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Alumni News

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

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

Post date: Fri, 02/14/2014 - 10:01

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.

Post date: Fri, 02/14/2014 - 09:41

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

Post date: Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:20

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

Post date: Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:25

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

Post date: Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:22