Ruth M. Van Dyke (PhD 1998 at the University of Arizona) is Professor of Anthropology at Binghamton University. Her research addresses landscape, memory, representation, power and phenomenology in the North American Southwest. She directs projects on the Chaco landscape in northwest New Mexico and on historic Alsatian immigration in Texas.


Ruth M. Van Dyke, "Chaco Canyon: A Contested Memory Anchor in the North American Southwest", in: Reinhard Bernbeck, Kerstin P. Hofmann and Ulrike Sommer (Eds.), Between Memory Sites and Memory Networks. New Archaeological and Historical Perspectives, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2017, 199–226