Transdisciplinary Mesoamerican Connections

Faculty Directors: Inés Hernández-Ávila (Native American Studies) and John López (Art History)
The cluster will take utmost advantage of a confluence of factors that promise a rich and deep engagement with ancient Mesoamerica, particularly the ancient Nahuatl, Mayan, and Oaxacan indigenous cosmological, philosophical, social, cultural perspectives and their influence on contemporary expressions of Nahuatl, Mayan, Oaxacan indigenous, and Chicana/o cultures. It provides an opportunity for Native American Studies to create a bridge with Art History, engaging history, art, architecture, agriculture, culture, literature, language, geography, “religion” or belief-systems, and performance.