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Alumni News

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

Post date: Fri, 10/18/2013 - 11:40

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

Post date: Fri, 10/11/2013 - 11:30

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.

Post date: Fri, 09/27/2013 - 11:17

Jessica Munson (Ph.D. Arizona, 2012) and Jonathan Scholnick (Ph.D. Arizona, 2010) are co-PIs on a new three-year $829,086 project supported by the Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Sciences program at NSF. The collaborative project, titled “Cultural Evolution of Human Communication Systems: Investigating Linguistic Diversity and Social Change with Maya Hieroglyphic Writing,” focuses on the impacts of linguistic variation and social factors in the... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/20/2013 - 11:19

Kerstin Reinschmidt (Ph.D. Arizona, 2010) is one of three UA researchers studying how culture contributes to resilience. Kerstin and Agnes Attakai, both at the UA Center for American Indian Resilience, have joined with the Tucson Indian Center to gather stories from Navajo and Hopi elders that show how traditions create a foundation of strength. Read more in this... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/20/2013 - 11:17

Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977) has been invited to be a key facilitator at the Drum Cafe 2013 Arts Festival, October 17–18, Lake Nakuru National Park Educational Centre. The Conference theme is “New Models for Cultural Development.” Additional information about the Conference and Drum Cafe can be found here. Gordon previously visited Kenya in 2010 under the auspices of a Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant awarded to Moi... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/13/2013 - 11:25

An article currently on the BBC News Magazine website includes a picture of, and brief comment by, Hortensia Caballero (Ph.D. Arizona, 2003). The piece, “Return to the Rainforest: A Son’s Search for His Amazonian Mother,” tells about the journey of David Good, son of the well-known anthropologist Kenneth Good, to be reunited with his Yanomami mother in the Venezuelan Amazon. Dr. Caballero’s dissertation work with the Yanomami was supervised by Professor Emerita Ellen... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/13/2013 - 11:14

Earlier this week Asthmapolis, co-founded by David Van Sickle (Ph.D., Arizona 2004), announced that it was the recipient of the 2013 Horizon Award in the TripleTree iAwards for Connected Health. Asthmapolis combines sensors and mobile phone technology to improve the management of asthma and COPD. Read more about the award here.

Post date: Fri, 06/07/2013 - 11:24

Emiliano Gallaga (Ph.D. Arizona, 2006) has just published A Landscape of Interactions During the Late Prehistoric Period in the Onavas Valley, Sonora, Mexico in the Arizona State Museum Archaeological Series. The book is reports on Emiliano’s dissertation work, including the interactions of local prehistoric peoples with... Read more

Post date: Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:53