Christine Szuter 150x150CHRISTINE SZUTER is executive director of the Amerind Foundation in Dragoon, Arizona, since fall of 2014. Before arriving at Amerind she was the director of the graduate Scholarly Publishing Certificate program at Arizona State University in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies. She holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Arizona specializing in Southwest archaeology and zooarchaeology. Her research interests include food systems, Indigenous studies, digital humanities, gender studies, scholarly publishing, and public history. Her connection to Arizona Humanities began soon after graduation when she became the Arizona Humanities Scholar-in-Residence at Sahuarita High School.

She has served as the director of the University of Arizona Press where she collaborated with three other university presses on the First Peoples Initiative  funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation—a book series on Native American and Indigenous Peoples. She has served on boards and committees for the Society for American Archaeology, American Association of University Presses, National Council for Public History, University of Arizona Digital Information Management (DigIn) Certificate program, Arizona State University Institute for Humanities Research Nexus Lab, Western National Park Association, and Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society.