Mesa Verde inspiration

Sushi in Cortez: Interdisciplinary Essays on Mesa Verde book coverSteve Wolverton ('07 Ph.D.), associate professor of geography, and former UNT English lecturer David Taylor, now a visiting assistant professor at Stony Brook University, co-edited Sushi in Cortez: Interdisciplinary Essays on Mesa Verde (University of Utah Press), which focuses on the region in Colorado and Utah known for its archaeology and indigenous population.

Wolverton, Taylor and Melinda Levin ('92 M.S.), professor of media arts, joined researchers from around the country who traveled to the area to gain new perspectives on their disciplines. The visit inspired a film by Levin and poetry by Taylor.

"This was not a creative process for me," Wolverton says. "This was a self-reflection process. It was one of the most enriching experiences in my career."