Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Robert Hill

Professor - Anthropology

Contact Info

  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Anthropology, 1974
  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania, Anthropology, 1976
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Anthropology, 1980
Academic Experience
  • Professor, Tulane University, 1997-
  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 1994-1997
  • Associate Professor, University of Texas-San Antonio, 1987-1994
  • Assistant Professor, University of Texas- San Antonio, 1981-1987
  • Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania, 1979-1980

Research & Teaching Specializations: Guatemala; Cultural Anthropology; Ethnohistory; Late Postclassic and Colonial Highland Maya Society

Related Experience
  • Director, Tulane University Center for Archaeology, 2005-2011
  • Chair, Anthropology Department, Tulane University, 2001-2003, 1997-1998
  • Field Researcher, Eastern Chajoma Project, Guatemala, 1991
  • Discipline Coordinator, Anthropology, Division of Behavioral and Cultural Sciences, U.T. San Antonio, 1992-1994
  • Graduate Advisor, Departments of History and Anthropology, University of Texas- San Antonio, 1987-1988
  • NEH Research Grant, Cakchiquel Chronicles Translation Project, 1997-1998
  • Fulbright Fellowship, 1991
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, 1990

Languages: Spanish

Selected Publications
  • 2012. Pictograph to Alphabet – and Back: Reconstructing the Pictographic Origins of the Xajil Chronicle. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society.
  • 2006. Kaqchikel Chronicles. With Judith M. Maxwell. Austin: University of Texas Press.
  • 1991. Colonial Cakchiquels: Highland Maya Adaptations to Colonial Rule, 1600- 1700. Case Studies in Anthropology Series. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston.
  • 1989. The Pirir Papers and Other Colonial Period Cakchiquel- Maya Testamentos. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Publications in Anthropology.
  • 1989. “Social Organization by Decree in Colonial Highland Guatemala.” Ethnohistory. 36 (2).
  • 1987. Continuities in Highland Maya Social Organization: Ethnohistory in Sacapulas, Guatemala. With John Monaghan. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses
  • ANTH-3280-01: Middle American Indians

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 3