Congratulations Rosemary Joyce - 2022 A.V. Kidder Award Recipient
March 29, 2022
Department of Anthropology at UC Berkeley
The Anthropology Department wants to congratulate our faculty member, Rosemary Joyce for receiving the 2022 A.V. Kidder Award for Eminence in the Field of American Archaeology is given by the American Anthropological Association every three years, alternating between nominees in the archaeology of the US Southwest and Mesoamerica. This year’s selection committee for Mesoamerican archaeology decided to name Rosemary Joyce as one of two recipients. They join only two other women in Mesoamerican archaeology to be named for this honor since the award was established in 1950.
It was quite unexpected as my fieldwork takes place at the literal edge of the Mesoamerican culture area, and much of my work is aimed at broader global archaeology. Rosemary Joyce's main contributions to Mesoamerican archaeology have been in introducing gender and queer theory perspectives, beginning with articles published in the 1990s and culminating in two books, “Gender and Power in Prehispanic Mesoamerica” (2000) and “Embodied Lives: Figuring Ancient Maya and Egyptian Experience” (2004, co-authored with Lynn Meskell).
Congrats Rosemary for this amazing feat in Mesoamerican archaeology!