Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Christine Hernández

Curator of Special Collections

Contact Info
chernand@tulane.edu

Degrees

  • B.A., University of Illinois, Anthropology and Spanish, 1988
  • M.A., Tulane University, Anthropology, 1991
  • Ph.D., Tulane University, Anthropology, 2000

Academic Experience

  • Anthropology Lecturer and Instructor, Southeastern Louisiana University, 2006 – 2011
  • Research associate, the Middle American Research Institute, 2001-
  • Research associate, Maya Madrid Codex Project, 2001-2003

Research & Teaching Specializations: Anthropology, Maya, Mesoamerican Codices, Archaeology

Related Experience

  • Grant writer and Event coordinator, Middle American Research institute, 2010-2011
  • Co-curator with David Dressing and Gabrielle Vail, “Maya Time Reckoning and the Language of Creation: Views the Merle Greene Robertson
    Collection,” 2009; “Sacred Cenotes, Hidden Caverns: Years of Research in the Maya Area,” 2008
  • Organizing committee member, Annual Tulane Maya Symposium and Workshops, 2004-2009, 2012
  • Co-­Principal investigator, Mesoamerioan Codices Database Project, 2004-2008
  • Production editor, Human Mosaic, 36(1), Special Issue, “The Bricker Almanac” 2005-2006
  • Co-director with Gabrielle Vail, The Mesoamerican Codices Database Project , 2001-

Languages:

  • Spanish
  • French

Selected Publications

  • 2013. (with Gabrielle Vail) Re-Creating Primordial Time: Foundation Rituals and Mythology in the Postclassic Maya Codices. University of Colorado Press, Boulder.
  • 2012. (with Gabrielle Vail) Chapter 12: “Rain and Fertility Rituals in Postclassic Yucatan Featuring Chaak and Chak Chel.” In The Ancient Maya of Mexico: Reinterpreting the Past of the Northern Maya Lowlands, edited by Geoffrey Braswell. Equinox Publishing, London.
  • 2011. (with Gabrielle Vail) The Construction of Memory: The Use of Late Classic Divinatory Texts in the Late Postclassic Maya Codices. Ancient Mesoamerica 22(2):449-462.
  • 2010. (with Gabrielle Vail) Astronomers, Scribes, and Priests: Intellectual Interchange Between the Northern Maya Lowlands and Highland Mexico in the Late Postclassic Period. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington D.C.
  • 2009. (co-edited with Gabrielle Vail) “Cords and Crocodilians: Creation Mythology in Late Postclassic Maya Iconography and Texts.” In The Maya and Their Sacred Narratives: Text and Context in Maya Mythologies, edited by Geneviève Le Fort et al, pp. 89-108. Verlag Anton Saurwein, Markt Schwaben, Germany.

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