Apply Now for BARA 2018–2019 Internships!

The Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology is offering undergraduate and graduate student internships in four distinct programs for the 2018–2019 academic year. A brief summary of the programs appears below. For a complete description and to access application forms, please visit the BARA Internship Opportunities page. The deadline for applications is August 15, 2018.

•    Investigating Food-... Read more

Recent Publications: Research Agreement with Blackfeet Tribe Yields PNAS Article

Research made possible by a longstanding agreement with the Blackfeet Tribe has allowed Professor Nieves Zedeño (pictured) and two SoA alumni to publish an article titled “Indigenous impacts on North American Great Plains fire regimes of the past millennium “in the latest issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Co-written with Christopher Roos (PhD... Read more

Recent Publications: Nakhai Publishes in Chronicle for Higher Education

Associate Professor Beth Alpert Nakhai just had a piece published in the Chronicle for Higher Education. In “How to Avoid Gender-Based Hostility During Fieldwork,” she reports on findings from her two-year survey focused on researchers in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Mediterranean basin. Dr. Nakhai also lists some best practices that may ultimately overcome a toxic situation.... Read more

Amerind Museum Presents

Flute and Storytelling Performance by Randy Kemp
Friday, September 14, 2018
2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Join Amerind as they welcome Randy Kemp for his first performance at the museum. Kemp is a Native American artist and musician. A tribal member of the Choctaw/ Muscogee-Creek and Euchee nations of Oklahoma, he is a storyteller and flute player, sharing contemporary stories of Native American life, themes, and views.

Cost: $10 per person (ticket price is for... Read more

Kessler Receives NSF DDIG

Doctoral candidate Nicolas Kessler has been awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant for his project entitled “Ecosystem Indicators of Productivity of Lithic-Mulched Fields.” Nicolas’ dissertation committee is chaired by Associate Professor Ronald H. Towner.

Abstract: This project investigates Pre-Columbian agricultural fields which relied on runoff irrigation technologies unique to the ancient... Read more

Two New Faces in Haury Building!

Two new staff members joined the School of Anthropology this past Monday, July 16. Please welcome Christine Duddleston and Uphaar Dooling!

We have a new senior business manager in the SoA Business Center: Christine Duddleston. Christine has 20 years of experience at the University of Arizona. She most recently served as the... Read more

Faculty Member Takes on New Role

Congratulations to Associate Professor Maribel Alvarez, the new Associate Dean for Community Engagement in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences! Dr. Alvarez is excited to take on this new role and also will be continuing as the Jim Griffith Chair of Folklore Studies. She will retain her positions in the School of Anthropology and Southwest Center, although her teaching and service loads will be adjusted so she has time to take on her new responsibilities.

Alumni News: Kelly Quoted in Web MD Article

Kim Kelly (PhD Arizona, 2016) is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Arizona’s Human-Animal Interaction Research Initiative. Dr. Kelly is quoted in a WebMD article released July 16 entitled “Can Dogs Keep Kids from Getting Allergies?” Read it here.

Departure of Treasured Staff Member Peralta

The School of Anthropology today (7/13/2018) bids a fond farewell to Veronica Peralta, Business Manager Senior in the SoA’s Business Center. Veronica, who joined the SoA in June 2012, is leaving for the greener pastures of the Marshall Business Center to take a position as one of three business managers serving the five SBS units managed out of that Center. In the words of SoA Professor and Director Diane Austin, “While this is difficult news for us to... Read more

Farewell to Affiliated Faculty McClelland

SoA affiliated Assistant Professor John McClelland (Ph.D. Arizona, 2003) retired from his position as Osteology Lab Manager at the beginning of July. Dr. McClelland has been an active and committed affiliated faculty member; he has taught the SoA’s course on Human Osteology, has mentored graduate students, and has given guest lectures. Several faculty members, grad students, and alumni have expressed their appreciation for Dr. McClelland; you can read them below. The SoA is... Read more