Elizabeth Brandt

Professor Emeritus
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Biography

Elizabeth Brandt specializes in collaborative work with Native American communities in the U.S. Southwest. She has worked in the New Mexican Pueblo communities of Taos, Picuris, Sandia, Isleta, San Felipe and Zia in the areas of land use, environmental protection, sacred site protection, traditional cultural properties, land claims, educational programs and programs of language renewal. She has also worked in the area with the Navajo, the Western Apache and the Yavapai. Her training is in sociocultural anthropology and linguistics. She also works with Spanish colonial history using primary texts on the Pueblos and oral history with communities. Much of her research is strongly focused to applied community needs and environmental issues.

Brandt teaches courses in linguistics, ethnographic methods, the Southwest and gender. She is an advisory board member of American Indian Studies and a faculty affiliate of Women's Studies.

Education

Ph.D. Southern Methodist University

Research Interests

Cultural Landscapes and Traditional Cultural Places; Land Use by Native Peoples; Sense of Place and Place Meaning; Knowledge Transmission and Secrecy; Southwestern Indigenous Language and Culture; Language Preservation and Revitalization; Culture and Economic Development

SHESC Themes: Culture, Heritage and Identity; Societies and their Natural Environments

Field Specializations: Ethnography, Ethnohistory, Gender, Land Use, Languages and Literature, Linguistics, Sociocultural Anthropology

Regional Focus: North America (Southwest)

Publications

  • Deborah L. Williams and Elizabeth A. Brandt. Sense of Place, Identity, and Cultural Continuity in an Arizona Town. Environmental Rhetoric: Ecologies of Place (2013).
  • Semken, Steven and Elizabeth Brandt. Implications of Sense of Place and Place-Based Education for Ecological Integrity and Cultural Sustainability in Contested Places. Cultural Studies and Environmentalism: The Confluence of Ecojustice, Place-based (science) Education, and indigenous knowledge (2010).
  • Johnson, Eric J. and Elizabeth A. Brandt. Targeting Diversity: A Critical Account of Language Policy and Public Education. Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy (2009).
  • Florencia Riegelhaupt, Roberto Carrasco, Elizabeth Brandt. Spanish: A language of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas. Nurturing Native Languages (2004).
  • . . Nurturing Native Languages (2003).
  • Brandt, Elizabeth A (Author) . The Climate for Ethnographic/Ethnohistoric Research in the Southwest. Traditions, Transitions, and Technologies. Themes in Southwestern Archaeology (2003).
  • N/A - record moved from Refereed Articles. The Climate for Ethnographic/Ethnohistoric Research in the Southwest. Traditions, Transitions and Technologies. Themes in Southwestern Archaeology (2003).
  • Brandt, E. A. (2002). The climate for ethnographic/ethnohistoric research in the Southwest. In S. H. Schlanger (Ed.), Traditions, Transitions and Technologies: Themes in Southwestern Archaeology (pp. 113-128). Boulder: University Press of Colorado.

Research Activity

  • Brandt,Elizabeth A*. Ethnographic Overview and Assessment of Mesa Verde National Park and Yucca House National Monument (Task Agreement Number J1496100202). DOI-NPS(8/2/2010 - 7/30/2015).
  • Brandt,Elizabeth A*. Ethnographic Overview and Assessment of Mesa Verde National Park and Yucca House National Monument (Task Agreement Number J1496090171). DOI-NPS(8/10/2009 - 8/10/2014).
  • Kintigh,Keith William*, Brandt,Elizabeth A. Kewevkapaya Cultural Site Survey. Ft. McDowell/Yavapai(12/12/2004 - 9/30/2006).
  • Joyal,Elaine*, Brandt,Elizabeth A. WHITE MOUNTAIN APACHE ETHNOBOTANY PROJECT. (6/6/1997 - 1/31/1998).

Courses

Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ASB 584 Internship
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ASB 584 Internship
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
ASB 584 Internship
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
EPD 690 Reading and Conference
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
ASB 211 Women in Other Cultures
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 584 Internship
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
EPD 690 Reading and Conference
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
EPD 690 Reading and Conference
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
ASB 481 Language and Culture
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
ASB 211 Women in Other Cultures
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 584 Internship
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation

Presentations

  • Elizabeth Brandt. Tiwa Social Organization and Language. Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology and Society for Anthropological Sciences (Mar 2014).
  • Elizabeth A. Brandt. Global Mining, Local Effects: Opposition to Proposed Copper Mines in Arizona. Annual Meeting of the Society of Applied Anthropology, Denver, CO. March. Annual Meeting of the SFAA. Symposium on Mining (Mar 2013).
  • Elizabeth A. Brandt. Burial in the Southwest. Annual Meeting Society for American Archaeoogy, St. Louis, MO (Apr 2010).
  • Elizabeth A. Brandt and Mark A. Calamia. Cultural Landscapes as Sacred Geography: Toward Managing the Intangible as a New Resource Category, Parts I and II. 69th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology (Mar 2009).
  • Elizabeth A. Brandt. Intangible Cultural Heritage, Places, and Place Attachments: Some Native American Examples from the Southwest. 69th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology (Mar 2009).
  • Co-Organizers: Mark Calamia and Elizabeth Brandt co-organizers and co-chairs. Cultural Landscapes as Sacred Geography: Toward Managing the Intangible as a New Resource Category, Part I and II. 2 session symposium (Oct 2008).
  • Elizabeth A. Brandt. Cultural Collisions: Cultural Heritage vs. Mining. Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Memphis, TN (Mar 2008).
  • Elizabeth A. Brandt. Cultural Collisions:Cultural Heritage vs Mining. Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Memphis, TN (Mar 2008).
  • Brandt, Elizabeth. Framing the Hispano Immigrant "Problem" in Arizona. In panel on Race, Racism, and Culture. Western Social Science Association (Apr 2006).
  • Brandt, Elizabeth. Intolerance As Public Policy: Hispanos in the Southwest. Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology (Apr 2006).
  • Brandt, Elizabeth. Roundtable: The Anthropologist/Historian as Expert Witness. 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropological Association (Apr 2005).
  • Brandt, Elizabeth. Indigenous communities and the University: Balancing Advocacy and Research. Annual Meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropology (Mar 2004).
  • Brandt, Elizabeth. Narcocorridos in Mexican Culture: Modern Genre, Post-Modern Themes. Elizabeth Brandt and Keith Bletzer. Cuarto Congreso de Cultura Popular Mexicana: Viejos Rostros, Vuevas Mascaras. Session Espacios y Relatos Musicales (Apr 2000).

Service

  • Apache Survival Coalition, Board member, consultant, and liaison to the university. Consultations with AZSHPO and Forest Servic (1989 - Present)
  • Apache Survival Coalition, Consulting (1989 - Present)
  • Spicer Foundation, Board Member (2013 - 2015)
  • Superior Lost Trail Committee, member (2008 - 2015)
  • University Committee on Linguistics, Member (2014 - 2015)
  • Spicer Foundation, Board Member (2013 - 2015)
  • L.O.S.T. Trail Committee., committee member (2008 - 2015)
  • Superior Lost Trail Committee, member (2008 - 2013)
  • Environment, Technology, and Society, Faculty (2008 - 2013)
  • Women and Gender Studies Affiliated Faculty, faculty (2012 - 2013)
  • Women and Gender Studies Affiliated Faculty, faculty (2011 - 2013)
  • Program in Applied Linguisitics, Affiliated Faculty (2008 - 2013)
  • American Indian Studies. Affiliated Faculty, Work with students, serve on board and committees (2012 - 2012)
  • Ph.D. program in Applied Linguistics, Affiliated Faculty (2012 - 2012)
  • American Indian Studies Advisory Board, member (2011 - 2012)
  • SHESC Library Representative, member (2011 - 2012)
  • Search Committee for Art History position, committee member (2012 - 2012)
  • Program in Applied Linguisitics, Affiliated Faculty (2008 - 2012)
  • Four Corners Lecture Series Sponsored by Mesa Verde National Park and the Southwest Studies Program of Ft. Lewis College. Titie: Language, A Gift from the Creator: Language Loss and Revitalization, guest speaker (2011 - 2011)
  • Sociocultural Anthropology Approach, Faculty (1974 - 2011)
  • ASU Retired Faculty Wives/Women, guest speaker (2011 - 2011)
  • SHESC Library Representitive, representative (2008 - 2011)
  • Linguistics Committee, committee member (2008 - 2010)
  • SHESC Library Representitive, representative (2008 - 2010)
  • Linguistics Committee, committee member (2008 - 2009)
  • American Indian Policy and LeadershipDevelopment Center, Faculty Discussion Group (2005 - 2009)
  • American Indian Studies, Advisory Board (2004 - 2008)
  • Culture, Heritage, and Identity Group, Member (2005 - 2007)
  • Sociocultural Subdiscipline, Member (2005 - 2007)
  • Taskforce for the American Indian Policy Leadership Center, Member (2005 - 2007)
  • Research Awards Committee, Member (2006 - 2007)
  • Linguistics Committee, Member (2004 - 2007)
  • Apache Survival Coalition, Board member, scribe, and advisor, grant writer for culture and heritage issues (1989 - 2006)
  • Library, Chair (2005 - 2006)
  • Undergraduate Honors committee, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • American Indian Studies Advisory Board, Board member (2004 - 2006)
  • SHESC Search Committee, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Journal of American Indian Education, Review of a manuscript (2005 - 2006)
  • Library Committee, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • Linguistics Committee, Undergraduate Committee (2004 - 2005)
  • Undergraduate Committee, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • American Indian Studies Advisory Board, Board member (2004)
  • Apache Survival Coalition, Author of Final Report, Three Year Interagency Agreement No. 1443-IA200AO between the Ad for Nat. Am (2004)
  • Freshman Success Seminar, Presenter to Freshman Success Seminar Class on Anthropology on Oct. 22 (2004)
  • Maricopa County Head Start Biliteracy Conference, Workshop presenter for 2 sessions of 50+ participants (2004)
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, Member (2004)
  • Sociocultural Subdiscipline and Linguistics Program, Member (2004)
  • American Indian Studies Advisory Board, Member (2003)
  • Apache Survival Coalition, Board Member (2003)
  • Hohokam Archaeologist Search Committee, Member (2003)
  • University Linguistics Committee, Member (2003)
  • Library representative, Representative from unit to University Libraries (Present)
  • Linguistics Committee, Chair, subcommittee (Present)