Alumni News

Sarah Raskin, who defended her dissertation in April 2015 and will file in Summer 2015, has accepted a position as a Research Associate at LTG Associates, Inc. Located in an historic DC suburb affectionately known as The People’s Republic of Takoma Park (Maryland), LTG is an... Read more

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Riecker Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology William A. Longacre and alumnus Taylor R. Hermes (M.A. Arizona. 2011) have just published “Rice farming and pottery production among the Kalinga: New ethnoarchaeological data from the Philippines” in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology (Volume 38, June 2015, Pages 35–45). Taylor is currently a doctoral research student at Kiel University in Kiel, Germany. Read the article... Read more

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Illinois State University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology James M. Skibo (Ph.D. Arizona, 1990) is co-editor with New Mexico State University Anthropology Professor William H. Walker (Ph.D. Arizon, 1995) of Explorations in Behavioral Archaeology (University of Utah Press, 2015). The book explores behavioral archaeology, which emerged in the 1970s in large part due to the work of Riecker Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology... Read more

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John McClelland (Ph.D. Arizona, 2003), an Affiliated Professor of Anthropology, serves as the coordinator for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act at the Arizona State Museum. ASM, like many museums around the country, failed to meet NAGPRA’s 1995 deadline, but it is within three years of finally complying. Read... Read more

Post date: Mon, 06/22/2015 - 17:17

Two SoA alumni now employed by the Arizona State Museum recently received honors. Todd Pitezel (Ph.D. Arizona, 2011), is an ASM assistant curator of archaeology. He was selected by the Arizona Site Stewards Program as the 2015 Land Manager of the Year in recognition of his efforts to preserve cultural resources on Arizona State Trust lands. Rick Karl (M.A. Arizona, 2000), ASM administrator for the AZSITE geographic information system for managing Arizona’s... Read more

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Jessica Munson (Ph.D. Arizona, 2012) has accepted a two-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Latin American Archaeology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Lycoming College located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Munson was also recently awarded a Post-Ph.D. Research Grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation to... Read more

Post date: Mon, 06/22/2015 - 16:09

Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977), President of Bronitsky and Associates, visited Yakutsk in the heart of Siberia this fall under the auspices of the United States Consulate in Vladivostok and the United States Embassy in Moscow. During his visit, he met with the Center for Support of Indigenous Peoples of the North (CSIPN), board members of the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North (RAIPON) and other organizations to lay the groundwork for a future... Read more

Post date: Mon, 06/22/2015 - 16:08

Anna Ochoa O’Leary (PhD. Arizona, 1999) has been named the new head of the UA’s Department of Mexican American Studies. Read about Dr. O’Leary in this UANews piece. (Original Digest publication date: 5/1/2015)

Post date: Mon, 06/22/2015 - 15:17

As part of the H. Otley Beyer Museum Talks at the University of the Philippines Diliman, Jenny Cano (Ph.D. Arizona, 2012) will speak about “Pottery as Craft Souvenirs: Culture and Heritage in Craft Tourism at Vigan, Ilocos Sur”  this afternoon at 2:30. (Original Digest publication date: 4/24/15)

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Karin Friederic (Ph.D. Arizona, 2011), an Assistant Professor at Wake Forest University, has been awarded the Campbell Fellowship for Transformative Research on Women in the Developing World, a residential fellowship for the 2015–2016 year to be carried out at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, NM. This fellowship recognizes a female doctoral level scholar whose research both documents the circumstances of women in the developing world and offers paths to concrete... Read more

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