Alumni News

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

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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

Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977) will present the paper “Creating International Indigenous Performing Arts Events as Destination Events” at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 18, 12:00–1:20 p.m. in the Alvarado F. Room of the Hotel Albuquerque. Dr. Bronitsky will also be speaking on International Opportunities for Navajos and the Navajo Nation at Home and Abroad, as part of the 4th Annual Navajo Nation Business Day in Window Rock... Read more

Post date: Mon, 03/17/2014 - 16:40

Dr. David Seibert (Ph.D. Arizona, 2013) is the new Executive Director of Borderlands Restoration L3C, the first limited-profit company in Arizona with activities directed toward a state-defined “social good”—in this case, ecological restoration, education, and job creation at the nexus of local border concerns, managing agency dictates, and research-based ecology. The L3C designation enables the organization to grow and sell native plants and socio-ecological consulting and... Read more

Post date: Mon, 03/10/2014 - 14:41

Kurt Dongoske (M.A. Arizona, 1984), Director and Principal Investigator for the Zuni Cultural Resource Enterprise and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Pueblo of Zuni, has an article (co-authored by Theresa Pasqual and Thomas F. King), titled “National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Silencing of Native American Worldviews,” accepted for publication in the journal Environmental Practice.
Abstract: The National... Read more

Post date: Mon, 03/10/2014 - 14:39

Alumnus Guillermo Nuñez Noriega’s (Ph.D. Arizona, 2004) book, Just Between Us: An ethnography of male identity and intimacy in rural communities of Northern Mexico, will be available from UA Press this Spring. Considered a groundbreaking study on male relationships in Latin America, the book is the translation... Read more

Post date: Fri, 02/14/2014 - 10:06