Alumni News

David E. Doyel (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977; Emil Haury, Chair) recently received the Governor’s Heritage Preservation Honor Award at the statewide Arizona Preservation Conference held in June in Rio Rico. A joint effort by the Arizona Preservation Foundation and Arizona State Historic Preservation Office, the award “is presented to individuals,... Read more

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“Life Story of a Villista,” by Laura Cummings (Ph.D. Arizona, 1994) was published by the Southwest Center in 1999 and continues to have an impact in both the U.S. and Mexico. Read more about Dr. Cummings’ interactions with the aging Mexican revolutionary Zeferino Diego Ferreira in this... Read more

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Clyde Snow (Ph.D. Arizona, 1967), 86, died on May 16, 2014 in Norman, Oklahoma. Dr. Snow was influential in shaping the subfield of forensic anthropology. Over the years Snow worked on forensic investigations of human rights violations in Chile, El Salvador, Peru in Latin America as well as in Kosovo, Iraq, Bosnia, Rwanda, among others. He continues to influence the work of SoA faculty, students and alumni. Dr. Snow’s passing was marked by obituaries in leading newspapers... Read more

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Sam Duwe (Ph.D. Arizona, 2011) has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma. He’s excited to work with a very nice and talented community of faculty and students, and also to learn all about tornadoes. Sam will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, and continue... Read more

Post date: Fri, 05/23/2014 - 10:41

Edwin Wilmsen (Ph.D. Arizona, 1967) was here for a week in late April. Now in his eighth decade, Ed is still doing field research in Botswana, supported by grants from the Wenner-Gren Foundation. He was here to continue his collaboration with Professor David Killick and graduate student Dana Drake... Read more

Post date: Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:41

Kenneth Alan Bennett (Ph.D. Arizona, 1967), who retired as a professor of Biological Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin Madison, passed away on Feb. 6th, 2014. Read Dr. Bennett’s obituary here.

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Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977), Founder/President of Bronitsky and Associates, will be the keynote speaker at the Third International Conference on Applications of Anthropology in Business 2014 at Jishou University, China, in May. His topic will be International Cultural Marketing. While in China, Dr. Bronitsky will also facilitate a two-day workshop on international cultural marketing under the auspices of the Tianjing University of Finance and Economics. Dr.... Read more

Post date: Fri, 05/02/2014 - 11:16

Mary K. Good (Ph.D. Arizona, 2012) has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina starting next fall. She looks forward to joining a dynamic department with a focus on excellence in both teaching and scholarship. At Wake Forest, Mary will continue her research... Read more

Post date: Mon, 04/28/2014 - 16:45

Recent Graduate Antonio José (Tom-Zé) Bacelar da Silva (Ph.D. Arizona, 2012)has received a Post-Ph.D. Research Grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for his upcoming research project, “Winning the Afro-Brazilian Vote: The Complex Calculus of Race and Politics in Brazil.” Tom-Zé is currently a CAPES Postdoctoral Fellow in Language and... Read more

Post date: Mon, 04/28/2014 - 16:41

Brian Burke (Ph.D. Arizona, 2012) has accepted a position as an assistant professor in the Department of Sustainable Development at Appalachian State University. Brian is unbelievably excited to join such a dynamic group of colleagues committed to radical critique and pragmatic training. He will be teaching courses on sustainable development, alternative economies, and climate activism while continuing his research in Latin America and southern Appalachia. And he’ll probably... Read more

Post date: Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:56

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