Congratulations to Professor of Anthropology Mary Stiner, who is a newly appointed University of Arizona Regents’ Professor. The honor of Regents’ Professor recognizes exceptional achievements in research or creative work, scholarship, and teaching. Dr. Stiner is popular with both undergraduate and graduate students, and is... Read more

Post date: Tue, 04/15/2014 - 14:52

Congratulations to Molly Bloom, a graduate student majoring in linguistic anthropology, who is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship. This fellowship, which provides tuition and a stipend for three years, funds beginning graduate students with promising research. Molly was awarded the fellowship for a... Read more

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Thomas (Tom) Fenn (Ph.D. Arizona, 2011) accepted a permanent position at Yale University to begin July 1, 2014. Tom currently is a Visiting Scholar in the SoA, and completed a two-year post-... Read more

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Erin Durban-Albrecht, Ph.D. candidate in Sociocultural Anthropology and Gender & Women’s Studies, had a book review of Harsha Walia’s Undoing Border Imperialisms published in The Feminist Wire; read it here.... Read more

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Ph.D. candidate Robin Reineke and forensic anthropologist Bruce Anderson (Ph.D. Arizona, 1998) were featured in story in the BBC World Service series “The Documentary.” “The Missing Migrants” aired on March 29 and examines Robin’s work on the Missing Migrant Project and the causes of migrant deaths. It also includes a... Read more

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The recent meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropology in Albuquerque, March 18–22, included participation by a large contingent from the School of Anthropology and the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology. Nearly three dozen graduate and undergraduates made presentations, along with several BARA staff members and at least nine faculty... Read more

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Associate Professor of Anthropology Norma Mendoza-Denton contributed an opinion piece to the editorial page of the March 21 edition of the Arizona Daily Star. You can read “Why do we laud ‘toughness’ in politics?” ... Read more

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The School of Anthropology was represented in two “neighborhoods” within Science City at the 2014 Tucson Festival of Books. In the “Science of You” tent, over two dozen graduate and undergraduate students guided visitors through activities to help them understand biological anthropology and archaeology,... Read more

Post date: Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:04

On Saturday, March 30th, the School of Anthropology participated in the annual Archaeological Expo sponsored by the State Historic Preservation Office, Arizona State Parks, and the Governor’s Archaeology Advisory Commission. This year’s Expo was held at Catalina State Park. The SoA had a table there with demonstrations and lots of learning activities... Read more

Post date: Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:00

Brian Burke (Ph.D. Arizona, 2012) has accepted a position as an assistant professor in the Department of Sustainable Development at Appalachian State University. Brian is unbelievably excited to join such a dynamic group of colleagues committed to radical critique and pragmatic training. He will be teaching courses on sustainable development, alternative economies, and climate activism while continuing his research in Latin America and southern Appalachia. And he’ll probably... Read more

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