Jennifer Carballo

Research Fellow, Mesoamerican Ceramic Type Collections Project

Jennifer Carballo specializes in the prehistory of Mexico, with particular focus on the sociopolitical dynamics of early villages and cities, interregional interaction and exchange, issues of gender and social identity, as well as the archaeological analysis of households and ceramics. Her current research looks at the earliest villages of central Tlaxcala and the Teotihuacan Valley, which were inhabited during an important period of increasing sociopolitical complexity prior to the appearance of the first cities and states in Mesoamerica. She has taught at the University of Alabama, University of Oklahoma, Harvard University, Dartmouth College, and Brandeis University. 

B.A. (1997) Anthropology, Harvard University, magna cum laude
Ph.D. (2011) Anthropology, University of Michigan

Selected Publications

Formative Lifeways in Central Tlaxcala (five chapters in Volume 1: Excavations, Contexts, and Chronology), edited by Richard Lesure, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, University of California, Los Angeles (2014). 
“Houses of Style: Consumption, Adornment, and Identity in Formative Tlaxcalan Households,” with David Carballo and Richard Lesure. Ancient Mesoamerica 25 (2):459-476 (2014).