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Alumni News

Khaled Al-Bashaireh (Ph.D. Arizona, 2008) was promoted to full professor at Yarmouk University on June 19, 2017. Dr. Al-Bashaireh has been Academic Vice Dean of the faculty of archaeology and anthropology of Yarmouk University, which is in Irbid, Jordan, since late 2015. He credits his success in part to his time at the SoA: “I must say that I learned a lot from my adviser [Professor David Killick] and the faculty members in and outside the class, especially... Read more

Post date: Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:53

Juliana Costanzo (class of 2016, B.S. in Anthropology (Human Biology) and Molecular and Cellular Biology) will begin medical school at the University of Massachusetts in August. She will be part of the inaugural class of students in the Population Based Urban and Rural Health (PURCH) track. (Anthro News Digest date: 6/23/2017)

Post date: Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:51

Seeds planted by Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977) in Zimbabwe are starting to bear fruit. Dr. Bronitsky is partway through serving as a Fulbright Senior Specialist at Zimbabwe’s Lupane State University, where he will make a total of three visits during 2016 and 2017. The TibaKalanga/We Are Kalanga Festival, inspired in part by lectures he gave at Lupane in Fall 2016, will take place this July 22–23 in Gala, Bulilima, Zimbabwe, and will focus on the cultural heritage of... Read more

Post date: Fri, 06/16/2017 - 11:19

Earlier this semester we announced the publication of a chapter by Ph.D. candidate Marijke Stoll (co-authored with David S. Anderson) in the new volume Prehistoric Games of North American Indians: Subarctic to... Read more

Post date: Tue, 05/30/2017 - 16:02

Lewis Borck (Ph.D. Arizona, 2016) will be joining the Faculty of Archaeology at Universiteit Leiden in the Netherlands as a Lecturer/Researcher starting in August. This is an amazing opportunity to continue his research in both the Greater American... Read more

Post date: Tue, 05/30/2017 - 15:35

Sarah Raskin (Ph.D. Arizona, 2015) is elated to have recently accepted the position of Assistant Professor in the Douglas J. Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University, to begin in August 2017. She will join a new cross-disciplinary... Read more

Post date: Fri, 04/07/2017 - 11:08

In February, Kim Kelly (Ph.D. Arizona, 2016) gave an invited lecture at the University of Louisville’s Department of Anthropology on her work that explores the underlying mechanisms of the animal–human bond. The talk, titled “Do Animals Get Under Our Skin?: Exploring the Potential of the... Read more

Post date: Fri, 03/31/2017 - 12:10

Recent alumna, Robin Reineke (Ph.D. Arizona, 2016), and the organization she directs, the Colibrí Center for Human Rights, were featured in a Los Angeles Times article discussing Trump’s expanded deportation policies. The Colibrí Center for Human Rights builds sanctuary around the process of reporting and finding... Read more

Post date: Mon, 03/06/2017 - 17:03

A February 10 Washington Post article addressing the theme of fear of deportation and related health declines in immigrant communities referenced the... Read more

Post date: Mon, 03/06/2017 - 14:45

Jesse Ballenger (Ph.D. Arizona, 2010) spoke on “Mammoth Hunters, Water Tables, and the Demise of the Murray Springs National Historic Landmark as a Record of Human Colonization, Climate Change, and Extinctions in the American Southwest” at a meeting of the Desert Foothills Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society. The lecture took place on February 8.... Read more

Post date: Wed, 02/22/2017 - 14:20