Alumni News

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

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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

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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)

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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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Linda Gosner (B.A. Arizona, 2008) has been named the recipient of a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships by the American Council of Learned Societies. Linda, the daughter of UA History Departement Head Kevin Gosner, is a doctoral candidate in Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University. Read her dissertation abstract here. (Original Digest publication date: 4/... Read more

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Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977) just returned from a tour of Yakutsk and Moscow, Russia, sponsored by the US Embassy in Moscow and the US Consulate in Vladivostok. He delivered a paper on the history of American Indian print journalism at the conference, “EthnicPress: Genesis, Structure, Development Trends,” which was sponsored by North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk. In Moscow and Yakutsk, Dr. Bronitsky met with Siberian Indigenous leaders and Sakha Republic... Read more

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School of Anthropology alumnus and current Arizona State Museum curator Todd Pitezel (Ph.D. Arizona 2011) was selected by the Arizona Site Stewards Program as the 2015 “Land Manager of the Year” for his efforts to preserve cultural resources on Arizona State Trust and University of Arizona lands. The award was given to Todd at the 2015 Volunteer Venture and Site Stewards Conference at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park on March 28. Congratulations, Todd!! (Original Digest... Read more

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The March 2015 issue of The SAA Archaeological Record includes a piece by Sarah A. Herr (Ph.D. Arizona, 1999). “Reality Television and the Portrayal of Archaeological Practice: Challenges and Opportunities” appears on page 12; access the issue here. (Original Digest publication date: 3/19/15)

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