W. Warner (Bill) Wood
Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Museum studies and public anthropology, expressive and material culture, globalization and transnational processes, environmental cultures and histories, Mexico and U.S. Southwest, tourism, ethnicity and identity, practice theories and qualitative methodologies.
Other Relevant Activities
Coordinator, Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program
Adjunct Curator, Milwaukee Public Museum
Anthro 102: Introduction to Anthropology- Culture and Society
Anthro 723: Museum Curation and Interpretation
Selected Publications and Exhibitions:
2012. Regional Background. In Run! The Super-Athletes of the Sierra Madre, by Diana Molina. P. 8. El Paso: Guynes. Exhibition Catalog Entry.
2012. Nuestra Casa, the Exhibition. Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX. Co-curated with Lucia Dura, Eva Moya, Guillermina Núñez-Mchiri, Damien Schumann, and Arvind Singhal. January-December 2012. Exhibition.
2011. A River Interrupted: Making the Case for Changing Our Management of the Rio Grande. Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX. Co-curated with Scott Culter, Judith Rios Aranas, John Sproul, and Elizabeth Walsh. May-December 2011. Exhibition.
2010. Guns, Furs, and Steel: Alexander Ross at the Crossroads. Museum of Culture and Environment, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA. Co-Curated with Patrick McCutcheon. March-January 2010. Exhibition.
2008. Harnessing the Wind’s Power, Tracking the Wild Horse Wind Facility Story. Puget Sound Energy Wild Horse Wind Facility Visitor Center, Ellensburg, WA. Co-curated with Kathleen Barlow, Morris Eubelacker, Andy Granitto, James Huckabay, Karl Lilquist, Patrick McCutcheon, and Naomi Jeffery Petersen. 1 April 2008-current. Exhibition.
2008. Made In Mexico: Zapotec Weavers and the Global Ethnic Art Market. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
2006. Bound and Gagged Curator’s Statement. In See/Hear: Museums and Imagination, ed. K. Jacobson, p. 46. Los Angeles: NHMLAC. Exhibition Catalog Entry.
2006. Co-authored with D. Ayers, et al. Harmful Algal Research and Response: A Human Dimensions Strategy. Washington, D.C.: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
2005. Conversations. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CA. Co-curated with Margaret Hardin, Gordon Hendler, Joel Martin, Johnathan Spaulding, and Ángel Valdés. 20 February-19 June 2005. Exhibition.
2004. What is Mexican Folk Art? Natural History Museum of Los Angels County, Los Angeles, CA. Co-curated with Daniel Danzig.19 October 2003-4 January 2004. Exhibition.
2003. Textiles oaxaqueños, el arte indígena ‘falso’, y la ‘invasión’ mexicana de la Tierra del Encanto. Cuadernos del Sur 9(19): 19-33.
2001. Rapport is Overrated: Southwestern Ethnic Art Dealers and Ethnographers in the “Field.” Qualitative Inquiry 7(4): 484-503.
2000. Stories from the Field, Handicraft Production, and Mexican National Patrimony: A Lesson in Translocality From B. Traven. Ethnology 39(3): 183-203.
2000. Flexible Production, Households, and Fieldwork: Multisited Zapotec Weavers in the Era of Late Capitalism. Ethnology 39(2): 133-148.