Alumni News

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 The discussion will compare historical documents with Hopi oral histories and takes place at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Okeeffe...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

Post date: Wed, 08/31/2016 - 16:41

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

Post date: Fri, 08/05/2016 - 11:26

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

Post date: Tue, 08/02/2016 - 14:38

Nicole Taylor (Ph.D. Arizona, 2006) has launched a new blog for the Huffington Post. This fall semester Dr. Taylor begins her position as associate professor of anthropology at her undergraduate alma mater Texas State University, where she will help develop and implement a proposed Ph.D. program in applied... Read more

Post date: Fri, 07/22/2016 - 11:30

Congratulations to Meryanne Tumonggor (M.A. Arizona, 2008; Ph.D. Arizona, 2014), who has been named the 2016 Journal of Human Genetics Young Scientist Award recipient! The award, which “identifies articles that have made a significant contribution to the Journal of Human Genetics, using the judgment criterion of scientific excellence... Read more

Post date: Tue, 07/19/2016 - 15:54

Douglass Gann (Ph.D. Arizona, 2003) will give a free presentation, “Current Research in Digital Archaeology,” on Monday July 18, 2016, at the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society meeting, Banner University Medical Center DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, 7:30–9:00 p.m. For details visit or contact John D. Hall at Tucson telephone 520-205-2553 or... Read more

Post date: Fri, 07/08/2016 - 11:37

Archaeology Southwest has shared a new video on YouTube: In "Lost Voices Found: Social Movements and Purposeful Equality in the Ancient Southwest," recent Ph.D. graduate Lewis Borck explores ancient examples of hierarchical resistance. The April 17, 2016 lecture was part of... Read more

Post date: Fri, 07/01/2016 - 11:52

Dana Osborne (Ph.D. Arizona, 2015) Postdoctoral Researcher at the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology has posted two new videos on the School of Anthropology YouTube channel.

The first video features short vignettes and memories as told by Riecker Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Former... Read more

Post date: Fri, 07/01/2016 - 11:52

Linguistic Anthropologist Deborah House (Ph.D. Arizona, 1997) died on June 2, 2016 at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Arkansas. Dr. House retired from her most recent position at Diné College to her beloved Mountain View, Arkansas in May 2015. A private service will take place at a later date. Read Dr. House’s obituary here.

Post date: Fri, 06/10/2016 - 10:14

Dr. Elizabeth Cartwright (Ph.D. Arizona, 1998) and her colleagues Lenore Manderson (Brown) and Anita Hardon (University of Amsterdam) are pleased to announce that their book The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology has been published. Included in the volume is a case study by Regents’ Professor Mark Nichter and Professor Mimi Nichter on the ways in which smoking is promoted in Indonesia.... Read more

Post date: Fri, 06/03/2016 - 11:18