Radio. https://kxci.org/podcast/a-conversation-with-maribel-alvarez/• 2018: Why Doesn’t Tucson’s Mexican Food Scene Get More National Attention? The Salt, Gustavo Arellano. NPR, March. https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/03/06/589626421/why-doesnt-tucson-s-mexican-food-scene-get-more-national-attention• 2018: This Hot Dog Just Won a James Beard Award, Conde Naste, January. https://www.cntraveler.com/story/this-hot-dog-just-won-a-james-beard-award
- Alvarez, M. L. (2017. Media Presentations 2017. Various.More info• 2017: Stress-less Fundraising Podcast, Dale & Smith: “Can Arts Impact Be Measured? An Interview with Maribel Alvarez.” July 12. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stress-less-fundraising-podcast/id1229292789?mt=2• 2017: Arizona Public Media, “Danzacultura,” Nov 9, https://tv.azpm.org/p/originals-azill-arts/2017/11/9/119804-danzacultura/• 2017: Arizona Illustrated, AZ Public Media: AZ Profile: Tucson Meet Yourself, October 27, https://tv.azpm.org/p/originals-azill-arts/2017/10/27/119061-tucson-meet-yourself/
- Alvarez, M. L. (2016. Media Presentations 2016. Various.More info• Tucson Weekly, Oct 6, 2016: “The Politics of Sociability” http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/the-politics-of-sociability/Content?oid=7302434• UA News, May 25, 2016: “UA Anthropology Students Size Up South Tucson,” https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/ua-anthropology-students-size-south-tucson• Executive Producer, film: “Food and Water and Traditional Knowledge in Arid Lands, UA, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, https://sbs.arizona.edu/food-and-water• KXCI Radio, Tucson, AZ, September 13, 2016: “The Saguaro Minute” /Interpreting the Sleeping Mexican https://kxci.org/2016/09/stereotype-maribel-alvarez/• NPR/Latino USA: “The Sleeping Mexican: Honored Cultural Icon or Derogatory Stereotype?” 2016 http://latinousa.org/episode/stereotyped/• AZ Daily Star, “Tucson Woman Sews Love into every Folklorico Costume,” August 13, 2016, http://tucson.com/lifestyles/tucson-woman-sews-love-into-every-folklorico-costume/article_5402f455-e984-5121-802c-333d0bc5665d.html• NPR/The Salt, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, August 26, 2016, “Why Thick Flour Tortillas Never Made it Big and Thin Tortillas Did.” http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/08/26/433577800/why-can-t-you-buy-new-mexicos-thick-flour-tortillas-at-the-store