Alumni News

Alumnus Emiliano Gallaga (Ph.D. Arizona, 2006) is co-author of the new PLoS One article, “Prehispanic Use of Chili Peppers in Chiapas, Mexico.” New research on residues from pottery samples excavated at Chiapa de Corzo site in southern Mexico has confirmed the use of Capsicum sp (chile) as early as the Middle Preclassic period (400 BCE). Five of the thirteen samples were positive for Capsicum when compared to the standard (dihydrocapsaicin). As each vessel... Read more

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Gordon Bronitsky, (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977) is facilitating a tour by Navajo flute player Andrew Thomas to Vladivostok and elsewhere in the Russian Far East in cooperation with the US consulate in Vladivostok. Dr. Bronitsky previously coordinated Mr. Thomas’s tour to Pakistan and helped produce a joint recording with Mr. Thomas and Aboriginal Australian didgeridoo player Heath Bergersen in Perth.

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Daniel M. Goldstein (Ph.D. Arizona, 1997) has been awarded the 2013 Anthony Leeds Prize for his book Outlawed: Between Security and Rights in a Bolivian City (Duke University Press 2012). Named in honor of the late Anthony Leeds, the prize is “awarded annually by the Society of Urban National and Transnational/Global... Read more

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Kathryn Orzech (Ph.D. Arizona, 2010) was one of three guest editors of a recent special issue of the journal Social Science and Medicine titled “Sleep, Culture and Health: Reflections on the Other Third of Life” (Volume 79, February 2013). Dr. Orzech also contributed the article “A Qualitative Exploration of Adolescent Perceptions of Health Sleep in Tucson, Arizona, USA” to the volume, and you can read it... Read more

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Antonio José B. da Silva (Tom-Zé; Ph.D. Arizona, 2012) recently accepted a postdoctoral fellowship in the Graduate Studies in Language and Culture Program at Universidade Federal da Bahia (Brazil), supported by the Post-doctoral National Program (PNPD) of the Brazilian Agency for Improvement of High Education Personnel (CAPES). The... Read more

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Associate Research Professor Maribel Alvarez (Ph.D. Arizona, 2010) served as Program Director for the 2013 edition of Tucson Meet Yourself. She speaks about the festival in this UANews video.

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Hortensia Caballero Arias (Ph.D. Arizona, 2003) has received the distinguished Premio de Literatura Luis Britto Garcia for her recent publication Los Yanomami. She has worked for over ten years with the Venezuelan Yanomami, writing about their cultural and political changes, identity construction, education, and land demarcation. Dr. Caballero Arias is a member of the Centro de Antropologia del Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas (... Read more

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Lauren Carruth (Ph.D. Arizona, 2011) will receive the Society for Medical Anthropology Dissertation Award at this year’s SMA meeting. Currently teaching courses in Anthropology as a post-doctoral fellow at George Washington University in Washington, DC, Lauren was an advisee of Regents’ Professor Mark Nichter while at the... Read more

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Sean Downey (Ph.D. Arizona, 2009) has just published a Neolithic Archaeology paper in Nature Communications. Sean is a co-author of “Regional Population Collapse Followed Initial Agriculture Booms in Mid-Holocene Europe,” which grew out of his post-doctoral work University College London. Dr. Downey, whose SoA advisor was Professor of Anthropology Stephen Lansing, also completed a postdoc at Stanford and now is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology... Read more

Post date: Fri, 10/11/2013 - 11:27

Aomar Boum (Ph.D. Arizona, 2006) is the author of a new book from Stanford University Press. Memories of Absence: How Muslims Remember Jews in Morocco is based on Dr. Boum’s dissertation. Dr. Boum is Assistant Professor in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies and Religious Studies Program at the University of Arizona. Read more about Dr. Boum’s new book here.

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