University of Arizona Anthropology Centennial  


In 2015, the University of Arizona School of Anthropology will celebrate its Centennial!

A range of special events, including distinguished lectures as well as alumni-oriented social occasions are being planned all year in recognition of the School’s first century.

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The School of Anthropology is one of the highest ranking schools in the country for the pursuit of Anthropological Studies.

Well respected by researchers throughout the world, it is home to a diverse community of anthropologists who study all aspects of human life, from our hominid origins millions of years ago to the vast diversity of populations living in the world today.

School News

This past Wednesday, October 29, Associate Professor Maribel Alvarez spoke to an audience of about 500 at the Fox Tucson Theatre. The lecture, “We Eat What We Are,” was part of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Downtown Lecture Series, which this year focuses on food. Dr. Alvarez will... read more
Ph.D. candidate Don Anderson published an article, “The taxicab-hailing encounter: The politics of gesture in the interaction order” in the journal Semiotica. The abstract appears below; purchase the full article here. Abstract: The forms of emblematic gesture and other communicative moves used in... read more

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