Frances M. Hayashida

    Professor of Archaeology, Anthropology
    Director, Latin American & Iberian Institute

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Dr. Frances M. Hayashida joined the Department of Anthropology at The University of New Mexico in 2008. She offers undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of South American and Southwest archeology, as well as on food, farming and foraging. Hayashida's research focuses on the political economy and political ecology of Andean states and empires, with areas of interest including agriculture and water management, craft production, and beer brewing. Her research includes a project on agriculture and empire in the high-altitude Atacama Desert with colleagues from the Universidad de Chile and the Instituto de Ciencias del Patrimonio of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain).


  • PhD in Anthropology, University of Michigan (1995)
  • MA in Anthropology, Stanford University (1984)
  • BA in Anthropology, Stanford University (1984)

Research Areas

  • Ancient Agriculture and Water Management in Arid Environments
  • Beer Brewing
  • Craft Production
  • Ethnohistory, Ethnoarchaeology, Archaeometry
  • Human Impacts on the Environment
  • Political Ecology
  • Political Economy
  • States and Empires

Country Specialization(s)

  • Chile
  • Peru

Latin American Studies Courses

*Latin America-related courses offered during the past three years*

  • ANTH 521 Southwest Archaeology
  • ANTH 304 Food, Foraging, and Farming
  • ANTH 579 Current Debates in Archaeology