Alumni News

Katherine Dungan (Ph.D. Arizona, 2015) will begin a position as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Center for Archaeology and Society at Arizona State University at the end of January. She'll be using collections from the Tonto Basin to explore diversity in religious practice in the late prehispanic Southwest. Dr. Dungan is... Read more

Post date: Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:04

Ashley Stinnett (Ph.D. Arizona, 2014) was in Tucson on Thursday to present a lecture in the UA Student Union Memorial Center’s Copper Room. Dr. Stinnett, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at Western Kentucky University, gave the talk “Of Blood and Butchers: From Adulescentulus Carnifex to... Read more

Post date: Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:02

Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977) has been a volunteer tutor in reading for six year olds at Atrisco Elementary School in Albuquerque for about five years. It's 100% minority and most students qualify for free lunches. Dr. Bronitsky and Atrisco fifth grade teachers are beginning a project, tentatively titled “Where We Live,” in which fifth grade students at Atrisco will... Read more

Post date: Thu, 12/15/2016 - 12:05

Heide Castañeda (Ph.D. Arizona, 2007) was quoted in a New York Times article on the Affordable Care Act. Read “Life in Obamacare’s Dead Zone” here.

Post date: Thu, 12/15/2016 - 12:02

Krisna Ruette (Ph.D. Arizona, 2011) has just accepted a position in Manchester, England. She was selected to participate as a Research Associate in the project “Latin American Antiracism in a ‘Post-Racial’ Age.” Dr. Ruette will work in Manchester and conduct fieldwork in Colombia. Associate Professor Ana Alonso was Dr. Ruette’s dissertation committee chair and Professor Thomas Sheridan served on her committee. Of her years at the SoA Dr. Ruette says, “I want to thank you for... Read more

Post date: Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:07

Yancey Orr’s (Ph.D. 2012) sushi was served at the White House last month! Yancey has worked with chef Bun Lai of Miya’s Japanese of New Haven, CT to create a cuisine based on invasive species, peri-urban foraging, and sustainability. Lai was given a Champion of Change Award by the White House. Yancey was credited as a co-creator. Their dishes were served at the awards ceremony.

Post date: Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:05

Alumnus Todd Surovell (Ph.D. Arizona, 2003) is featured in piece on the extinction of the Pleistocene megafauna on the BBC’s Earth website. Read “What Really Happened to Mammoths and Other Ice Age Giants.”

Post date: Fri, 11/04/2016 - 12:10

Several departments at Zimbabwe’s Lupane State University, including the Department of Indigenous Languages, were awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant to bring Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977) to the campus for three visits in 2016 and 2017. Currently in Zimbabwe on his second visit, Dr. Bronitsky gave... Read more

Post date: Fri, 11/04/2016 - 12:08

As announced previously in the Digest, Kelly Jenks (Ph.D. Arizona, 2011) assumed a tenure track position at New Mexico State University in Fall 2015. Now Dr. Jenks is featured in the latest issue of the NMSU Department of Anthropology Newsletter. Read about her on page 13.

Post date: Mon, 09/26/2016 - 14:54

Mette Brogden (Ph.D. Arizona, 2016) has accepted a position as Deputy Director of the Office of Refugee and Immigrant Affairs with the City of Seattle, where she will work on refugee and immigrant citizenship and civic integration within the context of a city experiencing rapid economic growth with skyrocketing costs in housing and other basic needs.

Post date: Mon, 09/26/2016 - 14:51