About the Fellow
- Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Anthropology; College of Arts and Sciences
- Maia Dedrick’s faculty profile
- 2020-21, Faculty Fellow in Engaged Scholarship
- Access, Equity and Justice; Culture, Language and History; Education
Addressing Colonial Legacies: Community Engagement in Yucatán, Mexico
As a Faculty Fellow in Engaged Scholarship, Maia Dedrick is developing academic and outward-facing publications about research conducted with the Tahcabo community in Yucatán, Mexico. For academic audiences, Dedrick is working on two projects: a co-authored book chapter and a co-authored article for a special section of American Anthropologist. The book chapter will focus on the contributions that community members made to the research and the ways that they imagine and create their community through active participation in heritage-related projects. The article will address the legacies of colonial violence in Yucatán, how archaeologists have benefitted from them, and opportunities to grapple with these difficult pasts.
One public-facing product will be a website with summaries of all publications that have resulted from the larger archaeological project thus far, available in Spanish and English. The second major public-facing project will be the continued development of a virtual exhibit, in both Spanish and English, about the archaeological research that has taken place in Tahcabo.
Engaged Faculty Fellowship Program
A yearlong cohort program in which faculty dive deep into the theory and practice of community-engaged learning; meet monthly to discuss readings, share projects and workshop challenges; and help transform what it means to teach at Cornell