Alumni News: Carruth Interviewed for BMJ Podcast

Lauren Carruth (PhD Arizona, 2012) is the lead author of a recent editorial in the British Medical Journal about type 2 diabetes as a consequence of crisis, displacement, and trauma. BMJ interviewed Dr. Carruth for their weekly podcast. Both podcast and article are available here. She mentions research from the UA and elsewhere concerning Native groups in Arizona, as well as her own work with Somalis in... Read more

Cotter Receives Fulbright IIE and SBSRI Dissertation Grant

Joint Anthropology and Linguistics Ph.D. candidate William Cotter received a Student Fulbright (IIE) and SBSRI Dissertation Grant to support his doctoral research in Jordan. William’s dissertation, titled “Belonging, Memory, and Verbal Art in Palestinian Communities in Jordan,” examines the stylistic use of Arabic dialects in communities of Palestinian refugees living in Jordan. His work investigates how language is used as a resource by refugees in articulating forms of... Read more

Recent Publication Puts Holliday and Raichlen in the News

Professor Vance T. Holliday, Associate Professor David Raichlen, and Brendan Fenerty (one of Dr. Holliday’s Geology graduate students) are among the co-authors of a new paper published by Science Advances: “Footprints preserve terminal Pleistocene hunt? Human-sloth interactions in North America” (read it here). Dr. Holliday writes that:
This work is a part of my... Read more

Alumni News: Two Awards and More for Seymour

Dr. Deni Seymour (associate and alumna) won the Goldwater award (Best Convention Paper on Arizona History) and the Bufkin award (Best Convention Paper dealing with the Territorial Period of Arizona History) at the Arizona History Convention this week. Her paper was awarded both the Goldwater and the Bufkin prizes at this year’s... Read more

Fellowship for Burham

Congratulations to Melissa Burham, Ph.D. candidate, who has received a College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Summer Dissertation Fellowship to write over the summer! The working title for Melissa’s dissertation is “Ancient Urbanites: The Social, Spatial, and Ritual Organization of Outlying Temple Groups at Ceibal, Guatemala.” You can read the abstract here... Read more

Sezate’s Successful Thesis Defense

On Friday, April 20, 2018, Adam Sezate successfully defended his M.A. thesis in Applied Archaeology entitled “A Rare Conversation, A Proactive Approach in Cultural Resources Management in Pima County.” This thesis develops a programmatic approach for heritage management for Pima County to use in collaboration with Native American tribes. Adam’s committee included T. J. Ferguson (Chair) and Lindsay Montgomery from the School of Anthropology,... Read more

Senior Thesis Presentations, Spring 2018

Congratulations to all of the School of Anthropology undergraduates who presented their senior theses yesterday (Thursday, April 26)! The presentations took place as part of the SoA Lecture Series. Senior theses are optional for anthropology majors. The well-attended presentations were given by the following students:

  • Michael Chikos: “Facebook Pages and Public Spaces: Guatemala’s 2015 Movement and the Years that Followed”
  • Robin Williams:... Read more
In the News: Raichlen on Ancient Walking in the Post

David Raichlen, Associate Professor, is quoted in an April 23 Washington Post article, “3.6 million-year-old footprints suggest early human ancestors were excellent walkers.” Dr. Raichlen spoke from the recent Experimental Biology 2018 conference in San Diego. The Post... Read more

Recent Publications: Book Chapter from Jonna Yarrington

Ph.D. candidate Jonna Yarrington has just published a chapter in an edited volume. The chapter is entitled “Producing the Periphery” and argues that changes in the French national sugar market affected the position and possibilities for French Guiana in the colonial imagination in 19th-century France. The edited volume, Locating Guyane (2018, Liverpool University Press), is one of the few books in social science to focus on the otherwise often overlooked French overseas... Read more

Celebrating Spring 2018 Graduates!

Today we celebrate all of our Spring 2018 School of Anthropology graduates, many of whom will participate in a celebratory breakfast on Saturday morning, May 12, at the Tucson Marriott University Park. The breakfast will honor six new PhDs, two MAs, twelve Bas, and three BSs.

The PhD graduates to be honored are Hayal Akarsu, Lindsey Feldman, Nicole Mathwich, Jessica Nelson, Gabriella Soto, and... Read more