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Alumni News

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

Dr. Deni Seymour (associate and alumna) won the Goldwater award (Best Convention Paper on Arizona History) and the Bufkin award (Best Convention Paper dealing with the Territorial Period of Arizona History) at the Arizona History Convention this week. Her paper was awarded both the Goldwater and the Bufkin prizes at this year’s... Read more

Post date: Tue, 05/15/2018 - 14:31

Priscilla Magrath (Ph.D. Arizona, 2016) gave a talk in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health for their College Wide Seminar on Wednesday March 14. The talk, entitled “The Right to Health as Citizen's Duty,” drew on her dissertation research on health policy in Indonesia. Priscilla has been working as a... Read more

Post date: Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:23

Alumna Robin Reineke  (Ph.D. Arizona, 2016) will join other Echoing Green fellows on February 20 for an interactive panel supporting and advocating for immigrant communities. Jami Floyd of NPR’s “All Things Considered” will host the event, which is titled “Citizenship Now.”... Read more

Post date: Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:02

On Saturday Feb. 3, Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977), President of Bronitsky and Associates facilitated a panel discussion hosted by IndigeNOW! and ABQ Arts. The gathering was held at the Aux Dog Theater and resulted in a very productive, interactive conversation. There is an incredibly rich and diverse Indigenous artisan... Read more

Post date: Mon, 02/12/2018 - 16:11

Two SoA alumni appear in a photograph in a January 26 article from Atlas Obscura. Josh Reuther (Ph.D. Arizona, 2013) and François B. Lanoë (Ph.D. Arizona, 2017) are shown taking part in ongoing research to redate an ancient, formerly frozen bison known as Blue Babe. Dr. Reuther, who is Assistant Professor... Read more

Post date: Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:43

Alumn Joshua Reuther (Ph.D. Arizona, 2013; Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Alaska; Curator of Archaeology, Museum of the North) is co-author on a new article in Nature about DNA evidence for a new human lineage in the human migration to the western hemisphere. The New... Read more

Post date: Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:15