Advisory Board

Wade Davis is Professor of Anthropology and the B.C. Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at the University of British Columbia. Between 1999 and 2013 he served as Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. An ethnographer, writer, photographer, and filmmaker, Davis holds degrees in anthropology and biology as well as a Ph.D. in ethno-botany, all from Harvard. Early in his academic career, he lived and worked in Chinchero. He is the author of numerous books and articles. His film credits include Light at the Edge of the World. His TED talks have been widely viewed.


Mary Frame is a Canadian art historian and scholar of Pre-Columbian textiles with a Master of Arts degree in Indigenous Arts of the Americas from the University of British Colombia. She has published works on the Paracas, Nasca, and Inca textiles of Peru, and has a special interest in mummy bundles and the Inca geometric figures called “tukapu.” She has written and lectured about the complexity of Andean thought as it is demonstrated in textiles.  


Kevin Healy holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Georgetown University and a Ph.D. in Development Sociology from Cornell. For more than three decades he worked as a grants officer at the Inter-American Foundation, a public corporation that funds grassroots development projects with local NGOs in Latin America and the Caribbean. He has published on indigenous movements, participatory development, and the drug industry in the Andes. He currently teaches at Georgetown University.


Ann Pollard Rowe spent more than three decades as Curator of Western Hemisphere Textiles at The Textile Museum in Washington D.C. Ann is recognized as an expert and authority on indigenous textiles of the New World. She graduated from University of Washington and holds a Master of Arts degree from University of California at Berkeley. She has been a frequent contributor and editor of The Textile Museum Journal, and has published extensively on Peruvian, Ecuadorian and Guatemalan textiles. She is currently a Research Associate of Western Hemisphere Textiles at the George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum.