Alumni News

Dr. Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977), President of Bronitsky and Associates, has just learned that the US embassy has approved funding for a Navajo/Mapuche cultural summit. Dr. Bronitsky says the summit, which he will organize, will be held in Chile during Spring 2019. It will be a follow up to Bronitsky and Associates’ success in bringing Mapuche hip hop artist Luanko to perform in Albuquerque last year. Luanko created a video about his visit to Albuquerque and the... Read more

Post date: Wed, 09/12/2018 - 16:41

School of Anthropology associate Dr. Deni Seymour (Ph.D. Arizona, 1990) will present the lecture “Stalking the Lieutenant: The 1871 Juh-Cushing Ambush Site” as part of the Arizona Pathfinders’ Brown Bag Series on October 18 at the Arizona History Museum. Read about the lecture here.

Post date: Wed, 09/12/2018 - 16:39

Alumni Ashley Stinnett (PhD Arizona, 2014) and Taylor Genovese (BA Arizona, 2013) are part of a baker’s dozen of anthropologists who answer the question, “What’s in Your Bag, Anthropologists?” in a July 18, 2018 piece for Anthropology News. Read the article here. Dr. Stinnett is now an assistant professor at Western Kentucky... Read more

Post date: Fri, 08/31/2018 - 11:42

Kim Kelly (PhD Arizona, 2016) is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Arizona’s Human-Animal Interaction Research Initiative. Dr. Kelly is quoted in a WebMD article released July 16 entitled “Can Dogs Keep Kids from Getting Allergies?” Read it here.

Post date: Wed, 07/25/2018 - 16:57

Katherine Dungan (PhD Arizona 2015) is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Arizona State University’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change. A June 1 Washington Post article, “Conservatism took hold here 1,000 years ago. Until the people fled,” looks at... Read more

Post date: Wed, 07/25/2018 - 14:33

The School of Anthropology mourns the passing of alumnus Harold Dibble, who died on June 10, 2018 after a brief battle with cancer. Dr. Dibble was Francis E. Johnston Term Professor of Anthropology in the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences. In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations to two of Dr. Dibble’s preferred causes;... Read more

Post date: Wed, 07/25/2018 - 14:31

Wendi Field Murray (PhD Arizona, 2017) is co-author of an article that was just published in the journal Ethnohistory. Written with Brad KuuNUx TeeRIt Kroupa, “Remembering Nishu: Spatiality and Belonging in the Missouri River Bottomlands” (Ethnohistory 65(2):215-246) explores the experience of the Arikara who lived at Nishu, North Dakota, until the building of the Garrison Dam. The article is one of the articles submitted as part of Dr. Murray’s dissertation... Read more

Post date: Wed, 07/25/2018 - 14:14

Alumna Rebecca Crocker (PhD Arizona, 2016), post-doctoral research specialist with Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, has been collaborating with the Southwest Folklife Alliance on the La Doce Barrio Foodways Project recently. She writes about her experience in the June 2018 SFA BorderLore Newsletter. Read “Thinking Like a Folklorist: Depth and... Read more

Post date: Wed, 07/25/2018 - 14:11

Congratulations to Rodrigo F. Rentería-Valencia (Ph.D. Arizona, 2015).Dr. Rentería-Valencia is currently concluding his second year as a tenure-track assistant professor in the anthropology department at Central Washington University. This year he was recognized at a couple of CWU events. First Dr. Rentería-Valencia got the “Honoring our Professors’ Excellence Award,” which is granted by the National Residence Hall Honorary (Tom Ogg Chapter). Second, I was nominated as 2018... Read more

Post date: Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:06

Lauren Carruth (PhD Arizona, 2012) is the lead author of a recent editorial in the British Medical Journal about type 2 diabetes as a consequence of crisis, displacement, and trauma. BMJ interviewed Dr. Carruth for their weekly podcast. Both podcast and article are available here. She mentions research from the UA and elsewhere concerning Native groups in Arizona, as well as her own work with Somalis in... Read more

Post date: Tue, 05/15/2018 - 15:08