Florence C. and Robert H. Lister Fellowship

The 2022–2023 Lister Fellowship application period is now closed.

We are pleased to announce that Kelsey Hanson was awarded the 2022–2023 Lister Fellowship. For the full story ‘click here’.

Florence C. and Robert H. ListerThe Florence C. and Robert H. Lister Fellowship was established in recognition of the lifelong achievements of the late Florence and Robert Lister, noted archaeologists, dedicated educators, and friends and supporters of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. The purpose of the fellowship is to assist graduate students who show promise of making a significant contribution to the archaeological knowledge of American Indian cultures of the Southwest. Recipients of the Lister Fellowship are awarded a stipend of $10,000 to help support the final stages of their research and the writing of their dissertations. A single fellowship is offered in alternate years and is not renewable.

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)

Katie Richards

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.

Matthew Pailes

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.

Ben Bellorado

Laboratory Director; 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.

Ronald H. Towner

1995 Lister Fellow

Ronald is interested in early historic period Navajo sites in the “Dinetah” homeland in northwestern New Mexico.

Kelsey Hanson

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.

Donna Glowacki

Research Associate; 2003 Lister Fellow; 1994 Field Intern

Donna is an anthropological archaeologist studying transformation, disruption, and resiliency in Southwestern societies.

Sam Duwe

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.

Alyson Thibodeau

2011 Lister Fellow

Alyson uses geochemical techniques to address archaeological questions in the Southwestern United States, Mexico, and Belize.

David R. Abbott

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.

Wes Bernardini

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.

John Kantner

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.

Diane Curewitz

2005 Lister Fellow

Diane examines the role that ritual may have played in pottery specialization and distribution during a critical period in Pueblo history.

Erin Baxter

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.

Florence C. and Robert H. Lister Fellowship

Now Taking Applications

The 2022-2023 Lister Fellowship application period is now open. Applications for the Lister Fellowship are due by October 13, 2021 and we will announce the recipient on or around November 12, 2021.

For more information and application instructions,
please see the Fellowship requirements here.