Two Archaia Affiliates Granted Tenure

March 31, 2020
In the midst of school closures and a shift to online learning, Archaia is glad to announce some good news. This spring, two Archaia-affiliated professors were granted tenure in their respective departments. 
Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology (division Archaeology) and a curator at the Peabody Museum. He has taught courses in anthropology and archaeology, including Maya Hieroglyphic Writing, Aztec Archaeology and Ethnohistory, and Settlement Patterns and Landscape Archaeology. His own research focuses on the art, religion, and writing of ancient Mesoamerica, and on ancient urbanism and social complexity on the Pacific Coast of Guatemala. His most recent book, Art and Myth of the Ancient Maya, was published by the Yale University Press in 2017. 
Mick Hunter is Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures. He writes and teaches about early Chinese literature and philosophy, and he is interested in the use of digital texts and tools to conduct research in the humanities. His first book, Confucius Beyond the Analects, was published by Brill in 2017; he is currently working on a book project, tentatively called The Poetics of Early Chinese Thought, which argues that ancient Chinese philosophy emerges from the reception and explication of a specific body of anonymous oral poetry. 
Both Professor Chinchilla Mazariegos and Professor Hunter serve on the Archaia Steering Committee for the term 2019-2021. 
By Claire Saint-Amour