The Alexandria Archive Institute team is delighted to welcome Dr. Christine Szuter to its Board of Directors. Christine received her BA (sociology and psychology) from Bowling Green State University, her MA (anthropology) from Loyola-Chicago, and her PhD (anthropology) from the University of Arizona. Dr. Szuter served as President & CEO of the Amerind Foundation in Dragoon, Arizona, an Indigenous museum, art gallery, and research center. Before arriving at Amerind, Christine was director of the graduate Scholarly Publishing Certificate program at Arizona State University where her work focused on publishing, digital humanities, and nonprofit management. She spent more than a decade as Director, Editor-in-Chief, and Acquiring Editor at the University of Arizona Press publishing 55-60 books annually in anthropology, archaeology, geography, environmental studies, Southwest studies, and space sciences. She has been an instructor and professor of practice at the University of Arizona and Arizona State University. She previously served in various capacities with the Society for American Archaeology, American Association of University Presses, Western National Parks Association, National Council on Public History, Arizona State University, Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society (AAHS), and Arizona Archaeological Council. Currently she serves on the board of the Amerind Foundation, Southwestern Foundation for Education and Historical Preservation, Coalition for Archaeological Synthesis, and the Alexandria Archive Institute. In 2020 she received the AAHS Victor R. Stoner Award for increasing public knowledge in anthropology, history, and ethnography pertaining to the southwestern United States and northwest Mexico.
This expansion of the Board to nine individuals reflects the AAI’s fundraising achievements related to our current challenge grant, supporting new programs in data literacy and sustainability, as well as the addition of several new staff positions.