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CURRICULUM VITAE

NAWA SUGIYAMA

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

George Mason University

4400 University Drive

SOAN, MSN: 3G5

Fairfax, VA 22030

nsugiyam@gmu.edu
ACADEMIC POSITIONS
2016-Present Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

2016-Present Research Associate, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

2015 Adjunct Professor, Anthropology Department, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

2014-2016 Post-doctoral Fellow, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

2012-2014 William R. Tyler Fellow, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collections. Washington, D.C.

2010-2011 Fulbright Fellow, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Mexico City, Mexico.


EDUCATION
Harvard University Cambridge, MA

Ph.D. Anthropology 2010 – 2014

Dissertation: “Animals and Sacred Mountains: How Ritualized Performances Materialized State-Ideologies at Teotihuacan, Mexico
Harvard University Cambridge, MA

M.A., Anthropology 2007-2010

Arizona State University Tempe, AZ

B.A. Anthropology 2002 - 2005



Summa Cum Laude
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Teotihuacan; Mesoamerica; state formation; ritualized landscape; sacrifice; ritual and power; zooarchaeology; isotope bone chemistry; human-animal interactions; ancient foodways
PUBLICATIONS
Peer-reviewed Journals

Sugiyama, Nawa, Andrew D. Somerville,

(submitted) FEEDING TEOTIHUACAN: Integrating Approaches to Studying Food and Foodways of the Ancient Metropolis. Journal of Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, special issue Feeding Teotihuacan, edited by Nawa Sugiyama and Andrew D. Somerville.


Sugiyama, Nawa, Andrew D. Somerville, and Margaret J. Schoeninger

2015 Stable Isotopes and Zooarchaeology at Teotihuacan, Mexico Reveal Earliest Evidence of Wild Carnivore Management in Mesoamerica. PlosOne 10(9): e0135635.


Sugiyama, Nawa, Saburo Sugiyama, and Alejandro Sarabia

2013 Inside the Sun Pyramid at Teotihuacan, Mexico: 2008-2011 Excavations and Preliminary Results. Latin American Antiquity 24(4):403-432.


Sugiyama, Nawa, Raúl Valadez, Gilberto Pérez, Bernardo Rodríguez, and Fabiola Torres

2013 Animal Management, Preparation and Sacrifice: Reconstructing Burial 6 at the Moon Pyramid, Teotihuacan, México. Anthropozoologica, special issue, Animals in Funerary Space, edited by Rose-Marie Arbogast and Sébastien Lepetz, 48(2):467-485.


Thompson, Jessica C., Nawa Sugiyama and Gary S. Morgan.

2008 Taphonomic Analysis of the Mammalian Fauna from Sandia Cave, New Mexico, and the ‘Sandia Man’ Controversy. American Antiquity 73(2):337-360.


Other Journal Articles

Sugiyama, Saburo, Nawa Sugiyama and Alejandro Sarabia G.

2014 El Interior de la Pirámide del Sol en Teotihuacan. Arqueología Mexicana XXI(125):24-29.
Sugiyama, Nawa and Saburo Sugiyama

2013 Before and After the Conquest: Changes in Use, Management, and Domestication of Animals in Mexico. In Messages from Past Societies on Biological Diversity: Exploration of Nature, Worldview, and Human Evolution, edited by Tetsuya Inamura and Saburo Sugiyama. Special Issue, Cultural Symbiosis Research 8:169-184 (Japan).


McClung de Tapia, Emily and Nawa Sugiyama

2012 Conservando la Diversidad Biocultural de México: El Uso de Algunas Plantas y Animales en el Pasado y Presente. Arqueología Mexicana XIX(114):20-25.


Valadez Azúa, Raúl, Alicia Blanco Padilla, Gilberto Pérez Roldán, Bernardo Rodríguez Galicia, Nawa Sugiyama, and Fabiola Torres Estévez

2010 El Uso y Manejo Simbólico del Águila Real (Aquila chrysaetos) en Teotihuacan. El Canto del Centzontle 1(1):89-102.


Blanco, Alicia, Gilberto Pérez, Bernardo Rodríguez, Nawa Sugiyama, Fabiola Torres and Raul Valadez

2009 El Zoológico de Moctezuma ¿Mito o realidad? Asociación Mexicana de Médicos Veterinarios Especialistas en Pequeñas Especies 20(2):29-39.


Fash, Barbara, Scott Fulton, Martha Labell, Nawa Sugiyama, and Marc Zender

2009 Peccary Skull No.2, Tomb 1, Copan Honduras. FYI Friday, The Peabody Museum:1-8.


Book Chapters

Sugiyama, Nawa, Alicia Blanco, Gilberto Pérez, Oscar J. Polaco, Bernardo Rodríguez, Fabiola Torres, and Raúl Valadez

Submitted Animals of Sacrifice: Interpreting Human-Fauna Interactions from Burials at the Moon Pyramid. In State Ideology and Polity Materialized at the Moon Pyramid, Teotihuacan: New Excavation and Analysis in 1998-2008, edited by Saburo Sugiyama and David Carballo, University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Sugiyama, Nawa, Gilberto Pérez, Bernardo Rodríguez, Fabiola Torres, and Raúl Valadez

2014 Animals and the State: The Role of Animals in State-Level Rituals in Mesoamerica. In Animals and Inequality in the Ancient World, edited by Sue Ann McCarty and Benjamin Arbuckle, pp.11-31. University Press of Colorado, Boulder.


Sugiyama, Nawa

2013 Animals that Reside in the Sacred Mountain and Empowered Monuments at Teotihuacan. In Constructing, Deconstructing, and Reconstructing Social Identity –2,000 Years of Monumentality in Teotihuacan and Cholula, Mexico-, edited by Saburo Sugiyama, Shigeru Kabata, Tomoko Taniguichi, and Etsuko Niwa, pp.41-49. Cultural Symbiosis Research Institute, Aichi Prefectural University, Aichi, Japan.


Valadez Azúa, Raúl, Christopher Götz, Cristina Adriano, Alicia Blanco, Hortencia de Vega Nova, Emily McClung, Gilberto Pérez, Bernadro Rodríguez, Nawa Sugiyama, Fabiola Torres, and Judith Zurita

2010 Arqueobotánica y Arqueozoología. In Sistemas Biocognitivos Tradicionales, Paradigmas en la Conservación Biológica y el Fortalecimiento Cultural, edited by Ángel Moreno Fuentes, María Teresa Pulido Silva, Ramón Mariaca Méndez, Raúl Valadez, Paulina Mejía Correa, and Tania V. Gutiérrez Santillán, pp.382-390. Asociación Etnobiológica Méxicana, A.C., Global Diversity Foundation, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Sociedad Lationoamericana de Etnobiología, México, D.F.


Excavation Reports

Sugiyama, Saburo, Nawa Sugiyama and Enrique Pérez Cortés

2012 Frente C Túnel Arqueológico, Exploración de pozos en el túnel arqueológico de la Estructura 1:N3E1 Pirámide del Sol. Programa de Conservación e Investigación en el Complejo Arquitectónico de la Pirámide del Sol, Teotihuacan, México: Trabajos realizados durante la Temporada 2010: Informe Parcial: Las exploraciones, edited by Alejandro Sarabia Gonzáles, pp.176-233. Site report submitted to Archivo Técnico del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México, DF.
Sugiyama, Saburo, Enrique Pérez Cortés and Nawa Sugiyama

2009 Frente C. In Informe de la Investigación y Conservación en el Complejo Arquitectónico de la Pirámide del Sol, Teotihuacán, México, edited by Alejandro Sarábia and Saburo Sugiyama, pp. 39-77. Site report submitted to Archivo Técnico del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México, DF.


GRANTS AND AWARDS
External

2015 National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: Polity and Urbanization at Teotihuacan, Mexico: Investigations at the Plaza of the Columns Complex, BCS-1522612 ($125,405).

2012-2014 William Tyler Fellowship in Pre-Columbian Studies, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection ($64,000).

2010-2013 National Science Foundation Doctorate Dissertation Improvement Grant: Ritualized Animals, Understanding Human-Animal Interactions at Teotihuacan BCS-1028851 ($12,500).

2010-2011 Fulbright Hays Doctorate Dissertation Research Abroad Program ($33,290).

2004 Student Diversity Travel Grant recipient from the American Anthropology Association ($500).



Internal

2013 Hemenway Fund, summer research grant ($3,600)

2011 Owens Fellowship Fund, dissertation research grant ($6,000)

2010 David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Term-Time Research Travel Grant ($2000).

2010 Owens Fellowship Fund, fieldwork travel grant ($2000)

2009, 2010 Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Conference and Professional Development Grant ($500)

2008-2011 Harvard Graduate Society Summer Pre-dissertation Fellowship (~$3000/year).

2008 Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies ($500).

2005-2006 Undergraduate Research Assistantship Award, Arizona State University
SYMPOSIA ORGANIZED
2014 Feeding Teotihuacan: Integrating Approaches to Studying Food and Foodways of the Ancient Metropolis [Organizers: N.Sugiyama and A. Somerville]. Session organized at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Austin, Texas, April 23-27, 2014.

2013 Animal Sacrifice in Complex Societies: Method and Theory in Interpreting Zooarchaeological Assemblages [Organizers: N. Sugiyama and H.Kikuchi]. Session organized at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology. Honolulu, Hawaii, April 3-7, 2013.


PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS
2015 Animals and Sacred Mountains: Ritualized performance and Teotihuacan’s State-Ideology. Speaker for the brown bag lecture series, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution. June 19th, 2015.

2015 Human/Animal Interactions in the Copan Valley from the Beginning to the End of the Copan Dynasty: Stable Isotope Analysis of the Felids from Altar Q and the Motmot Dedicatory Cache (Nawa Sugiyama, William Fash, and Christine France). Paper presented at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology. San Francisco, California, April 15-19, 2015.

2015 Ritualized Animals: A Zooarchaeological Inquiry in Central America (Nawa Sugiyama and Richard Cooke). Paper presented at the academic workshop, The Art and Archaeology of Central America and Colmbia, hosted by Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in collaboration with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Panama City, Panama, January 26-29th, 2015.

2014 Animal Captivity, Management and Sacrifice: A Look Into the Pyramids at Teotihuacan, Mexico. Speaker for the seminar series at the Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics and the Migratory Bird Center, National Zoo, Smithsonian Institution. December 12th, 2015.

2014 Constructing the Ultimate Sacrificial Victim: Animal Biographies from Teotihuacan, Mexico. Paper presented at the 113th American Anthropological Association annual meeting. Washington, D.C., December 3-7, 2015.

2014 Feeding Teotihuacan: An Zooarchaeological and Isotopic Investigation of Pre-Hispanic Food and Foodways (Nawa Sugiyama and Andrew Somervilled). Paper presented at the 12th International Conference of Archaeozoology. San Rafael, Argentina, September 22-27, 2014.

2014 Faunal Acquisition, Maintenance and Consumption: How the Teotihuacanos Got Their Meat (Nawa Sugiyama, Raúl Valadez and Bernardo Rodríguez). Paper presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology. Austin, Texas, April 23-27, 2014.

2014 Animals and Sacred Mountains: Ritualized Performance and Teotihuacan’s State Ideology. Research report presented at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections. Washington, D.C., March 18th, 2014.

2013 The Power of Sacrifice: Reconstructing the Life Histories of the Carnivores Deposited in the Moon Pyramid at Teotihuacan, Mexico. Paper presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology. Honolulu, Hawaii, April 3-7, 2013.

2012 Animals that Reside in the Sacred Mountain and Empowered Mountains at Teotihuacan. Paper presented at the 111th American Anthropological Association annual meeting. San Francisco, California, November 13-18, 2012.

2012 Beginning of Teotihuacan State Ideology Reconstructed from the Earliest Offerings/Burials in the Sun Pyramid (Nawa Sugiyama, Saburo Sugiyama, Enrique Pérez Cortes, Alejandro Sarabia). Paper presented at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology. Memphis, Tennessee, April 18-22, 2012.

2011 Ritualized Animals: Interpreting the Faunal Assemblage from the Central Monumental Structures at Teotihuacan, Mexico. Invited speaker at Harvard Archaeology Seminar Series. Harvard University, Cambridge, Boston, November 16th, 2011.

2011 Animales en Rituales de Nivel Estatal: Interpretación de los Animales de los Entierros 2, 3 y 5 de la Pirámide de la Luna. Paper presented at the Vth Mesa Redonda de Teotihuacan. San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico, October 24-28, 2011.

2011 Excavaciones al Interior de la Pirámide del Sol: Resultados Preliminares de las Temporadas 2008-2009 y 2010 (Enrique Pérez Cortés, Saburo Sugiyama, Nawa Sugiyama, Alejandro Sarabia González). Paper presented as invited speaker at the Vth Mesa Redonda de Teotihuacan. San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico, October 24-28, 2011.

2010 Arqueofauna de la Pirámide de la Luna (Nawa Sugiyama and Fabiola Torres Estevez). Paper presented at El Seminario Rafael Martín del Campo y Sánchez en el Marco del 100 Aniversario de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Mexico City, Mexico, September 20-October 10, 2010.

2010 Animal Management, Preparation and Sacrifice: Reconstructing Burial 6 at the Moon Pyramid, Teotihuacan, México (Nawa Sugiyama, Alicia Blanco, Gilberto Pérez, Bernardo Rodríguez, Fabiola Torres, and Raúl Valadez). Paper presented at the 11th International Council for Archaeozoology International Conference. Paris, France, August 23-28, 2010.

2010 Animals and the State: The Role of Animals in State-Level Rituals in Mesoamerica. Paper presented at the 75 th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology. St. Louis, Missouri, April 14-18, 2010.

2009 Fauna Descubierta en el Entierro Seis de la Pirámide de la Luna, Teotihuacán (Raúl Valadez, Alicia Blanco, Gilberto Pérez, Bernardo Rodríguez, Nawa Sugiyama, and Fabiola Torres). Paper presented at the Congreso Latinoamericana de Etnobiología. Hidalgo, Mexico, November 2-6, 2009.

2009 El Uso y Manejo Simbólico del Águila Real en Teotihuacan. Paper presented at El Seminario Rafael Martín del Campo y Sánchez en el Marco del 70 Aniversario de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Mexico City, Mexico, October 5-23, 2009.

2009 Manejo y Uso Simbólico de la Fauna Descubierta en el Entierro Seis de la Pirámide de la Luna (Gilberto Pérez, Bernardo Rodríguez, Nawa Sugiyama and Raúl Valadez). Paper presented at the 53rd Congreso Internacional de Americanistas. Mexico City, Mexico, July 19-24, 2009.

2009 Reinterpreting the Copan Felines: Reconstructing the “Jaguar Stew” Assemblage by Altar Q (Nawa Sugiyama and William Fash). Paper presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology. Atlanta, Georgia, April 22-26, 2009.

2009 Interpretando la Interacción Hombre-fauna en Teotihuacan: Un Caso de Sacrificio de Animales en la Pirámide de la Luna. Invited speaker at the De la Aldea al Centro Ceremonial, Congreso Anual de Estudiantes de Antropología de la Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas. Zacatecas, Mexico, March 11-13, 2009.

2008 El Arte de Manejo y la Manipulación de Animales en el México Pre-colombino. (Gilberto Pérez, Nawa Sugiyama, and Fabiola Torres). Paper presented at the IX Seminario de Animales de Laboratorio, Medicina y Cirugía de Pequñas Especies, Hospital Militar. Mexico City, Mexico, October 1-3.

2008 Remineralización y Bio-Consolidación: Una Nueva Técnica de Recuperación Ósea. La Pirámide de la Luna, Un Caso de Estudio (Raúl Valadez, Luisa Mainou, Alicia Blanco, Bernardo Rodríguez, Nawa Sugiyama, Gilberto Pérez, Fabiola Torres). Paper presented at Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Mexico City, Mexico, August, 2008.

2008 Animals of Sacrifice: Interpreting Human-Fauna Interactions from Burial 6 at the Moon Pyramid (Nawa Sugiyama, Raúl Valadez, Alicia Blanco, Gilberto Pérez, Bernardo Rodríguez, y Fabiola Torres). Paper presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology. Vancouver, Canada, March 26-30, 2008.

2007 From Dedication Burials to Murals: Re-Interpreting the Teotihuacan Animal Imagery (Nawa Sugiyama and Saburo Sugiyama). Paper presented at the 72th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology. Austin, Texas, April 25-29, 2007.



2006 Household Ritual at Teotihuacan: Spatial Analysis of Candeleros. Poster presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology. San Jose, Puerto Rico, April 27-30, 2006.

2005 Taphonomy and Paleoecology of the Late Pleistocene Mammalian Fauna from Sandia Cave, New Mexico (Jessica Thompson, Nawa Sugiyama and Gary S. Morgan). Poster presented at the 65th Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Meeting. Mesa, Arizona, October 19-27, 2005.

2005 Cahokia and Oneota Iconography: Elite and Regional Iconographies. Poster presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology. Salt Lake City, Utah, March 30-April 3rd, 2005.

2004 Humans as Rock Movers: Legacies on the Landscape. (Caitlin Wichlacz and Nawa Sugiyama) Online presentation at the 103rd Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Atlanta, Georgia, December 15-19,
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Field Work

2015-Present: Co-Director, Proyecto de Investigación Arqueológica Plaza de las Columnas-Plaza Norte de la Pirámide del Sol (Smithsonian Institution, Arizona State University, Boston University, Harvard University and Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia).

2008-2011: Field supervisor, Programa de Conservación e Investigación en el Complejo Arquitectonico de la Pirámide del Sol, Teotihuacan. San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico.

Directors: Alejandro Sarabia (Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historía-INAH) and Saburo Sugiyama (Aichi Prefectural University & ASU).

Supervised excavations in Area C, tunnel excavations inside the Sun Pyramid for two field seasons, 2008-2009 and 2010-11.

2006: Research associate, Mossel Bay Archaeology Project: Mossel Bay, South Africa.

Director: Curtis Marean (ASU).

Excavated, mapped and gained training in GIS and database management.

2006: Research associate, Proyecto Arqueologico La Laguna: Apizaco, México.

Director: David Carballo (Boston University).

Conducted excavations and laboratory analysis.

2004: Field course participant, Legacies and the Landscape Project: Perry Mesa, Arizona.

Directors: Katherine Spielmann, Keith Kintigh, and John Briggs (ASU).

Completed field survey, mapping and data interpretation.

2004: Volunteer, The Moon Pyramid Project: Teotihuacan, México

Directors: Saburo Sugiyama (Aichi Prefectual University & ASU) and Rubén Cabrera (Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia).

Excavation and laboratory analysis.

2004: Field school student, The El Morro Valley Prehistory Project: New Mexico

Director: Keith Kintigth (ASU)

Gained training in excavation and laboratory analysis.



Laboratory Analysis

2014: Faunal and isotope analyst, Archaeobiology laboratory and Museum Conservation Institute, Smithsonian Institution.

Lab supervisors: Torbean Rick and Christine France.

Zooarchaeological and isotopic investigation of animals from dedicatory caches from Copán, Honduras.

2012-2013: Isotope analyst, Paleodiet laboratory, University of California, San Diego.

Lab Supervisor: Margaret Schoeninger.

Conducted isotopic study on carbonate and collagen samples from the Moon Pyramid and Sun Pyramid (Teotihuacan, Mexico) as part of my dissertation project. Gained training in isotope sample preparation, utilizing the mass spectrometer, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), and data interpretation.

2011 Faunal analyst, Programa de Conservación e Investigación en el Complejo Arquitectonico de la Pirámide del Sol, Teotihuacan. San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico.

Directors: Alejandro Sarabia (INAH) and Saburo Sugiyama (Aichi Prefectural University & ASU).

Analyzed the faunal remains from Offering 2, Pit 59 of the Sun Pyramid.

2008: Faunal analyst, Copan Archaeological Laboratory: Copan, Honduras. Director: William Fash (Harvard University).

Analyzed the felid remains from Altar Q that included at least 16 jaguars and pumas.

2007: Faunal analyst, Zacatecas Research Laboratory: Zacatecas, México. Director: Ben Nelson (ASU).

Re-analyzed the faunal remains from the site of Terrace 18, La Quemada.

2006- 2014: Faunal analyst, Moon Pyramid Project: Teotihuacan, México

Supervisor: Raúl Valadez (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).

Analyzed animals from the Moon Pyramid as part of the dissertation project. This included zooarchaeological analysis, utilizing the scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and isotope analysis.

2006: Research assistant, Zacatecas Research laboratory: Zacatecas, México

Director: Ben Nelson (ASU).

Database entry and management, laboratory analysis, and curatorial work.

2005- 2006: Laboratory assistant, Northwest Mexico Research Laboratory: Phoenix, Arizona.

Director: Ben Nelson (ASU).

Database entry and management, figure preparation for publication, reference works, and field notes organization.

2005- 2006: Ceramic analyst, Candelero Project, Teotihuacan Research Laboratory: Teotihuacan, México & Arizona State University

Supervisor: George Cowgill (ASU).

As part of the Candelero Project designed by myself for the Undergraduate Research Assistantship award, analyzed ceramic candeleros from Teotihuacan.

2004- 2005: Volunteer, Zooarchaeology laboratory: Phoenix, Arizona.

Supervisor: Jessica Thompson and Curtis Marean (ASU).

Conducted analysis of microfauna from the site of Sandia Cave, New Mexico, which was turned into a publication.

Museum/Collection

2013- 2014 Tyler Fellowship Project, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections: Washington, D.C.

Supervisor: Colin McEwan, Shalimar White (Dumbarton Oaks)

Created a faunal iconographic concordance for the newly arriving collection of the Kerr Maya vase database and archives (mayavase.com) to Dumbarton Oaks.

2004- 2005: Work study, Museum of Anthropology Collections: Phoenix, Arizona.

Supervisor: Michael Barton and Josh Roffler (Arizona State University-ASU).

Managed volunteers, data entry and photographing museum objects.

2003- 2004: Volunteer, Museum of Anthropology Collections: Phoenix, Arizona

Supervisor: Michael Barton and Sarah Willson (ASU)

Data entry and photography of museum objects.



TEACHING
ANTH 222: Introduction to Ecological and Evolutionary Anthropology

University of Maryland- Department of Anthropology (Summer 2015)

Instructor: Nawa Sugiyama

Designed and taught lectures and labs for a summer course including visits to the Smithsonian Institution’s Archaeobiology lab, the National Zoo, and the National Museum of Natural History.


RELIE-1050: Apocalypse Now: How the World Ends (or Doesn’t) in Cultures and World Religions

Harvard Extension School- Divinity School (Spring 2012)

Instructor: David Carrasco

Head Teaching Fellow: Designed section material, gave several lectures (video recorded for online students), and managed online discussion board and website.


Culture and Beliefs 21: Pathways through the Andes

Harvard University- Department of Anthropology (Spring 2012).

Instructors: Gary Urton and Tomas Cummings

Teaching Fellow: Taught sections utilizing museum objects and colonial manuscripts, and led discussion based activities.


Societies of the World 30: Moctezuma’s Mexico, Then and Now

Harvard University- Department of Anthropology (Fall 2011).

Instructors: William Fash and David Carrasco

Head Teaching Fellow: Designed section material, managed online course website, selected and coordinated use of museum objects and the installation of an altar made by the class for the Day of the Dead for the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography.


Anthropology 1010: The Fundamentals of Archaeological Methods & Reasoning

Harvard University- Department of Anthropology (Fall 2009).

Instructors: Jason Ur and Mathew Liebmann

Teaching Fellow: Taught sections utilizing museum objects, in the computer lab (GIS), and field recording techniques (collecting historic cemetery data).


TECHNICAL SPECIALITIES
Zooarchaeology

Isotope analysis

Mass spectrometer

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Database management

Radiocarbon Bayesian statistical modeling (OxCal 4.2)



MEDIA AND PUBLIC OUTREACH
2015 Remains of Captive Carnivores Discovered at Mexican Pyramid. IFL Science (http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/remains-captive-carnivores-discovered-mexican-pyramid). Media coverage in several websites including Phys.org, Latin times, and R&D magazine (http://www.rdmag.com/articles/2015/12/new-world-and-early-carnivorous-wildlife-management) about PLoS One article.

2015 Public lecture, “Cautiverio, Manejo, y Sacrificio de Animales en Teotihuacan, Mexico”, at the Universidad del Estado de Mexico, Mexico. September 11th, 2015.

2014 Public lecture, “Animals and Sacred Mountains: Ritualized Performance and Teotihuacan’s State Ideology”, at the Pre-Columbian Society, Washington, D.C. Feburary 6th, 2014.

2014 Towards an Iconographic Concordance in Mesoamerican Art. Blog posting on Image Collections and Fieldwork Archive website based on work completed during the William R. Tyler Fellowship. http://icfadumbartonoaks.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/towards-an-iconographic-concordance-in-mesoamerican-art/ (June 23, 2014).

2012 National Geographic (Spanish version) 31(6):43. Excavations at the Sun Pyramid featured in article written by Leonardo López Luján.

2011 Hallan Ofrenda Originaria de Pirámide del Sol. El Universal. Excavations at the Sun Pyramid featured in various Mexican news agencies including El Universal. http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/notas/815911.html (December 13, 2011)

2011 Public lecture, “Animales y Sacrificios Rituals en la Pirámide de la Luna” (Nawa Sugiyama and Bernardo Rodríguez) at the Museo de Geología, Mexico City, Mexico.

2010 McClung de Tapia, Emily and Nawa Sugiyama, The Mesoamerican Mosaic: Past and Present Uses of Diversified Plants and Animals. Invited speaker at the International Forum 古代から学ぶ生物多様性~自然開発の歴史と共生の世界観~ [Messages from Past Societies on Biological Diversity: Ancient Explorations on Nature, Worldviews, and Human Evolution] during the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties Partnership Event (COP10). Nagoya, Japan, October 9, 2010. This event was covered in the national Japanese newspaper (Chunichi-shinbun) the following day.

2010 Nawa Sugiyama and Saburo Sugiyama, Before and After the Conquest: Changes in the Use, Management, and Domestication of Animals in Mesoamerica. Paper presented as invited speaker at the academic workshop, 古代社会の生物多様性:自然開発・共生の世界観と人類進化 [Bio-diversity of Ancient Societies: Explorations on Nature, Worldviews, and Human Evolution]. Nagoya, Japan, October 7-8, 2010.

2010 Canidae Were Crossed in Teotihuacan with Ritual Purposes. CONACULTA, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, December 16th, 2010. Results of research featured in the news. http://www.inah.gob.mx/english-press-releases/52-research-and-historical-studies/4776-canidae-were-crossed-in-teotihuacan-with-ritual-purposes

2008 New Study on Animal Bones from Sandia Cave Sheds Light on 70-year-old Controversy. Mammoth Trumpet 23(40):8-12. Article featuring the publication “Taphonomic Analysis of the mammalian Fauna from Sandia Cave, New Mexico and the “Sandia Man” Controversy” by Bradley Lepper.
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Society for American Archaeology (2005-Present)

International Council of Archaeozoology (2010-Present)



American Anthropology Association (2004, 2012, 2014)
LANGUAGES
Native Japanese Speaker

Written and spoken Spanish


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