Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Robert Laughlin

Curator Emeritus (Mesoamerica Ethnology)
Department / Division
Education
  • Ph.D. in Anthropology, Harvard University (1963)
  • M.A. in Anthropology, Harvard University (1961)
  • B.A. in English, Princeton University
Research Interests

Mesoamerican Ethnology

Publications
Book
  • Laughlin, Robert M. 2014. Mayan tales from Chiapas, Mexico. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.
  • Laughlin, Robert M. 2010. Mol Cholobil K'op ta Sotz'leb, El gran diccionario tzotzil de San Lorenzo Zinacantán. San Cristobal las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico: Sna Jtz'ibajom.
  • Laughlin, Robert M. 2008. Mol cholobil k'op ta sotz'leb, El gran diccionario tzotzil de San Lorenzo Zinacantan. Mexico City: CIESAS, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios superiores en antropologia social, CONACULTA, Consejo Nacional para la cultura y las artes.
  • Laughlin, Robert M. and Jtz'ibajom, Sna. 2008. Monkey Business Theatre. Austin: University of Texas Press.
  • Laughlin, Robert M. 2006. Diccionario del corazón. Secretaría de Educación Pública.
  • Laughlin, Robert M. 2003. Beware the Great Horned Serpent: Chiapas Under the Threat of Napoleon. University of Albany.
Article

... more... less

Chapter
  • Laughlin, Robert M. 2004. "De cabo a rabo: Las expresiones anatomicas de la anatomia tzotzil de Zinacantan." in La metafora en Mesoamerica, edited by Montes de Oca Vega,M., 51–61. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
  • Laughlin, Robert M. 2004. "De cabo a rabo: Las expresiones metaforicas de la anatomia tzotzil de Zinacantan." in La metafora en Mesoamerica, edited by Montes de Oca Vega, M., 51–61. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
  • Laughlin, Robert M. 1998. "Sagrada antorcha, sagrado espejo: las perspectivas del tzotzil." in Memorias del Tercer Congreso Internacional de Mayistas (9 al 15 de julio de 1995), 835–844. Mexico: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
  • Laughlin, Robert M. and Bragdon, Kathleen J. 1998. "Mayan Indians and the Passamaquoddy of Maine." in Anthropology explored: the best of Smithsonian AntroNotes,
  • Laughlin, Robert M. 1984. "La Rama Dorada: Magia y Botanica en Zinacantan." in Investigaciones Receintes en el Area Maya, XVII Mesa Redonda, Sociedad Mexicana de Antropologia, 349–355.
  • Laughlin, Robert M. 1984. "Plegarias de los agricultores zinacantecor de Chiapas." in Mesoamerica, 128–167.
  • Laughlin, Robert M. 1984. "Tzotzil and Tzeltal: Who in the World?." in Gertrude Blom Bearing Witness, edited by Harris, Alex and Sartor, Margaret., 15–25. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
  • Laughlin, Robert M. 1980. "Notes from the Underground." in Papers in Mayan Linguistics, edited by Martin, Laura., 15–49. Columbia, Missouri: Lucas Brothers Publishing.
  • Laughlin, Robert M. 1976. "Tzotzil Texts." in Mayan texts / Louanna Furbee-Losee, 136–146. Chicago, Ill.; Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Chicago Press.
  • Laughlin, Robert M., Berlin, Brent, Breedlove, Dennis E., and Raven, Peter H. 1973. "Cultural Significance and Lexical Retention in Tzeltal-Tzotzil Ethnobotany." in Meaning in Mayan Languages: Ethnolinguistic Studies, edited by Edmonson, Munro S., 143–164. The Hague: Mouton.