Alumni News

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

Nicole Taylor (Ph.D. Arizona, 2006) has accepted a position as associate professor of anthropology at her undergraduate alma mater Texas State University, where she will help develop and implement a proposed Ph.D. program in applied anthropology. Dr. Taylor has served as the Director of Scholar Programs at the... Read more

Post date: Mon, 03/07/2016 - 14:57

Sarah Cowie (Ph.D. Arizona, 2008) is one of 105 recipients of 2016 of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. The award will provide about $1 million over five years for collaborative archaeological and historical research in the western United States. Sarah received her Ph.D. from the Department of Anthropology in 2008 and is currently Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Reno. More information about the award and... Read more

Post date: Mon, 02/29/2016 - 16:19

Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977), President of Bronitsky and Associates, reports that his company has collaborated with the United States Consulate in Vladivostok, Russia, to organize the first Navajo/Yakuts Cultural Summit, which will be held in Yakutsk, Russia, March 1-7, 2016. The Navajo/Yakuts cultural summit is the first formal encounter between Siberian Indigenous peoples and any American Indian nation at this level.
 
Participants will meet with Yakuts... Read more

Post date: Fri, 02/12/2016 - 12:09

UA Anthropology alumna Amy Margaris (Ph.D. Arizona, 2006) and colleagues at the Alutiiq Museum recently completed their analysis of excavated materials from a colonial-era work camp occupied by Native Alaskan conscripts to Russian fur traders. Their 2015 article, “Cod Fishing in Russian America: The Archaeology of a 19th-century Alutiiq Work Camp on Alaska’s Kodiak Island,” was published in Arctic Anthropology 52(1):102-126. You can also view the full artifact catalog for... Read more

Post date: Fri, 02/12/2016 - 12:06

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