Dr. Anya P. Royce, President

Anya P. Royce is Chancellor’s Professor of Anthropology and of Comparative Literature at Indiana University. A native of Berkeley, she did her BA at Stanford University and her PhD at the University of California Berkeley. She does research, writes, and teaches about indigenous peoples of Mexico, especially the Isthmus Zapotec of Oaxaca with whom she has lived and worked for more than forty years, about dance and performing arts, looking especially at creativity, artistry, and meaning, and about building community across diversity. An Episcopalian by faith, she also practices a monastic rule as an Associate of the Order of the Holy Cross. Retreats at monasteries here and in Ireland restore and renew. Gardening, practicing tai chi, and writing poetry are other pathways to the heart.