Severin Fowles

Barnard College, Columbia University

Severin Fowles is Chair of the American Studies Department and Associate Professor of Anthropology at Barnard College, Columbia University. He has conducted archaeological research in the northern Rio Grande Valley for 25 years, including a long-term survey of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, excavations of a Spanish colonial plaza, and most recently, a study in collaboration with Picuris Pueblo focused on the history of Indigenous settlement, agricultural practices, and place-based ceremonies of the Rio Embudo watershed. He is author of An Archaeology of Doings: Secularism and the Study of Pueblo Religion (2013, SAR) and the co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology (2017, Oxford).