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Alumni News

George P. Castile (May 7, 1939–May 9, 2020) was born and raised (mainly by his paternal grandparents) in St. Louis, MO. He earned his B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Kansas (1962), and his M.A. (1968) and Ph.D. (1972) in Anthropology from the University of Arizona. He taught anthropology at Whitman College from 1972 to 2006... Read more

Post date: Fri, 05/22/2020 - 12:17

American Archaeology Magazine conducted an onsite interview during the summer 2019 field season with SoA alum Lewis Borck (Ph.D. Arizona, 2016) at his joint Institute for Field Research/Universiteit Leiden sponsored field school. This interview is published in the magazine’s Fall 2019 issue (“Understanding a Misunderstood People”). If you absolutely cannot go another day without reading this riveting account of Lewis’ approach to fieldwork as landscape/historical... Read more

Post date: Tue, 11/26/2019 - 16:25

SOA graduate Rebecca Crocker (Ph.D. 2016) accepted a position as Postdoctoral Research Associate with Dr. David Marrero in the Center for Border Health Disparities (CBORD) in the UA Health Sciences. In this new position, Rebecca will be working to develop and expand her research agenda related to the emotional health impacts of Mexican... Read more

Post date: Mon, 11/25/2019 - 16:46

Sandra Schultz Navarro (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977; alumna, UA Dept. of Anthropology’s Archaeology Field School at Grasshopper Pueblo, 1972) is the founder of Cornsilk Press, an independent press publishing works of fiction and nonfiction appealing to readers enthusiastic about American history and culture (see Cornsilk Press has published six books by Sandra. (Anthro News date: 9/27/2019)... Read more

Post date: Mon, 11/25/2019 - 16:42

Medical Anthropology alum Julie Armin (Ph.D. Arizona, 2015) has been named Director of Health Disparities Curriculum for the University of Arizona College of Medicine–Tucson campus. Dr. Armin is also an Assistant Professor, Research Scholar Track, in the Department of Family & Community Medicine; an Assistant Professor of... Read more

Post date: Mon, 10/21/2019 - 17:05

Britt Singletary (Ph.D. Arizona, 2019) is the author of a new article in Infant Behavior & Development titled “What are the benefits of having a village? Effects of allomaternal care on communicative skills in early infancy,” which can be... Read more

Post date: Mon, 09/09/2019 - 15:52

As part of their Wildcats@Work series, the University of Arizona Alumni Association has published a piece about 2001 Anthropology alumna Julie Ragland. Julie credits her success in the non-profit sector—she is now development director for the Rialto Theatre Foundation—to her anthropology degree: “Having a solid knowledge of the basics of human evolution, development,... Read more

Post date: Mon, 08/05/2019 - 15:18

The SoA is seeking volunteers to plan a get together at the 2019 AAA meetings in Vancouver, BC for current/past students and faculty. Please get in touch with current grad student, Rachel Rosenbaum, if you would like to volunteer! (Anthro News date: 6/14/2019)

Post date: Fri, 08/02/2019 - 11:42

Maisa C. Taha (Ph.D. 2014), Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Montclair State University in New Jersey, Marge Pellegrino just published an article in Anthropology Now on BARA’s multi-year partnership with Owl & Panther, a Tucson expressive arts program for refugee survivors of torture and trauma. Marge is a writer, educator, and activist, and for 20 years facilitated programming for Owl & Panther, which originally grew out of the Sanctuary Movement in the 1990s... Read more

Post date: Fri, 08/02/2019 - 11:40

Dr. Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977) writes that the recent visit of the Yakuts delegation to Albuquerque and Navajo Technical University in Crownpoint, NM, was a great success. Members of the delegation were very impressed with the Gathering of Nations, the largest gathering of American Indians in the US and Canada, visited the... Read more

Post date: Thu, 07/25/2019 - 11:38