Barbara J. Mills

Dr. Barbara J. Mills is Professor in the School of Anthropology, Curator of Archaeology in the Arizona State Museum, and an affiliated faculty member in the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Arizona.  She was educated at the University of Pennsylvania (A.B.) and the University of New Mexico (M.A. and Ph.D.).  Professor Mills’ work focuses on the archaeology of the North American Southwest, especially Ancestral and Historic Pueblo societies (including Chaco, Zuni, and Mogollon Rim areas), but she also has research experience in Guatemala, Kazakhstan, and Turkey.  Her research interests include archaeological method and theory, ceramic analysis, social inequality, identity, migration, and the archaeology of social networks.  She currently directs the Southwest Social Networks Project, which applies social network analysis to material culture across the Southwest. Dr. Mills is the author or editor of eight books and over 60 peer-reviewed book chapters or journal articles.