Maribel Alvarez

Executive Program Director of the Southwest FolklifeAlliance

She currently serves as Executive Program Director of the Southwest FolklifeAlliance. She teaches courses on methods of cultural analysis, with particular emphasis on objects, oral narratives, food ways, and visual cultures of the US-Mexico border. Currently, she is completing two book manuscripts for theUniversity of Arizona Press, one on the verbal arts and lore of workers in theMexican Curios cottage industry at the US-Mexico border, and another on the cultural history of wheat and flour mills in the state of Sonora in northern Mexico.