Fall 2018 SBSRI Dissertation Grants Announced

Congratulation to doctoral candidates Elizabeth Ecklund and James Webber upon being selected for a grant from the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute! The grants will support dissertation research. Elizabeth’s project is titled “Water, Ecology, and Cultural Memory in the Sierra Madre Foothills.” James’ project is titled “To run or carry: Derived locomotor skeletal traits in early homo.” Both abstracts appear below.

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Volunteer for OPAC’s OPEN3 Simulated Archaeology Program!

Tucson’s not-for-profit Old Pueblo Archaeology Center invites School of Anthropology graduate and undergraduate students to develop their hands-on archaeology, education, and people skills by volunteering to assist with Old Pueblo’s “OPEN3” simulated archaeological excavation learning program for children. A description of the OPEN3... Read more

Recent Publications: Smoke-Free Homes in Indonesia

Retired Professor Mimi Nichter and Regents’ Professor Mark Nichter are co-authors on a newly published article with colleagues from Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Java titled “Establishing a Community-Based Smoke-Free Homes Initiative in Indonesia.” The paper, based on research funded by the National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center, describes the development and growth of a smoke free homes movement in Java that has now reached over... Read more

Another New Scholarship Endowment Established!

The School of Anthropology is thrilled to announce a second $25,000 endowment from an alumnus (we announced the Sibley Student Award Endowment last week). We are very grateful to Gary Kaasa (M.A. Arizona, 1972), who recently established the Kaasa Family Anthropology Student Award Endowment. Mr. Kaasa’s gift will... Read more

ASM Announces Thompson Fellowship Recipients

Three School of Anthropology graduate students have been awarded fellowships from the Arizona State Museum’s Raymond H. and Molly K. Thompson Endowment fund in support of their dissertation/master’s thesis research.

Kelsey Hanson (left) received $490 for Raman spectroscopy analysis of 14 blue pigment cake samples held in ASM... Read more

Stephenson Is Carson Scholar

Graduate student M. Bailey Stephenson has been selected as one of thirteen 2019 Carson Scholars. Bailey will receive a $5,000 financial award to support her graduate research, as well as training and experience in communicating your research to the public. Supported by funding from the Institute of the Environment, the Agnese Nelms... Read more

Holliday Honored by TAS: “Titan”

Professor Vance Holliday attended the annual meeting of the Texas Archaeological Society in San Antonio (Vance’s home town which is celebrating its 300th birthday; the town, not Vance). Vance was part of a group of seven archaeologists declared by the TAS as “Titans of Texas Archaeology,” an honor defined as “... Read more

Recent Publications: Giomi and Peeples in JAA

Ph.D. candidate Evan Giomi published an article with co-author Dr. Matthew Peeples (ASU; 2011–2012 Postdoctoral Research Associate with the SoA’s Southwest Social Networks Project) in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology on ritual practice at the Chacoan site of Pueblo Bonito, in New Mexico. The article, “Network analysis of intrasite material... Read more

Alumna Endows Scholarship Fund

The School of Anthropology owes a debt of gratitude to alumna Dr. Barbara Sibley (B.A. Arizona, 1982), who with a $25,000 gift has created the Barbara Jean Sibley Student Award Endowment. The SoA will use the endowment to create scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Sibley intends the scholarships to help students achieve their dreams.

A graduate of Stanford Medical School, Dr. Sibley is currently a Pediatrician with Southern Oregon Pediatrics. She... Read more

Recent Publications: Alumni Co-edit Special Issue of CAFE

Alumni Dr. Ashley Stinnett (Ph.D. Arizona, 2014) and Dr. Jennifer Jo Thompson (Ph.D. Arizona, 2010) have co-edited a special issue of Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment on “Agriculture of the Middle” (now available through early view on the CAFE homepage). The Special Issue contains six research articles and two reports that re-examine theories of... Read more