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Alumni News

Dr. Elizabeth Cartwright (Ph.D. Arizona, 1998) and her colleagues Lenore Manderson (Brown) and Anita Hardon (University of Amsterdam) are pleased to announce that their book The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology has been published. Included in the volume is a case study by Regents’ Professor Mark Nichter and Professor Mimi Nichter on the ways in which smoking is promoted in Indonesia.... Read more

Post date: Fri, 06/03/2016 - 11:18

Kurt E. Dongoske (M.A. Arizona, 1984), Eric S. Cox, and A.E. (Gene) Rogge (Ph.D. Arizona, 1983) recently had an article, titled “Bioarchaeology of Care: A Hohokam Example,” published in Kiva: Journal of Southwestern Anthropology and History. The article’s abstract reads: Archaeological investigations at the northwestern margin of the large Hohokam village site known as La Plaza, AZ U:9:165(ASM), recovered 172 sets of human remains. Bioarchaeological... Read more

Post date: Fri, 05/27/2016 - 11:56

Todd Pitezel (Ph.D. Arizona, 2011) was recently awarded continuing-status (tenure equivalent) and promoted to Associate Curator of Archaeology at the Arizona State Museum.

Post date: Fri, 05/27/2016 - 11:54

Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977) has been selected by Lupane State University in Zimbabwe for a Fulbright Specialist project. Over the course of three, two-week visits in 2016 and 2017, Dr. Bronitsky will serve as a guest lecturer, critique the University’s proposed program in Anthropology, assist the university with developing its curriculum in arts management, and hold public lectures and seminars.

Post date: Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:39

Sean Downey (Ph.D. Arizona, 2009), Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department at University of Maryland, has been awarded a $500,000 grant through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). The grant will allow Dr. Downey, a team of graduate students, and international collaborators to... Read more

Post date: Fri, 04/22/2016 - 11:36

Sarah Cowie (Ph.D. Arizona, 2008) has two reasons to celebrate: In addition to the Presidential Early Career Awards in Science and Engineering award she will receive at the White House on May 4, she has been recommended for tenure at the University of Nevada, Reno. Congratulations, Sarah! Read Anthro News Digest’s announcement of the PECASE.

Post date: Wed, 04/13/2016 - 15:48

Bernard “Bunny” Fontana (Ph.D. Arizona, 1960), a renowned scholar and prolific author of Southwestern history and archaeology, died early Saturday at the age of 85. A co-founder of the Southwestern Mission Research Center at the University of Arizona, Dr. Fontana was a driving force behind the preservation and restoration of the Mission San Xavier del Bac. A memorial was held Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Mission San Xavier at 10:00 a.m. Thomas E. Sheridan,... Read more

Post date: Mon, 04/11/2016 - 15:10

Sarah Raskin (Ph.D. Arizona, 2015) recently accepted the position of Research Scientist at the George Washington University Cancer Institute. She will direct a portfolio of research focused on patient-centered outcomes and patient reported outcomes; the Institute is responsible for driving the health equity agenda of the GW Cancer Center more broadly. Sarah will remain affiliated with the Department of Anthropology,... Read more

Post date: Mon, 04/04/2016 - 15:03

Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977), President of Bronitsky and Associates, recently returned from the first Navajo/Yakuts Cultural Summit in Yakutsk, Russia, which was held March 1–7. Dr. Bronitsky’s company collaborated with the United States Consulate in Vladivostok, Russia, to organize the summit, the first... Read more

Post date: Fri, 04/01/2016 - 12:00

Kristin Hedges (Ph.D. Arizona, 2012) recently accepted the position of Assistant Professor in Medical Anthropology at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. Kristin’s current research project focuses on Maasai ethnobotany in Kenya and on continuing an ethnographic field school for undergraduates in Narok, Kenya.

Post date: Mon, 03/07/2016 - 15:03