As part of this year’s Second Annual Social and Behavioral Sciences Downtown Lecture Series, Associate Professor Emma Blake spoke this past Wednesday, November 5, about “Edible Roman Empire.” The 2014 series focuses on food. As a follow up to her lecture, Dr. Blake will participate in a question and answer session today (Friday, November 7)... Read more

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Current SoA Ph.D. candidates Rebecca Crocker and Rodrigo Renteria (both chaired by Dr. Tom Sheridan), as well as recent graduates Lucero Radonic (Ph.D. Arizona, 2014; Assistant Professor, Michigan State University) and Anton Daughters (Ph.D. Arizona, 2010; Assistant Professor, Truman State University) published articles as part of a dedicated issue of the Journal of the Southwest. Publications were... Read more

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Ph.D. student and Preservation Archaeology Fellow Lewis Borck contributed a two-part look at the Creepytings graffiti to Archaeology Southwest’s Preservation Archaeology Blog on November 1. Read part 1 of “Creepytings versus Rock Art and Banksy,” here; part 2 can be read... Read more

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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 participate in a question and answer... Read more

Post date: Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:30

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 hailing taxicabs are... Read more

Post date: Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:25

“Discourses on Death: Conceptualizing Grief, Loss, and Transformative Interaction” is an interdisciplinary conference hosted at the University of Arizona by Linguistic Anthropology Students from both the UA and UCLA. Timed to coordinate with the 25th Anniversary of the Tucson All Souls Procession, this conference is designed to connect community members both involved in and outside of academia on a subject that affects us all but is often avoided. The conference will include presentations by... Read more

Post date: Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:24

In last week’s piece, “Amy Schott and William Reitze Make the News,” the Anthro News Digest failed to mention that School of Anthropology undergraduates Carly Stewart and Kathryn Turney were on the survey crew that found the Basketmaker site. At the time, they were working at the park as Archaeological Interns. The article has been updated to reflect this; read it ... Read more

Post date: Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:43

Ph.D. candidate Robin Reineke, Executive Director of the Colibrí Center for Human Rights, accepted the Institute for Policy Studies’ Letelier-Moffitt Memorial Human Rights Award on behalf of Colibrí this month.
The Letelier-Moffitt awards are granted each year by the nonprofit Institute for Policy Studies to honor human... Read more

Post date: Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:40

A letter written by Ph.D. candidate Gila Silverman opposing a boycott of Israeli academic institutions was published in Anthropology News online. Gila’s letter commends AAA for taking on this difficult issue, and notes that anthropologists have an important role to play in furthering peace in the region. Anthropology can help us look beyond the deep fears, angers, and passions that characterize any discussion of the Middle East, and instead challenge us to examine our... Read more

Post date: Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:38

Next Thursday, October 30, Mamadou Baro (Associate Professor of Anthropology; Associate Research Anthropologist, BARA) will participate in a special seminar/webinar sponsored by USAID and Feed the People. Titled “Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture and Food Security: Implications for Developing Climate Resilient Agriculture Programs,” the meeting will allow Dr. Baro and five other panelists to discuss the lessons from a recent program to assess climate change and... Read more

Post date: Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:36