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Alumni News

Aomar Boum (Ph.D. Arizona, 2006) is currently an Associate Professor of Anthropology at UCLA. Recently he and a colleague led a group of Northern California elementary and high school teachers on a journey to Dr. Boum’s native Morocco to learn about the country’s history and culture. Learn more in this piece from UCLA’s Daily Bruin... Read more

Post date: Tue, 09/26/2017 - 16:36

Lisa Janz (Ph.D. Arizona, 2012) has accepted a two-year position as Roberta Bondar Postdoctoral Fellow in Northern and Polar Studies at Trent University, Canada. Janz will continue her research in Mongolia as well as organizing research related to the peopling of the Canadian Arctic, in particular its relationship with mid-Holocene climatic... Read more

Post date: Tue, 09/26/2017 - 16:33

Robin Reineke (Ph.D. Arizona, 2016) was part of the 2017 lineup for the Arizona Republic’s Arizona Storytellers series. Dr. Reineke tells the story of how she came to co-found the Colibrí Center for Human Rights.... Read more

Post date: Tue, 09/26/2017 - 16:30

James Watson (pictured; Associate Professor and ASM Associate Curator of Bioarchaeology) and Randall Haas (Ph.D. Arizona, 2014; Assistant Professor at UC Davis) have just published “Dental evidence for wild tuber processing among Titicaca Basin foragers 7000 ybp” in the latest issue of the American Journal of... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:54

Susan Ryan (Ph.D. Arizona, 2013), director of archaeology at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, leads the Haynie Site project near Mancos, Colorado. She is quoted extensively in a recent New York Times article about the current excavations of two great houses that were a northern outlier of Chaco culture. Read “Ruined ‘Apartments’ May Hold Clues to Native American... Read more

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Elizabeth Cartwright (Ph.D. Arizona, 1998) and her colleague Jerome Crowder (UTMB) recently co-edited a special issue of the journal Medical Anthropology entitled “Crafting Synergies between Medical and Visual Anthropologies” (Vol. 36(6)). Cartwright’s article in this issue, written with her former graduate student Adam Clegg, focuses on using video-taped data to explore language socialization and communicative disorders. It is titled, “Peaches for Lunch: Creating... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:40

Thomas Fenn (PhD, 2011) recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant from the Archaeology Program. The ca. $100,000 grant, which will begin September 1, 2017, and continue until August 31, 2020, is to examine ancient glass production in India as a proxy for exploring cultural and regional interconnections throughout the Indian... Read more

Post date: Wed, 09/06/2017 - 16:51

David Day (B.A. Arizona, 1959) died on August 27, 2016. Mr. Day worked for the University of Arizona Audio-Visual Department as an illustrator from the late 1960s until 1979, when he moved to California and worked in animation and technical art. He is survived by his wife Sherry Keener (UA class of 1970), who says, “Our time at the University has always been cherished.” Read a complete obituary... Read more

Post date: Wed, 09/06/2017 - 16:49

The United States consulate in Yekaterinburg, Russia, has invited Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977), President of Bronitsky and Associates, to meet with Udmurt and Nenets peoples later this month. Between August 26 and September 6 Dr. Bronitsky will attend meetings and presentations in Izhevsk and Salekhard. Among those he will meet are ethnographer and cultural anthropologist Vladimir Vladikin and young Udmurt activist Aleksey Shklyaev. Dr. Bronitsky writes, “I am... Read more

Post date: Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:40

Well-known nonprofit leader and long-time historic preservationist, Felipe Carlos Jacome (M.A. 1982, B.A. 1979), is the new Executive Director of Boys to Men Tucson (BTMT). Mr. Jacome joins BTMT with more than 30 years’ experience in senior management at a variety of local nonprofit, direct service organizations. Jacome will lead... Read more

Post date: Fri, 06/30/2017 - 11:58