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R. Jon McGee

Dr. R. Jon McGeeProfessor
Director, Summer Study in Yucatan and Chiapas
Director, Summer Study in Canterbury Program

Ph.D., Rice University, 1983
Phone: (512) 245-2474
Office: ELA 262


I have worked with the Lacandon Maya since 1980, studying Maya religion, language, and culture. My research work has focused on the Maya, anthropology of religion, culture, theory, and field research methods. I also lead a yearly field school in Chiapas Mexico, and a study abroad program in Canterbury, England. Currently, I am working with Dr. Joel Palka at the University of Illinois-Chicago on an archaeological and ethnohistorical survey of the Lacandon area.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses:
ANTH 1312: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 3301: Principles of Cultural Anthropology (stacked with 5374K)
ANTH 3305: Magic, Ritual and Religion
ANTH 3314: Latin American Cultures
ANTH 3326: Maya History and Society
ANTH 3355: Introduction to the Maya Language
ANTH 4310: History of Anthropological Thought
ANTH 4361: Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 4380: Language and Culture

Graduate Courses:
ANTH 5374K: Advanced Cultural Anthropology (stacked with 3301)