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Alumni News

Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. 1977) is producing a virtual talk for the Culinary Program at Navajo Technical University by Zimbabwean chef Mhlelusizo Ncube on April 17. Dr. Bronitsky has been working with Makhosi Godonga KaMahlangu, the organizer of the Traditional Food and Beverages Expo in Zimbabwe and a lecturer at Lupane State University, the institution that brought him to Zimbabwe on a 2017 Fulbright Senior Specialist grant. Dr. Bronitsky and Mr. KaMahlangu are further... Read more

Post date: Fri, 04/02/2021 - 14:22

Sandra Schultz Navarro (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977; alumna, UA Dept. of Anthropology’s Archaeology Field School at Grasshopper Pueblo, 1972) has published a work of nonfiction titled Diary of 90-Year-Old A.E. Schenck: Pioneer Descendant in the Village of Baltimore, Ohio, 1952-1953. The book recounts a time when entertainment was... Read more

Post date: Tue, 03/30/2021 - 16:37

Teresa Velasco, who graduated from the School of Anthropology in 2017 with a B.A., will be heading off to the London School of Economics to pursue a graduate degree in urbanization and development. ... Read more

Post date: Fri, 03/12/2021 - 14:03

Kathleen Van Vlack (Ph.D. Arizona, 2012) and Professor Rich Stoffle were invited to present an original paper and think thank presentation on climate change to be considered as a chapter in a book celebrating the 50-year anniversary of a UN program on ways forward for protecting the planet and the people who live on it. On Wednesday, March 10, Drs. Van Vlack and Stoffle presented (virtually) their paper “As the Sea Rises: Climate Change, Heritage... Read more

Post date: Thu, 03/11/2021 - 15:11

The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies Sally and Ralph Duchin Campus Lecture Serieswill present SoA alum Dr. Gila Silverman (Ph.D. 2015) in a virtual lecture titled “May you be comforted: An Anthropological Look at Jewish Mourning.” The live Zoom event takes place this coming Monday, March 8, at 3:00 p.m. For the registration link and... Read more

Post date: Mon, 03/08/2021 - 16:18

When the Southwestern Anthropological Association holds its 91st annual conference on Saturday May 1, 2021(virtually), the SoA will be represented. The live symposium will include participants Dr. Megan Carney (Assistant Professor) and Dr. Kristin Hedges (Ph.D. 2012). There will also be an asynchronous poster session. For more information, to submit a paper or poster, and to register for the conference, ... Read more

Post date: Mon, 03/08/2021 - 16:08

Amy Johnson (B.A. 2015) is now pursuing a Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy (Food Studies) at Boston University. The BU Gastronomy Student Association will be hosting a series of virtual speaking engagements centered on diversity and inclusion in the beverage community during the month of March. “The Curse of Connoisseurship:... Read more

Post date: Mon, 03/08/2021 - 15:58

Gila Silverman (Ph.D. 2015) co-edited a special issue of the journal Death Studies, focusing on Anthropology and Grief. The issue’s introduction, "Culture and grief: Ethnographic perspectives on ritual, relationships and remembering", co-written by Silverman, Aurélien Baroiller (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium), and Susan R.... Read more

Post date: Mon, 03/08/2021 - 15:44

Rebecca Crocker (Ph.D. 2016) recently published an article resulting from her UA dissertation work supervised by SOA’s Tom Sheridan and Ivy Pike as well as Patrisia Gonzales from Mexican American Studies. “The Impact of Binational Barriers to Medical Care on the Care-Seeking Practices of Mexican... Read more

Post date: Mon, 03/01/2021 - 16:37

Noted Southwest ethnobotanist Vorsila L. Bohrer died on January 20, 2021, just two days short of her 90thbirthday. Vorsila’s commitment to Southwestern archaeology stems from her tour as one of Bertha Dutton’s Dirty Diggers (1947–1949). Her education, like her academic practice, was carefully cross-disciplinary: 

B.A. 1953 University of Arizona (Anthropology and Biology)
M.S. 1954 University of Michigan (Botany and Anthropology)
Ph.D. 1968... Read more

Post date: Mon, 03/01/2021 - 16:02