Randall McGuire

Randall H McGuire

Primary Field
SUNY Distinguished Professor, SUNY, Binghamton University, Department of Anthropology
Knowledge / Expertise
Interest/Specialty Areas Archaeology, social theory, historical archaeology

Randall H. McGuire is a SUNY Distinguished Professor, at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York.  He received his BA from the University of Texas and his MA and PhD in anthropology from the University of Arizona. He is author or co-author of five books, nine edited volumes, nine monographs and over 150 articles and book chapters. From 1996 to 2007, he and Dean Saitta of the University of Denver directed the Archaeology of the Colorado Coal Field War, 1913-1914 project near Trinidad, Colorado. He has worked with Elisa Villalpando of the Centro INAH, Sonora for 35 years investigating the Trincheras Tradition of northern Sonora, México.  In 2015, they published “War and Defense on Cerros de Trincheras in Sonora, México”. American Antiquity 80(3):1-22). They are currently running a binational excavation project near Atíl, Sonora. Dr. McGuire has used an archaeology of the contemporary to study the materiality of the U.S. – México border (“Steel Walls and Picket Fences: Rematerializing the U.S.–Mexican Border in Ambos Nogales” in American Anthropologist 2013, 115(3):466-480). His latest books include Archaeology as Political ActionThe Archaeology of Class War with Karin Larkin, Ideologies in Archaeology with Reinhard Bernbeck, The Border and its Bodies: The Embodiment of the Risk along the U.S.-México Line with Thomas Sheridan and Walling in and Walling Out: Why are We Building New Barriers to Divide Us? with Laura McAtackney.  

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Geographic Areas of Expertise United States
New Mexico
Geographic Areas of Expertise International
Western Hemisphere
United States of America
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