Get Ready for World Anthropology Day!

You read that right—World Anthropology Day is February 18! We have two great activities planned (and at least one more in the works), and School personnel will be speaking at a couple of unrelated events, too.
On February 17 at 5:30 p.m., the Archaeological Institute of America, the School of Anthropology, and the Departments of History and Classics will present Dr. Eric Force, Geoarchaeologist with the University of Arizona Department of Geosciences. Dr. Force’s... Read more

Recent Publications

Mark Nichter, Regents’ Professor of Anthropology, is the lead author of a new article published in Social Science & Medicine. His co-authors for “Introducing Smoking Cessation to Indonesian Males Treated for Tuberculosis: The Challenges of Low–Moderate Level Smoking” are Siwi Padmawati and Nawi Ng. Read the article here.
The latest article by Professor of... Read more

Sabbagh Lecture Less Than a Month Away!

Please mark your calendar for the 24th Annual Sabbagh Lecture, to be given by Professor Steven Caton, the Khaled bin Abdullah bin Abdurahman Al Saud Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University. Professor Caton’s talk, titled, ““Oasis, Coast, and Mountain: Land/Waterscapes of Culture and History... Read more

John Olsen to Retire in May, 2016

Regents’ Professor of Anthropology, John W. Olsen, has announced he will retire in May 2016.

Olsen says, “Although I’ve spent 32 of the past 36 years in residence at the University of Arizona, I’ve lost none of my enthusiasm for academic pursuits, thus I choose to see my action as stepping back rather than retiring. ‘Retiring’ implies... Read more

Save the Date: Society of Ethnobiology Conference in March

The 39th Annual Conference of the Society of Ethnobiology will take place in Tucson March 16–19, 2016. The School of Anthropology is a co-sponsor, along with the Arizona State Museum, the UA Southwest Center, University of Arizona Press, the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, and Native Seed/SEARCH. A special public lecture on Thursday, March 17, will be... Read more

Save the Date: Tom Sheridan to Give “My Arizona” Lecture

Mark your calendar for the 8th Annual “My Arizona” Lecture on Friday, February 19, 3:30–4:45. Professor Thomas Sheridan will present “Moquis and Kastiilam: Hopis, Spaniards, and the Trauma of History” as part of the series, which is co-sponsored by the School of Geography and Development and the Southwest Center. The lecture will take... Read more

Workshop at Mission San Antonio de Padua

Visiting Scholar John Douglass (also Director of Corporate Research at Statistical Research, Inc.) and Kathleen Hull (UC Merced) recently organized a workshop focused on the creation of community in Alta California during the Mission period. This workshop, a follow-up to a recent SAA session, enabled the participants to spend several days... Read more

Strong SoA Presence at 117th AIA Annual Meeting

The 117th Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, CA (6–9 January 2016) featured the research and professional service of several faculty and students from the School of Anthropology. You can see the full program here.
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New CLAS Director

Congratulations to Associate Professor Marcela Vásquez-León, who has been appointed to lead the Center for Latin American Studies beginning in January! Dr. Vásquez-León brings a wealth of background in Latin America to the position. You can read about her research interests ... Read more

Recent Publications

Assistant Professor Eric Plemons is the author of a new article in Medical Anthropology titled “Anatomical Authorities: On the Epistemological Exclusion of Trans-Surgical Patients” ( 2015, 34(5): 425–441). The abstract appears below; access the full article here.
Abstract: American feminist health activists in the 1970s created representations... Read more