Ella Wilhoit, Assistant Professor of Anthropology | Lyon College

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Ella Wilhoit

  Dr. Mary Elena Wilhoit
  Assistant Professor of Anthropology

  Contact information
  Office 210 in the Derby Center for Science and Mathematics 
  870.307.7495 | mary.wilhoit@lyon.edu


Mary Wilhoit is a cultural anthropologist who joined the Lyon faculty in 2016. She received her PhD from Northwestern University in that same year, completing a dissertation entitled “Women Always Work More Here: Gender, Labor and Kin in the Rural Andes.” She has her MA from the same institution, and received a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Spanish at Vanderbilt University in 2008. Dr. Wilhoit conducts research in the rural Andes and has also worked in Mexico and the United States. 


Selected Publications

Wilhoit, E. (2017). “Un Favorzote…: Gender and Reciprocity in the Andes.” Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (JLACA). In press, doi: 10.1111/jlca.12288.
Wilhoit, E. (2018) “EnGendering the State: Women’s Work and Peru’s 2012 Agrarian Census.” Anthropology of Work Review. November, 2017 Issue (in Press).
Weismantel, M and Wilhoit, E. (2017) “Kinship in the Andes.” Invited for The Cambridge Handbook of Kinship, Sandra Bamford ed, Cambridge University Press. Accepted for publication.
Wilhoit, E. (2017) “Performing Race and Gender in the Andes.” Revista: The Harvard Review of Latin America. Spring issue.
Wilhoit, E. (2014) Review of Boesten (2009) “Intersecting Inequalities: Women and Social
Policy in Peru, 1990-2000.” Estudios Interdisciplinarios de America Latina y el Caribe, EIAL, Vol 24 No. 1.

View work at https://lyon.academia.edu/EllaWilhoit


Selected Courses Offered

Introduction to Anthropology, Anthropology 101
World Prehistory, Anthropology 115
Language and Culture, Anthropology 140
Human Origins, Anthropology 205
Ethnographic Methods and the Ethnography of Latin America, Anthropology 282
The Anthropology of Globalization and Inequality, Anthropology 282
Gender and Culture, Anthropology 382
Nationalism, Power and the Anthropology of the State, Anthropology 382