Alumni News

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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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.

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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

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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

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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

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