Alumni News

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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Recent School of Anthropology graduate Gauri Pathak (Ph.D. 2015) has begun a new job as Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Studies at Aarhus University in Denmark. Her focus is India and South Asia Studies. Congratulations, Dr. Pathak!

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Thomas Sheridan, Professor and Research Anthropologist (Southwest Center), and alumnus Stewart Koyiyumptewa (B.A. Arizona, 1999) will lead a panel discussion of their co-edited volume Moquis and Kastiilam: Hopis, Spaniards, and the Trauma of History 1540–1680 in Santa Fe, New Mexico this Sunday, August 28. The discussion will compare historical documents with Hopi oral histories and takes place at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Okeeffe... Read more

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Emiliano Gallaga (Ph.D. Arizona, 2006) is co-editor, with Marc G. Blainey, of a new book from University Press of Colorado. Manufactured Light: Mirrors in the Mesoamerican Realm presents the most recent research on the pre-Hispanic iron ore mirrors of Mesoamerica, from their significance to the technologies used... Read more

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Steve Nash (Ph.D. Arizona, 1997), interim vice-president of research and collections and curator of archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS), recently launched a blog called “Curiosities” at, an on-line magazine of all things human. Each post examines the social, culutral, political, economic, or scientific aspects of an individual object, with an eye towards inspiring readers to think... Read more

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