Dear alumni, friends, and colleagues,

As part of the celebration of the University of Arizona Anthropology’s Centennial year, we are constructing a social network model showing the many links between the faculty and graduates of University of Arizona Anthropology and organizations,... Read more

Post date: Fri, 01/30/2015 - 10:18

Mark your calendars: Thursday, February 26, 2015 is the date for the 23rd Annual Sabbagh Lecture. The series of distinguished speakers is presented by the School of Anthropology through the generosity of Drs. Entisar (Ph.D. Arizona, 1992) and Adib Sabbagh. This year’s speaker is John L. Esposito, a Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University. His lecture, “Does America Have a Muslim Problem?” takes place at 7:00 PM on the... Read more

Post date: Fri, 01/30/2015 - 10:12

Yancey Orr (Ph.D. Arizona, 2012) has joined the Collège de France as a fellow. Located in Paris, the Collège de France is an institute for advanced research founded in the 16th century. There he will be a member of the Laboratorie d’anthropologie sociale created by Claude Levi-Strauss and currently under the direction of Philippe Descola. He will contribute to a cross-cultural project on perceptions of zoonosis.

Post date: Mon, 01/26/2015 - 16:06

School of Anthropology Director Diane Austin testified Tuesday on the opening day of the third phase of the civil trial to establish environmental penalties BP must pay for the release of millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico following the blowout of the Macondo well on April 20, 2010. Dr. Austin was retained by the U.S. Department of Justice to address the sociocultural effects of the disaster that took the lives of 11 men and injured 17 more and included... Read more

Post date: Mon, 01/26/2015 - 15:58

Ph.D. candidate Md. Ashiqur Rahman co-authored an article titled “Livelihood Resilience in the Face of Climate Change,” recently published in Nature Climate Change. This easy-to-read perspective piece, which resulted from a 2013 meeting of 30 international researchers in Bangladesh (including him), argues that resilience, as an... Read more

Post date: Mon, 01/26/2015 - 15:54

Two articles published in the new issue of International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research (Volume 6, Issue 1) feature work by School of Anthropology students Saul Hedquist and Gabriella Soto and faculty members T. J. Ferguson and Karl Hoerig. These articles were co-authored with colleagues from the University of Redlands (Wesley Bernardini), Hopi Tribe (Stewart B. Koyiyumptewa and Leigh J. Kuwanwisima),... Read more

Post date: Mon, 01/26/2015 - 15:51

School of Anthropology Ph.D. candidate Lewis Borck, Professor of Anthropology Barbara J. Mills, Adjunct Associate Professor Jeffery Clark, and former SoA postdoctoral researcher Matthew Peeples published an article in January 2015 in the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory titled “Are Social Networks Survival Networks? An Example from the Late Pre-Hispanic US Southwest.” Borck and colleagues’ research... Read more

Post date: Mon, 01/26/2015 - 15:49

An article by Ph.D. student Landon Yarrington (advisor: Dr. Drexel G. Woodson) has just been published in the journal Economic Anthropology, titled “The Paved and the Unpaved: Toward a Political Economy of Infrastructure, Mobility, and Urbanization in Haiti.” It provides an analysis of the institutions... Read more

Post date: Mon, 01/26/2015 - 15:46

Seven University of Arizona employees were recognized by Arizona Daily Star and the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in the 2014 list of “40 Under 40.” The SoA’s Robin Reineke, Ph.D. candidate and research associate, was one of those seven. Read more in this... Read more

Post date: Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:47

Congratulations to Professor Mary Stiner, who in December was recognized along with Jonathan Overpeck as a University of Arizona Regents’ Professor, the highest honor for UA faculty. Read more in this... Read more

Post date: Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:44