Kathryn Math: Executive Director
(BA, Purdue University, Anthropology & Art History) is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Art History at Concordia University. Her undergraduate thesis work contributed a new mode of studying art which combines art historical methodology, anthropological interpretation, and statistical computational analyses. Her research focuses on the intersection between mythology, art, politics, and identity in the art of the Americas.
Helen Haines: Events Director
Dr. Haines is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Trent University and Director of the Ka`Kabish Archaeological Research Project. Her primary research interest focuses on the socio-political and economic development of early complex societies in Mesoamerica. She has done fieldwork in Belize since 1990 and did her doctoral research with Maya Research Project at Blue Creek. In 2005, She started the the Ka’Kabish Archaeological Research Project (KARP).
Geoffrey McCafferty: Research Director
(BA, University of California, Berkeley; MA & PhD, State University of New York, Binghamton) is Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Calgary. He specializes in central Mexican and Central American archaeology. He is currently investigating Postclassic migrations from central Mexico to Pacific Nicaragua. Topical themes of his research include household organization, social identities (especially gender and ethnicity), and ceramics. His research CV can be found at www.antharky.ucalgary.ca/mccafferty and https://ucalgary.academia.edu/GeoffreyMcCafferty
Diana Moreiras: Social Media Director
(BA & MA, University of British Columbia) is currently a PhD Candidate and Vanier Scholar at The University of Western Ontario specializing in Mesoamerican bioarchaeology. Her main research interests include ancient human diets and mobility, stable isotopes, childhood and children in Mesoamerica, and the use (environmental, cultural, symbolic) of Theobroma cacao (chocolate) and maize by pre-Columbian peoples. Her PhD research entails a study of the dietary and residential patterns via multiple stable isotope analyses of adults and subadults sacrificed by the Aztecs at the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan and Templo R of Tlatelolco (Basin of Mexico) during the Late Postclassic period. Her research can be found at: https://uwontario.academia.edu/DianaMoreiras and https://works.bepress.com/d_moreiras/.