“Ancient Mesoamerica,” the premier scholarly journal in the Mesoamerican art history and archeology fields, has published the co-authored paper of art history professor Dr. Billie Follensbee and Loyola University anthropology professor Dr. Philip Arnold.
The paper, titled “Early Formative Anthropomorphic Figurines from La Joya, Southern Veracruz, Mexico,” is Follensbee’s second article published in the journal.
Sabbatical research in Mesoamerican practices
Last March, Follensbee was awarded the prestigious Dumbarton Oaks One-Month Post-Doctoral Research Stipend last March to support her sabbatical project, “The Paraphernalia, Practices, and Social and Ritual Significance of Fishing in Early Mesoamerica.”
Book on gender, dress in prehistoric culture
The University Press of Florida also recently approved Follensbee’s book, “Dressing Up: Power, Dress, Gender, and Representation in the pre-Columbian Americas,” for publication. She co-edited the book with Dr. Sarahh Scher, of Upper Iowa University, and contributing a single-authored chapter to this volume. She also co-authored a chapter with MSU alumna Katie McElfresh, who graduated with an art history degree in 2011.
The book is expected to be in press later this fall.