Saffo Papantonopoulou is an incoming student in the Anthropology and Middle East Studies dual-Ph.D. program. She graduated with honors from Brown University in 2008; her B.A. was in history. After that, she was out of school for three years before returning to academia in 2011 to pursue a Master’s in Anthropology from the New School for Social Research. Her family is Greek from Egypt, and so the relationship between Greece and the Middle East is very dear to her. She is very... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:39

Ph.D. candidate Robin Reineke and the Colibrí Center for Human Rights, which she cofounded, are the subject of a video news piece from Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly. Bruce Anderson, (Ph.D. Arizona, 1998), forensic anthropologist with the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner, also appears in the video. Watch it... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:38

On Tuesday evening, September 23rd, the Undergraduate Anthropology Club and the School of Anthropology co-hosted a mini-conference to showcase our undergraduate student activities over the summer. Presentations included information about internships, field schools, study abroad and independent student research. In some cases, students are still engaged in these activities this semester.
About 30 people attended, including Anthropology majors, faculty, and staff, as well as a... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:36

Susan Shaw, Associate Professor of Anthropology, is one of several UA campus researchers exploring the role of social media in emerging social movements. This UANews article tells the story.

Post date: Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:33

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Benedict Colombi is the recipient of a U.S Fulbright Scholar award that will allow him to continue and expand his research with indigenous communities from Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula. Through a partnership with the Kamchatka community and Google Earth Outreach, Dr. Colombi is working to preserve the Itelmen language. Learn more in this... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:32

Agnese Nelms Haury, an important benefactress of the School of Anthropology, died on March 20 at the age of 90. Her death, along with a major bequest to the University of Arizona, was formally announced recently. Read Mrs. Haury’s obituary from the Arizona Daily Star here; learn more about her gift in this ... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:28

Brandon Bales received his M.A. in linguistic anthropology from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in cultural anthropology from Brigham Young University. His research interests include the anthropology of language and communication; semiotics; dialectics of cultural disruption and stabilization; the coordination of competing... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:38

Congratulations to Thomas Sheridan, Research Anthropologist and Professor of Anthropology, on the new book he co-edited with Susan Charnley and Gary P. Nabhan, Stitching the West Back Together: Conservation of Working Landscapes. Published by the University of Chicago Press, the volume is part of the... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:25

Ph.D. candidate Don Anderson contributed an entry titled “Taxi Drivers—Labor Issues” for the Sage Encyclopedia of Transportation: Social Science and Policy, published in August 2014. Taking a global view of the taxi industry, the entry covers common labor issues facing taxicab drivers, from occupational and health hazards, to issues of employment context, social status, and skill, concluding that labor conditions for taxicab drivers are shaped by: 1) the relative amount of... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:07
Historic Preservation: Last June, the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places authorized the expansion of the Badger–Two Medicine Traditional Cultural District from 89,000 acres to 265,000 acres. This event marks a decade of collaborative research involving BARA and the University of Arizona, the Blackfeet Tribe, Blackfeet Community College, and the USDA Forest Service, aimed at... Read more
Post date: Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:04