Cuentame Más: Understanding the Tucson Community Through Tumamoc Hill
Ben Wilder
Project type
Projet OHM
OHM(s) involved
  • OHM Pima County
Tumamoc Hill is at the center of the Tucson community. The themes encompassed by this site touch on nearly every discipline, from history and indigenous studies, to ecology and a fantastic display of public health in action. This site has a history of over one-hundred years of scientific and four-thousand years of human use. Tumamoc Hill has recently opened to visitors during daytime hours, and it receives about 1,500 hundred visitors a day-- likely the most use the Hill has received in its history. This project extends an existing collaboration between the Confluencecenter and the Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill as the Tumamoc Transdisciplinary Arts Program launches in the fall of 2017 to explore, understand, document, and share the stories and richness of Tumamoc Hill in new ways, focusing on the arts and sciences. Cuentame Más celebrates a collaboration between the arts and humanities through harvesting the stories of the community centered around Tumamoc, in the latest chapter of Cemamagi Du’ag, the “hill of the horned lizard.”


Ben Wilder
2019-03-01 17:45:04
2019-02-25 18:42:00
Ben Wilder
Dr. Benjamin T. Wilder
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Director, Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill, 1675 W. Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85745
Research Scientist, University of Arizona, Consortium for Arizona-Mexico Arid Environments (CAZMEX)
ERN2 Building, room 542 (NE side)
Director and co-founder, Next Generation Sonoran Desert Researchers, www.nextgensd.com


research interests: U.S.-Mexico Border Studies, critical theory, cultural studies, modern and contemporary Latin American narrative, Latin American women writers.

area studies courses: Latin American Cultural Identity; Hispanic Cultures in the U.S.; Survey of Latin American Literature I and II; The Border in Mexican and Mexican American Narrative; The Latin American Novel and the Boom; The Mexican New Novel Contemporary Latin American Women Writers; Visions of the border in Mexican and Chicano/a Narrative Writing; Cultural Citizenship, Borders, Diasporas, and Transnational Identities in the Americas; Fronteridades: Border Theories and Cultural Practices in the Americas.
Selected Publications