Michelle Hegmon

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Arizona State University
PO Box 872402
Tempe, AZ 85287
USA
480-965-6213
Email: Michelle.Hegmon@asu.edu

Biography

Dr. Hegmon's research interests center around the human social realm, in the context of the larger environment. More specifically, her work involves social and feminist theory, archaeological approaches to gender, as well as a focus on middle range societies and an emphasis on ethnographic comparisons. Her research has mostly been centered in the American Southwest with some collaborative work in southwest Mexico researching the processes of land use, interaction and reorganization in the Classic and Postclassic Mimbres periods (ca. 1000-1450).

Today, Dr. Hegmon teaches a graduate seminar on the archaeology of the social realm, the graduate core course titled Archaeology of Small Scale Societies, as well as various courses on Southwest archaeology.

Expertise

agency; archaeology; gender; material culture; socioecology

Education

    Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, 1990

    M.A., Anthropology, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, 1984

    B.A., Anthropology, University of Virginia, 1981

Journal Articles

2011

Anderies, J. M. and M. Hegmon. 2011. Robustness and resilience across scales: Migration and resource degradation in the prehistoric US Southwest. Ecology and Society 16(2):Art. 22. (link)

2008

Hegmon, M., M. Peeples, A. P. Kinzig, S. A. Kulow, C. M. Meegan and M. C. Nelson. 2008. Social transformation and its human costs in the prehispanic US Southwest. American Anthropologist 110(3):313-324. DOI: 10.1111/j.1548-1433.2008.00041.

Book Chapters

2013

Bolin, B., J. Declet-Barretto, M. Hegmon, L. Meirotto and A. M. York. 2013. Double exposure in the Sunbelt: The sociospatial distribution of vulnerability in Phoenix, Arizona. Pp. 159-178 In: Boone, C. G. and M. Fragkias eds., Urbanization and Sustainability: Linking Urban Ecology, Environmental Justice and Global Environmental Change. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-5666-3.

2012

Nelson, M. C., M. Hegmon, K. W. Kintigh, A. P. Kinzig, B. A. Nelson, J. M. Anderies, D. A. Abbott, K. A. Spielmann, S. E. Ingram, M. A. Peeples, S. A. Kulow, C. A. Strawhacker and C. A. Meegan. 2012. Long-term vulnerability and resilience: Three examples from archaeological study in the Southwestern U.S. and Northern Mexico. In: Cooper, J. and P. Sheets eds., Learning to Live with Climate Change: Understanding Hazards, Mitigating Impacts, Avoiding Disasters.

2006

Hegmon, M., M. C. Nelson, K. Schollmeyer, M. Elliott and M. Diehl. 2006. Agriculture, mobility, and human impact in the Mimbres region of the United States Southwest. Pp. 107-121 In: Hantman, J. L. and R. Most eds., Vol 57.

Posters

2008

Strawhacker, C. A., M. Hegmon, M. C. Nelson, M. Peeples, K. G. Schollmeyer and S. Swanson. 2008. Interaction and diversity in the Postclassic Mimbres World: Results of the 2007 field season. Poster presented March 19 at the 20th Anniversary Southwest Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Presentations

2011

Ingram, S. E., A. Dugmore, J. Areborg, G. Hambrecht, M. Hegmon, K. W. Kintigh, T. H. McGovern, M. C. Nelson, R. Oram, M. Peeples, K. A. Spielmann and O. Vesteinsson. 2011. Climate hazards and social transformations in the North Atlantic region and in the U.S. Southwest, 900 to 1500 C.E. Presentation at the June 22-26 International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences Conference, Iceland.

2007

Hegmon, M., M. C. Nelson, M. Peeples, C. M. Meegan, S. A. Kulow and A. P. Kinzig. 2007. Human and regional-scale perspectives on social transformation in the US Southwest: Hohokam, Mimbres, and Mesa Verde. Presentation April 26-29 at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, TX.