School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Arizona State University
PO Box 872402
Tempe, AZ 85287
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.
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:Art. 22. (link)