Applicants for the Lister Fellowship must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program at a recognized university in North America. Students whose projects are based on archaeological, ethnoarchaeological, or paleoenvironmental research in the southwestern United States or northern Mexico are eligible. In some years, the fellowship may be restricted to individuals whose research focuses specifically on the archaeology of the northern San Juan region, an area of particular research interest to the Listers.
Publications by Florence and Robert Lister can be found in this bibliography.
Lister Fellowship Recipients
Kelsey Hanson (2021)
Katie Richards (2019)
Benjamin Bellorado (2017)
Erin Baxter (2015)
Matthew Pailes (2013)
Alyson Thibodeau (2011)
Samuel Duwe (2009)
Scott G. Ortman (2007)
Diane Curewitz (2005)
Donna M. Glowacki (2003)
Wesley Bernardini (2001)
John Kantner (1997)
Ronald H. Towner (1995)
David R. Abbott (1993)
1993 Lister Fellow
David studies Hohokam social organization based on patterns of ceramics exchange. Applications of the methodology show that hydraulic management had a pervasive influence on the organization of Hohokam social networks.
2001 Lister Fellow; 1994 Field Intern
Wes’s research focuses on how inferences of human behavior are based on estimates of the scale of that behavior, including specifying the number of people and the amount of labor involved in particular activities.
2015 Lister Fellow
Erin’s research interests include the interpretation of architecture, artifact, and mortuary data and how these analyses shed light on the development of social and political organization, with a focus on reconstructing the deep history of Pueblo society.
2011 Lister Fellow
Alyson uses geochemical techniques to address archaeological questions in the Southwestern United States, Mexico, and Belize.
2016 Field Intern; 2021 Lister Fellow
Kelsey studies prehistoric uses of both natural and constructed landscapes and the multiscalar nature of social and ritual practice.
2019 Lister Fellow
Katie’s research centers on the social and political organization of the Fremont people and the relationship between the Fremont and Pueblo cultures.
1995 Lister Fellow
Ronald is interested in early historic period Navajo sites in the “Dinetah” homeland in northwestern New Mexico.
1997 Lister Fellow
John is interested in the interplay of cooperation and competition in human society, especially the role of these behaviors in the development of sociopolitical complexity and economic inequality, and in the application of neo-Darwinian evolutionary theory to these problems.
Research Associate; 2003 Lister Fellow; 1994 Field Intern
Donna is an anthropological archaeologist studying transformation, disruption, and resiliency in Southwestern societies.
2013 Lister Fellow
Matt’s research interests include developing economic and mathematical models that quantify the interactions between humans and their environment and that identify the emergent properties of the resulting interactions.
Curator of Archaeology at the Arizona State Museum; 2017 Lister Fellow
Ben is an archaeologist with a keen interest in how textiles, textile imagery, tree-rings, and pottery reveal clues about social identities.
2005 Lister Fellow
Diane examines the role that ritual may have played in pottery specialization and distribution during a critical period in Pueblo history.
2009 Lister Fellow
Sam studies the processes of coalescence that accompanied the formation of Tewa pueblos after A.D. 1150 in the Rio Grande drainage.