Recent Publications: Debut Novel from the Schiffers

Michael Brian Schiffer (Fred A. Riecker Distinguished Professor, emeritus) and Annette Schiffer are pleased to announce the publication of their first mystery novel, A Buzz about Campus. This book, the first in The Oak Grove Chronicles series, introduces Alan Bluestein, a sheriff's detective, and Professor Laura... Read more

UIR Residential Scholar Applications 2019–2020: Due December 14

The School of Anthropology is seeking a Residential Scholar for the 2019-2020 residency. Please see the SoA Residential Scholar web page for details about the residency, property, and how to apply.

Applications for the 2019–2020 residency are due December 14, 2018. This residency can include Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020, or any combination. If there is a vacancy for... Read more

Giomi Is DDIG Recipient

Congratulations to doctoral candidate Evan Giomi, who has been awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant for his project titled “Coalescence and Colonialism in New Mexico, A.D. 1300–1700: Social Network Analysis of Puebloan Regional Interaction.” His dissertation committee is chaired by Professor Barbara Mills.

Abstract: Archaeological research on both coalescence and colonialism has focused... Read more

UAC Collection for Refugees

The School of Anthropology’s Undergraduate Anthropology Club is working alongside faculty members Linda Green and Diane Austin in a drive to collect donations for migrant families, women, and children. The need is urgent to collect supplies such as toiletries, feminine hygiene products, and gently used clothing for those who are in need. UAC is focusing on the Kino Border Initiative in Nogales, Arizona; Tucson churches, which have received hundreds of... Read more

Alvarez Honored by AFS

Associate Professor Maribel Alvarez learned earlier this week that she has been awarded the Américo Paredes Prize by the American Folklore Society. Dr. Alvarez, who notes that the AFS was founded by Boas, responded to the news with a characteristic “be still my heart!”

According to the AFS website, “The prize recognizes excellence in integrating scholarship and engagement with the people and communities one studies, or in teaching and encouraging scholars and... Read more

Carney Named Public Voices Fellow

Assistant Professor Megan Carney was named one of 20 women to participate in the Tucson Public Voices Fellowship for the year 2018–2019 as part of the national OpEd Project. A partnership between The University of Arizona, the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona, and The OpEd Project, this intense year-long fellowship provides a unique professional and leadership development opportunity. First piloted at Yale, the goal is to increase the influence of women and minority... Read more

Lamoreaux Secures Wenner-Gren Fellowship

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Janelle Lamoreaux, who is the recipient of a one year Wenner Gren Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship for her project titled “Infertile Futures: Epigenetic Environments in a Toxic China.” Dr. Lamoreaux will use the time to complete her book of the same title. The project abstract is below; read about the Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship here.

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Faculty Presentations: Austin Contributes to Nogales Urban Planning Conference

Dr. Diane Austin, SoA Professor and Director, participated in an urban planning conference in Nogales, Sonora on Friday, October 12. Dr. Austin’s Spanish-language presentation, “Creando y Manteniendo Sociedades Multisectoriales para el Desarrollo de la Comunidad” (Creating and Maintaining Multi-Sectoral Partnerships for Community Development), was an interesting overview of all the projects UA has worked on with community partners in Nogales, Sonora within the last... Read more

Recent Publications: Moses Research in JAS Reports

Graduate Student Vicki Moses published an article in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports on her research on diet and religious ritual at the Etruscan site of Veii, Italy. The article, titled “Urbanization, meat consumption, and ritual practices at Veii, 9th–... Read more

“Eerie and Weird” Find by Soren-Led Project

Just in time for Halloween, UANews has announced the discovery of a ten-year-old child buried in Roman times. The newly exhumed child was buried with a stone in his or her mouth, perhaps to prevent the child from returning from the grave. The find has earned the local epithet of “Vampire of Lugnano” according to Regents’... Read more