Josiah Heyman

Josiah Heyman
Professor of Anthropology and Director, Center for Inter-American and Border Studies, University of Texas at El Paso

Dr. Heyman has conducted over forty years of research on the U.S.-Mexico border. His focus includes human-environmental relations, initially water sustainability, and recently heat resilience and risk. All are in a binational, culturally complex, and highly mobile social context. He is the author or editor of five scholarly books and over 140 scholarly articles and book chapters. He has applied anthropology, including collaborating with the City of El Paso on heat issues, and three years on the board of directors, Society for Applied Anthropology.

NOAA Mission Aligned Research Interests:

  • Water sustainability
  • Heat resilience and risk
  • Ethnographic and qualitative methods

Honors, Awards, and Grants:

  • Curl Essay Prize (best paper in any area of anthropology), 1999, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Career achievement award from the Society for the Anthropology of North America, 2021
  • PI and co-PI, four grants and two student grants, NSF. USDA major grant, co-PI. Co-PI, NIH grant. Diverse other small grants.

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