The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephanie Wood as Jay I. Kislak Chair for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas. Wood will begin her time at the Kluge Center this October.
Wood is the Director and Research Associate at the Wired Humanities Projects at the University of Oregon. Prior to this position, Wood was adjunct faculty in Latin American History at the University of Oregon. From 1984 until 1989, Wood was the Assistant Professor in Latin American History and U.S. History at the University of Maine.
Wood is the author of one monograph, dozens of articles, and co-editor of five anthologies. Her monograph is titled “Transcending Conquest: Nahua Views of Spanish Colonial Mexico” (University of Oklahoma Press, 2003). She was the Principal Investigator of the NEH-funded Mapas Project (2006–2008), an online collection of indigenous-authored pictorial manuscripts from New Spain, and the online Nahuatl Dictionary (NEH-NSF, 2008–2012). She is currently expanding the Early Nahuatl Library of alphabetic manuscripts. She has directed five NEH-funded Summer Institutes for U.S. school teachers, titled “Mesoamerican Cultures and their Histories,” one held in Oregon and four in Mexico (the latest in 2015).
Wood holds a B.A. from University of California, Santa Cruz and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.