Marijke Stoll – Events Committee Co-Chair
Marijke Stoll graduated from the University of Chicago with anA.B. in Anthropology. Not ready to leave school just yet, she immediately enrolled in the MAPSS program after graduation, focusing in the archaeology of Prehispanic Mexico. Sherecently received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona in 2018. Marijkehas lived and worked in Oaxaca, Mexico, for the past10 years where she has been researching the role of sport and Mesoamerican ballgames in community relationships and social identities of the past. Her research demonstrated that it is possible to do regional-scale investigations of ballcourts using GIS spatial techniques and statistical analyses, a method which is less costlyand time-intensive and can be used forstudying other archaeological phenomena. Future projects will expand on these themes through investigation at a mysterious mountaintop settlement in the same region. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, national Mexican magazines, and edited book volumes. In addition to her involvement with the MAPSS Alumni Board’s Events Committee, she is also currently serving on theClass of 2005’s 15thReunion Committee.
Marijke enjoys photography, cooking with her partner, writing poetry, and tryingto teach her kitten Archer not to bite her ankles. After living between the highlands of Oaxaca and the desert of Arizona for so long, she is finding it a little hard to adjust to the cold in Chicago