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Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic


Final Words and Reflections on COVID-19

For our “Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic” this week, we congratulate all of our new graduates for the great accomplishments they have achieved in the face of unprecedented circumstances. We also recognize the impressive accomplishments and perseverance of ALL School of Anthropology students this semester. You have been truly amazing in rising above the situation! Finally, many thanks to all SoA Faculty and... Read more

Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic


Alum Krause on Chinese Migrants in Italy

Our Reflections this week come from alum Elizabeth Krause (Ph.D. Arizona, 1999), who is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Krause writes: “I’m sharing this piece I've just published that may be of interest to folks. It speaks to the incredible importance of disease transmission and prevention as regards Chinese migrants in Italy’s fast-... Read more

New Inomata-Triadan Article in Nature Picked Up by Local, National News Outlets

The online-version of an article by SoA Professors Takeshi Inomata and Daniela Triadan was published this Wednesday on the web site of the journal Nature. The print version will follow soon. Through their lidar survey and excavations in Tabasco, Mexico, they discovered the oldest ceremonial structure in the Maya area at the site of Aguada Fénix, which turned out to be the largest in the entire prehispanic history of the Maya area. The site was not known... Read more

In Memoriam: George Castile, Ph.D. 1972

George P. Castile (May 7, 1939–May 9, 2020) was born and raised (mainly by his paternal grandparents) in St. Louis, MO. He earned his B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Kansas (1962), and his M.A. (1968) and Ph.D. (1972) in Anthropology from the University of Arizona. He taught anthropology at Whitman College from 1972 to 2006... Read more

SoA’s 2020–2021 Fellowships Announced

The School of Anthropology congratulates the recipients of four graduate dissertation write-up fellowships for the 2020–2021 academic year: the Haury Graduate Fellowship (established in honor of Emil Haury); the Dr. Keith A. Dixon Graduate Fellowship; the Emil W. Haury Archaeology Award; and the newly established Andrew William Amann, Jr. Award. The Graduate Fellowships Committee received a large number of very impressive applications. Congratulations to all of our new fellows!

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Spring 2020 Graduation: Congratulations to All New SoA Grads!

Congratulations, 2020 SoA Graduates!

Congratulations to all of our new graduates from everyone in the University of Arizona School of Anthropology! All new grads, at every degree level, have experienced truly unprecedented... Read more

Summer Session Flyers—Summer 2020

Watch this space for Summer Course flyers! Over the coming weeks, we'll provide links to flyers for SoA course offerings for summer session, 2020 edition. We have 25 courses in the summer session line-up, with an informational flyer for seventeen of them so far:

5-Week Session I

Hanson, Kelsey: ANTH 160A1, World Archaeology
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Remembering Colette Sims


It is with great sadness that we share the news that Colette Marie Sims, Ph.D., passed away last week from complications of COVID-19. Colette completed her B.A. degree at the University of Arizona as an adult at a time when she was widowed and raising two children. She fell in love with anthropology while enrolled... Read more

Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic


This week’s reflections come from Assistant Professor and Center for Regional Food Studies Director Megan Carney:

Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic


  • Rascon-Canales Publishes Piece in Abolition

An essay by grad student Michelle Rascon-Canales on detained/incarcerated children was just published in Abolition: A Journal of Insurgent Politics. The essay is titled: “If They Come for Her Child in the Morning…: Detained/Incarcerated Children in the Time of Covid-19.” Michelle writes, “My advisor/chair, Dr. [Megan] Carney, deserves many thanks for her timely... Read more