Professor Emeritus, Anthropology
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dr. Mario Montaño is a cultural anthropologist and folklorist. His research focuses on the foodways of the Texas-Mexico border and the northern region of Mexico. His interests are on the anthropology of food: How do food-centered activities influence the construction of cultural and gender identity? How do food preparation, distribution, and consumption contribute to men and women’s social position and power? How does food symbolically connote maleness and femaleness? In addition, Dr. Montaño developed a University-level course on the Rio Grande River, focusing on the different regional cultures living along the Rio Grande River.