Welcome to the Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies. The center supports multiple and varied programs that bridge the worlds of academia and the wider community. These interdisciplinary programs include sponsorship of public lectures, museum programs for the public, and community exchange through workshops, projects, and collaborations. Program subjects include indigenous material culture, oral history, environment and climate change, education, food, and health.
The Ortiz Center was founded as a collaborative endeavor between the Department of Anthropology and the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico for the purpose of academic outreach within and beyond the campus environment. The center is named for the late UNM anthropology professor, MacArthur fellow, and native of Ohkay Owingeh (formerly San Juan Pueblo), Alfonso Ortiz. In keeping with Dr. Ortiz’s vision, the center strives to make academic knowledge relevant, useful, and accountable to the university and the community at large, as well as to enhance, inform, and support community scholars, artists, writers, policy makers, and researchers whose work is relevant to the study of human life and experience. The Ortiz Center thus seeks to serve as a site and resource for the pursuit of knowledge through inclusive dialogue, exchange, and innovation.
Jonathan Mann Health and Human Rights Annual Public Health Program Lecture
“Cultural Responses to End Female Circumcision in Africa”
NEW DATE: Thursday, April 24, 2014
6:15 pm Reception
7:00 pm-9:00 pm Panel Presentations
Anthropology Department Lecture Hall Room 163
Hosted by The Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies & Department of Family and Community Medicine, UNM
Kristin St. Clair, R.N. Founder, Humankind Foundation Bettina Shell Duncan, Ph.D. Chair of Anthropology & Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Washington
Stephen Bishop, Ph.D., J.D. Assoc. Prof. Foreign Languages & Africana Studies, UNM
Justina Trott, M.D., Co-Director of the Women’s Health Policy, RWJF Center for Health Policy & Clinical Professor, School of Medicine, UNM