2020 Sabbagh Lecture: Sherine Hamdy, "Comics, Gender, and Knowledge Production in the Arab World"

Sherine Hamdy, Ph.D., who is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of California, Irvine, will speak on “Comics, Gender, and Knowledge Production in the Arab World.” The lecture will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Tucson Marriott University Park Hotel, 880 East 2nd Street.

Both the lecture and the reception that follows are free and open to the public.

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Schott to Lead at Glen Canyon

Recent Ph.D. Amy Schott (August 2019) has accepted a position as the lead archaeologist at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, where she will start at the end of October. Amy has been working for the National Park for more than eight years while completing her... Read more

Sittler Defends MA with SoA and BARA Committee

The SoA and BARA congratulate Christopher E. Sittler on his successful defense of his M.A. thesis in Latin America Studies, “The Last Fishermen: Identity, Risk, and Reproduction of Artisanal Fishers on the Utila Cays.” Grounded in ethnographic fieldwork with multiple fishing families residing on Utila Cays, situated off mainland Honduras, the... Read more

Bellorado Presents at Crow Canyon for Lister Fellowship

On Friday, October 18, doctoral candidate Ben Bellorado will give a presentation at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez, Colorado as part of his obligations for receiving the prestigious 2017–2019 Florence C. and Robert H. Lister Fellowship. The Lister Fellowship was established in recognition of the... Read more

Silverstein and Ren Members of Sawyer Seminar

Associate Professor Brian Silverstein is part of a new team of UA scholars that will explore the effects of neoliberalism on political climates and social life thanks to a grant for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The $225,000 grant will support a Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures, titled “Neoliberalism at the... Read more

Downtown Lecture Series Videos: MacLean and Zedeño

Two SoA faculty members participated in the Downtown Lecture Series produced by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences each year. Assistant Professor Evan MacLean spoke about “The Thinking Dog” on October 3 and Professor María Nieves Zedeño gave the lecture... Read more

Recent Publications: Grad Student Piece in UA Press Book; Book Release Event

Graduate student Michelle Rascon-Canales has an essay in a new book from UA Press. Her piece “‘Broken-Heartedness’ or Systematic Police Killings: Testimonios and Sequelae Deaths” is included in Roberto Rodriguez’s new book, Yolqui: A Warrior Summoned from the Spirit World. The book’s cover shows... Read more

BARA Pair Teams with Tulane for Gulf Research Project

Diane Austin (School of Anthropology Professor and Director) and Ben McMahan (Assistant Professor of Anthropolgy) of BARA are the University of Arizona co-investigators on a three-year, $2.1 million research project awarded to Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine on behalf of an... Read more

SoA and the Prison Education Project

The School of Anthropology has a strong presence in the Prison Education Project at the AZ State Prison complex in Tucson. The project is an initiative led by the University of Arizona’s English department. Recently, Professor Terry Hunt presented a lecture titled “Solving the Mystery of Easter Island” to 59 students from the high-security... Read more

Faculty Presentations: Carney Speaks at Villanova

Assistant professor Megan Carney was an invited speaker at Villanova University this week as part of their Food Matters series. Dr. Carney gave a talk on her book The Unending Hunger: Tracing Women and Food Insecurity across Borders. ... Read more