Rosemary Joyce: The formation of social memory would arguably have drawn power from the many examples of “No Irish Need Apply” used in print ads.
Rosemary Joyce is a professor of anthropology at UC Berkeley and an archeologist who has conducted fieldwork in Honduras since 1977. Her research interests include ceramic analysis, household archaeology, and sex, gender and the body, interests unified under the heading of social archaeology, not coincidentally the title of a journal of which she is a founding editor. She would like to be known for changing fixed ideas about sex and gender, but is resigned to being known for her work on the early history of chocolate. Her publications include ""Ancient Bodies, Ancient Lives" (2008). Embodied Lives: Figuring Ancient Egypt and the Classic Maya” (2003); "The Languages of Archaeology: Dialogue, Narrative, and Writing" (Blackwell, 2002), "Gender and Power in Prehispanic Mesoamerica" (University of Texas, 2001). She received her PhD in anthropology from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1985.
Dave Zirin: She is our Jordan. She is our Jim Brown. She is our Babe Ruth, calling his shots. She is no longer content to dodge bullets, but understands how to stop them. Serena is that rare athlete who has not only mastered her sport. She’s harnessed it.
Marcy Wheeler: hen Congress passes good governance laws — most notably FOIA — they tend to exempt themselves.
Joe Mathews: The agricultural superstar’s high crime and poor health are dark indicators of what the Golden State could become.