Alumni News

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

Robert P. Powers (B.A. Arizona, 1974) died at his home in Santa Fe, NM on Saturday, January 2, 2016. Bob retired from the National Park Service in 2007 after a long career that included projects at Chaco Canyon and Bandelier. Read the obituary from the Santa Fe New Mexican here.

Post date: Fri, 01/15/2016 - 11:23

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.

Post date: Tue, 11/24/2015 - 14:41

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