Jonathan Mabry

UNESCO Focal Point and President, Tucson City of Gastronomy

Jonathan Mabry, Ph.D., is Director of Community Engagement for the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona. His archaeological investigations have documented Tucson’s 4,000-year continuous habitation, indigenous subsistence adaptations, and the transition to agriculture and village life in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands during prehistory. He was an early leader in the local and heritage foods movements in southern Arizona, and co-author with Gary Nabhan and others on the application that obtained designation of Tucson as the first UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy in the U.S. He serves as the City’s liaison to UNESCO and President of the community-based non-profit organization managing the designation.