May 21, 2021
We are thrilled to announce that University of Arizona Press author Paul E. Minnis is the recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Ethnobiologist Award from the Society of Ethnobiology! The Society of Ethnobiology announces its Distinguished Ethnobiologist award to honor an ethnobiologist who has made outstanding contributions to the field of ethnobiology and advancing the goals of the Society. In recognition of these contributions, the recipient will be awarded a lifetime honorary membership to the Society of Ethnobiology.
Paul E. Minnis (PhD, University of Michigan) is a professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Oklahoma, now living in Tucson, Arizona, where he is a visiting scholar in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. He conducts research on the prehispanic ethnobotany and archaeology of the northwest Mexico and the U.S. Southwest. His recent University of Arizona Press books include Famine Foods: Plants We Eat to Survive and The Prehispanic Ethnobotany of Paquimé and Its Neighbors, which he co-authored with Michael E. Whalen.