Leigh CarterAugust 22, 2016
Social & Cultural Anthropology 1 & 2
Native Programs Coordinator
Recycled Fashion Instructor
B.A. in Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin
M.A. in Anthropology and Applied Archaeology, Northern Arizona University
Leigh loves the American West more than any place in the world. She has worked as a Forest Service archaeologist and as a National Park Service ranger in Arizona, Colorado, and Alaska. She has a passion for Native American rock art and has collaborated with Hopi and Navajo tribal representatives to increase protection and respect for rock art sites in northern Arizona. Her primary research interests are southwest archaeology and federal tribal relations. Leigh is married to the author, Bill Carter, and they live on campus with their two daughters Josie and Poppy. Leigh says, “As an anthropologist, I feel lucky to be teaching at VVS because the campus is in an area rich with prehistory. More than that, the school itself is a model of human diversity founded on the principles of anthropological wisdom.” Leigh enjoys trail running and designing clothing from recycled fabric.