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Ph.D., Anthropology, Arizona State University
M.A., Anthropology, Arizona State University
B.A., Anthropology, Albion College
B.A., Geology, Albion College
Archaeology of northwest Mexico and Mesoamerica, Zacatecas, Epiclassic Period, ceramic petrography, exchange networks, ritual economy, diversity, resilience, social transformations, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), agent-based modeling (ABM), space syntax analysis
2020 Torvinen, Andrea and Ben A. Nelson. Refinement of the Chronology of La Quemada, Zacatecas, Mexico, Using Ceramic Seriation. Latin American Antiquity. DOI: 10.1017/laq.2019.106
2019 Fisher, Christopher T., Anna S. Cohen, Rodrigo Solinis-Casparius, Florencia L. Pezzutti, Jason Bush, Marion Forest, and Andrea Torvinen. A Typology of Ancient Purépecha (Tarascan) Architecture from Angamuco, Michoacán, Mexico. Latin American Antiquity 30(3):510-528. DOI: 10.1017/laq.2019.50
2017 Freeman, Jacob, Andrea Torvinen, Ben A. Nelson, and John M. Anderies. “Diversity, Reciprocity, and the Emergence of Equity-Inequity Trade-offs.” In The Give and Take of Sustainability: Anthropological Perspectives on Tradeoffs, edited by M. Hegmon, pp. 26-51. University of Cambridge Press: Cambridge.
2016 Hegmon, Michelle, Jacob Freeman, Keith W. Kintigh, Margaret C. Nelson, Sarah Oas, Matthew A. Peeples, and Andrea Torvinen. “Marking and Making Difference: Representational Diversity in the US Southwest.” American Antiquity 81(2):253-272.
2016 Nelson, Margaret C., Scott E. Ingram, Andrew J. Dugmore, Richard Streeter, Matthew A. Peeples, Thomas H. McGovern, Michelle Hegmon, Jette Arneborg, Keith W. Kintigh, Seth Brewington, Katherine A. Spielmann, Ian A. Simpson, Colleen Strawhacker, Laura E.L. Comeau, Andrea Torvinen, Christian K. Madsen, George Hambrecht, and Konrad Smiarowski. “Climate Challenges, Vulnerabilities, and Food Security.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. 113(2):298-303. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1506494113
2016 Torvinen, Andrea, Michelle Hegmon, Ann P. Kinzig, Margaret C. Nelson, Matthew A. Peeples, Karen G. Schollmeyer, Colleen Strawhacker, and Laura Swantek. “Transformation without Collapse: Two Cases from the U.S. Southwest.” In Beyond Collapse: Archaeological Perspectives on Resilience, Revitalization, and Transformation in Complex Societies, edited by R. K. Faulseit, pp. 262-286. Southern Illinois University Press: Carbondale.
2014 Freeman, Jacob C., John M. Anderies, Andrea Torvinen, and Ben A. Nelson. “Crop Specialization, Exchange and Robustness in a Semi-arid Environment.” Human Ecology 42(2):297-310. DOI: 10.1007/s10745-013-9638-0
Project Co-Director, Ceramic Metatypology for Northwest Mexico. Wenner-Gren Foundation Workshop Grant Program. A. L. Torvinen and B. A. Nelson, dir. Tempe, AZ, Austin, TX, and Guadalajara, JAL, 2013-present.
Graduate Research Associate, La Quemada-Malpaso Valley Archaeological Project, B. Nelson, dir. Zacatecas, Mexico and Tempe, AZ, 2008-present.
Graduate Research Associate, Long-term Vulnerability and Transformation Project. National Science Foundation Coupled Natural-Human Systems Program. M. C. Nelson, dir. Tempe, AZ, 2010-2015.
Crew Member, North Atlantic Biocultural Organisation: Skútustadir Archaeological Project. M. Hicks and A. Fridrikson, dir. Mývatn, 2013-2014.
Invited Participant, Collaborative working group meeting between the North Atlantic Biocultural Organization (NABO) and the Long-Term Vulnerability and Transformation Project (LTVTP). T. H. McGovern and M. C. Nelson, 2011-2014.
Crew Member, Legacies of Resilience: The Lake Pátzcuaro Basin Archaeological Project. C. T. Fisher, dir. Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, 2010-2011.
2014 CLAS Graduate Excellence Award, Arizona State University
2010 Honorable Mention, Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowship Program
2009 Honorable Mention, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
2008 Honorable Mention, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
2007 Phi Beta Kappa National Academic Honor Society
2004 Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First Year Students
American Anthropological Association (AAA) Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Global Human Ecodynamics Alliance (GHEA) Society for American Archaeology (SAA)
2015-2018 Student Member, Committee on the Status of Women in Archaeology, Society for American Archaeology.
2014-2015 Graduate Reader Program, School of Human Evolution & Social Change Association of All Graduate Students, Arizona State University.
2013-2014 Graduate Student Mentor, School of Human Evolution & Social Change, Arizona State University.
2012-2013 Graduate Student Representative, Archaeology Faculty Search Committee, School of Human Evolution & Social Change, Arizona State University.
2009-2012 Graduate Student Mentor, School of Human Evolution & Social Change, Arizona State University. 3 years.
2011 Volunteer, Resilience 2011: Second International Science and Policy Conference, Tempe, AZ.
2009-2011 Archaeology Approach Representative, School of Human Evolution & Social Change Association of All Graduate Students, Arizona State University. 2 years.
2009-2010 Volunteer, Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA and St. Louis, MO. 2 years.
2009 Research Grant Reviewer, Graduate & Professional Student Association, Arizona State University.
2008-2009 Secretary, School of Human Evolution & Social Change Association of All Graduate Students, Arizona State University.