Alumni News

Congratulations to Lisa Janz (Ph.D. Arizona, 2012), who has been awarded Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council post-doctoral fellowship, which she will hold at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario beginning in August 2015. She will spend two years there working with James Conolly.

Post date: Fri, 04/03/2015 - 11:54

This past September, Dr. Emiliano Gallaga Murrieta (Ph.D. Arizona, 2006) accepted the position of Director of the Escuela de Antropología e Historia del Norte de México (INAH) in Chihuahua for the next four years. He is not only committed to the administration of the university, but to enhancing academic and research... Read more

Post date: Fri, 02/13/2015 - 12:00

Professor Emeritus Walter Birkby (Ph.D. Arizona, 1973) died on January 31, 2015. Credited with bringing forensic andthropology to the UA and to Pima County, Dr. Birkby will be missed by many in the SoA family and the greater Tucson community. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Wednesday, February 11th, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at Bring’s Broadway Chapel, 6910 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson. Read the obituary from the Arizona Daily Star... Read more

Post date: Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:51

Yancey Orr (Ph.D. Arizona, 2012) has joined the Collège de France as a fellow. Located in Paris, the Collège de France is an institute for advanced research founded in the 16th century. There he will be a member of the Laboratorie d’anthropologie sociale created by Claude Levi-Strauss and currently under the direction of Philippe Descola. He will contribute to a cross-cultural project on perceptions of zoonosis.

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Alumnus Joshua Reuther (Ph.D. Arizona, 2013) is featured nicely in a photograph accompanying a Science article published online on November 10 (he’s on the right in the photo). Read the article here. Dr. Reuther is now Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Curator of Archaeology, University of... Read more

Post date: Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:25

Alumna Tiina Manne (Ph.D. Arizona, 2010) received a 3-year research grant (Discovery Early Career Research Award) from the Australian Research Council. The project, titled “50, 000 years of human subsistence in northern Australia”, will be the first study to systematically examine variation in human subsistence behavior and animal community... Read more

Post date: Mon, 01/05/2015 - 16:39

Ph.D. student and Preservation Archaeology Fellow Lewis Borck contributed a two-part look at the Creepytings graffiti to Archaeology Southwest’s Preservation Archaeology Blog on November 1. Read part 1 of “Creepytings versus Rock Art and Banksy,” here; part 2 can be read... Read more

Post date: Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:32

Stephen Nash (M.A. Arizona, 1991; Ph.D. Arizona, 1997) recently contributed the second part of an essay, “Exegesis of a Southwestern Archaeologist,” to the Preservation Archaeology blog of Archaeology Southwest. Read Part 2 here; Part 1 can be read... Read more

Post date: Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:22

In partnership with Boise State University, Tammy Buonasera (Ph.D. Arizona, 2013; Visiting Scholar, SoA) held an experimental seed grinding session during the Great Basin Anthropological Conference (GBAC), October 18, 2014, in Boise, Idaho. This was the first of several planned experimental food processing... Read more

Post date: Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:37

Michelle Bezanson (Ph.D. Arizona, 2006; and Stacey Tecot (Assistant Professor, Biological Anthropology) were recently named Co-Chairs of the American Society of Primatologists Conservation Committee. The committee is responsible for raising and distributing funds for primate conservation programs and research.

Post date: Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:00