Alumni News

Congratulations to Khaled Al-Bashaireh (Ph.D. Arizona, 2008), who was appointed Academic Vice Dean of the faculty of archaeology and anthropology of Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan on September 14, 2015. Dr. Al-Bashaireh is also Associate Professor of archaeometry at the University.

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Gail Harrison (Ph.D. Arizona, 1975), was born on June 8, 1943, and passed away on September 5, 2015, in Thousand Oaks, CA. Born Gail Kathleen Grigsby to parents Richard and Marjorie Grigsby, Dr. Harrison attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, Cornell University, and the University of Arizona, where she received a PhD in Biological Anthropology in 1976. She spent fifteen-years at the UA as a Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and... Read more

Post date: Wed, 09/23/2015 - 16:27

Kelly Jenks (M.A. Arizona, 2005; Ph.D. Arizona, 2011) came to the University of Arizona in 2003 to study the archaeology of Spanish colonialism in the Southwest. Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman was the chair of her M.A. and Ph.D. committees, and her other thesis/comps committee members included Terry Majewski,... Read more

Post date: Wed, 09/23/2015 - 16:24

Professor T.J. Ferguson, Stewart B. Koyiyumptewa (B.A. Arizona, 1999), and Maren P. Hopkins (B.A. Arizona, 2003; M.A. Arizona, 2012) published an article in Advances in Archaeological Practice titled “Co-Creation of Knowledge by the Hopi Tribe and Archaeologists” (Advances in Archaeological Practice 2015, 3(3): 249–262). This article examines how Hopi tribal members and archaeologists use their respective epistemologies to... Read more

Post date: Fri, 08/14/2015 - 11:41

Lewis Borck (Ph.D. Candidate) and J. Michael Bremer (B.A. Arizona, 1978) were guest editors for the most recent issue of Archaeology Southwest Magazine, which focuses on current research on the Ancestral Pueblo Gallina Phase and is titled “Ordinary, Yet Distinct: The Allure of Gallina.”... Read more

Post date: Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:06

Recent Ph.D. graduate Emery Eaves (Spring 2015) is the lead author of a new article published on line by the journal Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry. Co-authors for the article are Regents’ Professor Mark Nichter and Professor of Anthropology (retired) Cheryl Ritenbaugh. Read the abstract for “Ways of Hoping: Navigating the Paradox of Hope and Despair in Chronic Pain”... Read more

Post date: Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:03

Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977), President of Bronitsky and Associates, reports that his company is facilitating a tour of Algeria by the Chinle Valley Singers under the auspices of the United States Embassy; the tour will take place August 6–14. In addition to performing at the U.S. Embassy in Algiers, the group will perform at the festival of the city of Sidi bel Abbes, including the opening... Read more

Post date: Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:53

Congratulations to Maisa Taha (Ph.D. Arizona, 2014), who has accepted an assistant professor position in the Department of Anthropology at Montclair State University, where she will help develop a new linguistic anthropology track. She looks forward to contributing to a program with a strong record in applied and community based research and... Read more

Post date: Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:04

This week our rising star, BARA Research/Laboratory Aide Morgan Lundy (B.A. Arizona, 2014), shares the spotlight with Laura Loewer for their research project currently under way in Louisiana. The project, led by SoA Director Diane Austin, involves interviewing people who worked in the oil and gas industry from the 1970s to the early 2000s. Morgan and Laura were featured in an article in Lafayette, Louisiana’s newspaper, The Advertiser... Read more

Post date: Mon, 07/20/2015 - 16:17

Noted archaeologist Fred Wendorf (B.A. Arizona, 1948) died in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday, July 15, after a lengthy illness. Dr. Wendorf, who earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1953, was recruited in 1964 by Southern Methodist University to establish the anthropology department there. From a childhood interest in Native American artifacts, he went on to build a career as a leading expert on early human life in northeast Africa. Read more about Dr. Wendorf’s life and... Read more

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