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W. Warner Wood

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Participates in 1 Session
W. Warner (Bill) Wood, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Coordinator of the Graduate Certificate Program in Museum Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, holds a PhD in Anthropology with a Latin American Studies Concentration and a Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory Certificate from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign (1997). Wood began his career at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles where he was a curator from 2001 to 2006. At Central Washington University (2006-10) he joined the faculty as Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies and spearheaded the development and opening of a campus museum while also teaching core courses in museum studies and anthropology. Before joining UW-M in 2012, he was Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens at the University of Texas, El Paso (2010-12). Wood’s research and teaching interests are museum studies and critical heritage studies, public anthropology, expressive and material culture, globalization, ecotourism, environmental cultures and histories, and Latin America. His research experience includes a focus on cultural and natural heritage in Oaxaca, Mexico and he is currently working on projects focused on community co-management of natural resources and community museums within ecotourism development on the Pacific Coast of Oaxaca. Wood is the author several articles/book chapters including most recently “On the Voice of the Other: Science, Power, and Diversity’s Revolt in the Museum—A Manifesto of Sorts Museum Anthropology Review 8(1): 45-54, the book Made in Mexico: Zapotec Weavers and the Global Ethnic Art Market (Indiana University Press, 2008), and has also curated several museum exhibits in Los Angeles, CA, Ellensburg, WA, and El Paso, TX.

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