Dr. Kelley Hays-Gilpin, Anthropology Curator

Dr. Kelley Hays-Gilpin is the Edward Bridge Danson, Jr. Chair of Anthropology at the Museum of Northern Arizona and also Professor of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University. She holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Arizona, and has nearly 40 years of experience studying rock art, pottery, and other visual arts in the Southwest. Her current research focuses on the long-term histories and arts of Hopi and Zuni communities and their relationships with land and water. She is investigating culturally appropriate museum curation techniques in collaboration with Indigenous scholars, and planning new exhibits for MNA’s galleries and publications about MNA’s collections.

Anthropology at MNA