Recent Publications: Fladd Publishes in PLOS One

Samantha Fladd (PhD candidate) and a large group of interdisciplinary researchers recently published in PLOS ONE. Their article, “Soil analysis in discussions of agricultural feasibility for ancient civilizations: A critical review and reanalysis of the data and debate from Chaco Canyon, New Mexico,” argues in favor of local agricultural production within Chaco Canyon, New Mexico through a detailed review of soil salinity analyses and a consideration of the costs of... Read more

Alumni News: Two Honors for Rentería-Valencia

Congratulations to Rodrigo F. Rentería-Valencia (Ph.D. Arizona, 2015).Dr. Rentería-Valencia is currently concluding his second year as a tenure-track assistant professor in the anthropology department at Central Washington University. This year he was recognized at a couple of CWU events. First Dr. Rentería-Valencia got the “Honoring our Professors’ Excellence Award,” which is granted by the National Residence Hall Honorary (Tom Ogg Chapter). Second, I was nominated as 2018... Read more

Cotter Receives NSF DDRIG

Joint Anthropology and Linguistics PhD candidate William Cotter has been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant from the Cultural Anthropology program of the National Science Foundation to support his dissertation research. William’s dissertation research focuses on verbal art and stylistic language practices in the Palestinian refugee community in Amman, Jordan.

SoA Field Schools in Full Swing, Part 1

The School of Anthropology is operating (jointly with other institutions) two field schools in New Mexico this summer. Here’s a look at what’s happening at one of the two:

The 2018 Upper Gila Preservation Archaeology Field School in Southwest New Mexico

This joint program of the University of Arizona and Archaeology... Read more

Killick Joins Editorial Board of American Anthropologist

Congratulations to Professor David Killick, who in May accepted an invitation to join the Editorial Board of American Anthropologist.

Recent Publications: Plemons Co-edits Special Surgery Issue of TSQ*

Assistant Professor Eric Plemons co-edited with Chris Straayer (NYU) the new issue of TSQ* Transgender Studies Quarterly. The special issue focuses on surgery and includes six original articles, three essays on art and media, and a book review in addition to the Introduction by Plemons and Straayer.

2018 Dozier Award Winner Is MacLellan!

We are happy to announce that the recipient of the 2018 Dozier Award is Jessica MacLellan! Jessica is a PhD candidate studying Mesoamerican archaeology. She is advised by Professors Takeshi Inomata and Daniela Triadan. Jessica’s dissertation, funded by the NSF and several UA sources, is focused on the roles of household ritual in the development of social complexity in the Maya lowlands. She conducted four seasons of dissertation fieldwork... Read more

Cotter Receives Bilinski Fellowship

William Cotter, PhD candidate in Anthropology and Linguistics, has been chosen as a recipient of the Graduate College's Bilinski Foundation Fellowship. William will be deferring the award until the Fall of 2019 so that he can complete his dissertation fieldwork on a Fulbright IIE grant beginning in the Fall of 2018, using the Bilinski Foundation Fellowship to support his dissertation writing after returning from the field.

Mead Defends MA Thesis

On May 4, 2018, Kent Mead, a student in the MA in Applied Archaeology program, successfully defended his MA thesis entitled “Low-Cost UAV Photogrammetry: An Application for Archaeological Survey in the Upper Gila River Watershed, New Mexico.” Examples of Kent’s work can be viewed in a recent Archaeology Southwest blog post.

SBS Publication Features SoA Faculty

Three SoA faculty members are featured in the latest issue of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences’ magazine Developments. Regents’ Professor David Soren is the subject of a two-page story titled “Illuminating History” (pp. 14–15). And Assistant Professors Evan MacLean and Eric Plemons are each presented in a blur in a... Read more