Franz Boas PapersWestern Social Science

Nancy Parezo

Nancy Parezo

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Research Areas

Pueblo, Apache, Pima and Navajo peoples, folklore, stories, linguistics, Parsons, Reichard, Goldfrank, Bunzel, Goddard, history of anthropology, relations between anthropologists and Native informants and research associates, accessibility, cultural preservation.


Nancy J. Parezo, Professor of American Indian Studies and Anthropology, University of Arizona has a long interest in the history of anthropology and museology. She has worked with the Boas papers since the early 1980s when she studied women anthropologists working in the American Southwest, including their work with mentors like Boas. Since then she has used these materials many times for various projects. Her role in the Boas Project will be editor of Boas’s professional papers dealing with his Southwest research experiences as well as those of his numerous students and colleagues and to help Regna Darnell and Lee Baker on the physical anthropology volume.