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Alumni News

Sandra Schultz Navarro (Ph.D. UArizona, 1977; alumna, UA Dept. of Anthropology's Archaeology Field School at Grasshopper Pueblo, 1972) has published a work of nonfiction titled ... Read more

Post date: Mon, 06/14/2021 - 15:37

William (Bill) Robinson passed away on April 26, 2021. Bill was an archaeologist and dendrochronologist with expertise in our regional history and cultures. He earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Anthropology in 1967 and then joined the faculty of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, which he directed from 1982 to 1986. Bill served as... Read more

Post date: Tue, 06/08/2021 - 15:42

Lisa Janz (Ph.D. 2012) has been appointed as Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Scarborough, beginning July 1, 2021. Since 2013, Janz has co-directed the Gobi-Steppe Neolithic Project with Mongolian collaborators at the Mongolian Academy of Sciences. Her work focuses on post-glacial human-environment relationships... Read more

Post date: Tue, 06/08/2021 - 15:39

Rebecca Crocker (Ph.D. 2016) has worked with an interdisciplinary team to publish the first results from a qualitative study exploring patient perspectives on diabetic related foot ulceration and amputation in a diverse and high disparity sample in southern Arizona. This article, published in the Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications, is titled “Patient perspectives on the physical, psycho-social, and financial impacts of diabetic foot ulceration and amputation... Read more

Post date: Tue, 06/08/2021 - 15:35

This summer has been busy for 2016 Ph.D. alum Lewis Borck. He recently started a term on the editorial board for the journal American Antiquity. In addition, he presented on “Sophisticated Rebels: Insurgent Archaeologies in the American Southwest” for Crow Canyon's lecture series in May ( and gave a seminar on... Read more

Post date: Tue, 06/08/2021 - 15:31

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