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Alumni News

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

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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.

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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.”

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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

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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.

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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.

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Recent School of Anthropology graduate Lewis Borck (Ph.D. 2016) has taken a position as a post-doctoral researcher on the... Read more
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Jennifer Kielhofer, who received her M.A. in UA Anthropology (2013), is now a Ph.D. candidate in UA Geosciences and was just awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) from the National Science Foundation’s Arctic Social Sciences Program (Vance Holliday, co-PI). The project is titled “Soil-... Read more

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As reported earlier, Gordon Bronitsky (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977) was selected by Lupane State University in Zimbabwe for a Fulbright Specialist project in 2016 and 2017. Dr. Bronitsky will serve as a guest lecturer, critique the University’s proposed program in Anthropology, assist the university with developing its curriculum in arts management, and hold public lectures and seminars. As part of his project duties, this past July he facilitated an international cultural marketing... Read more

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Sean Downey (Ph.D. Arizona, 2009) and W. Randall Haas (Ph.D. Arizona, 2014) are co-authors, along with Stephen J. Shennan, of a new Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences article, “European Neolithic societies showed early warning signals of population collapse” (113(35): 9751–9756). Both alumni are at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Maryland: Dr. Downey is an assistant professor and Dr. Haas is a post-doctoral associate... Read more

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