Ruth Jolie

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Associate Curator of Education at the Arizona State Museum

Arizona State Museum North, Room 305

Selected Publications

Jolie, Ruth Burgett

2015    Applying Anthropology to Develop University-Affiliated Childcare Centers. Practicing Anthropology 37(1):46-49.

2014    Textile Traditions, Gender and Social Capital in Non-State Societies: A Case Study from the American Southwest. North American Archaeologist 35(4):375-403.

2014    Review of Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States. In Studies of Ethnicity and Nationalism 14(3):452-45.


Jolie, Ruth Burgett, and Edward A. Jolie

2020    “If You Don’t Shut Up and Listen, You Blow It!”: Recollections of, and Thanks to, Kay and Don Fowler. Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 40(1):45-47.


Saul, Gwendolyn, and Ruth Burgett Jolie

2018    Inspiration from Museum Collections: An Exhibit as a Case Study in Building Relationships between Museums and Indigenous Artists. American Indian Quarterly 42(2):246-270.

Courses Taught

Gender and Social Identity

Museum Interpretation 

Research Interests

My scholarly interests include museum studies, and urban and public anthropologies, focusing on questions relating to gender and kinship. I participate in ongoing research examining ethnographic and archaeological textiles from the United States, with particular interest in how material culture is used by individuals to create and reinforce gender roles. Recently, I have focused my energies on pedagogy and working with students and colleagues on Title IX-related research. Regardless of the subject, I enjoy collaborative efforts with an applied orientation.