SoA Shines at Student Showcase

The 2017–2018 Graduate and Professional Student Council Student Showcase took place this past Wednesday, February 21, 2018 on the UA mall in front of the Student Union. Six School of Anthropology graduate students participated in the event, and two of them walked away with awards. Read abstracts of the SoA projects here. Created in 1993, the GPSC celebrates student research at the UA. Learn more about the showcase here... Read more

Recent Publications: Alum Miller Wins Prestigious Award

Congratulations to D. Shane Miller (Ph.D. Arizona, 2014), who is the recipient of the 2017 Don D. And Catherine S. Fowler Prize, a book publication prize awarded by the University of Utah Press! The Fowler Prize is “awarded to the best book-length, single-author manuscript in anthropology submitted to the Press,” according their website. Dr. Miller’s winning title is From Colonization to Domestication: Population, Environment, and the Origins of Agriculture in Eastern... Read more

Vásquez-León Receives State Department Funding

Marcela Vásquez-León, SoA Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, has been awarded a three-year grant from the State Department for the Study of the US Institute (SUSI) Women’s Leadership for Indigenous and Afro-Latin American Women. Dr. Vásquez-León is the PI for the project and says, “I work... Read more

SoA in the Media: Raichlen and MacLean in Poppular Pieces

Associate Professor David Raichlen is quoted in a February 9 article from Runner’s World titled “To Look and Feel Younger, Running Is the Real Miracle Drug.” Read it now.

Assistant Professor Evan MacLean explains his research into the role of hormones in dog aggression in... Read more

Alumni News: Reineke to Participate on Echoing Green Panel

Alumna Robin Reineke  (Ph.D. Arizona, 2016) will join other Echoing Green fellows on February 20 for an interactive panel supporting and advocating for immigrant communities. Jami Floyd of NPR’s “All Things Considered” will host the event, which is titled “Citizenship Now.”... Read more

Recent Publications: Many SoA Contributors in New UA Press Volume

The UA Press has begun distribution of a new book co-edited by Leigh Kuwanwisiwma, SoA Professor T.J. Ferguson, and alumnus Chip Colwell titled Footprints of Hopi History: Hopihiniwtiput Kukveni'at. Included in this collection of papers about collaborative research in Hopi archaeology, history, and heritage are chapters by eleven UA scholars:
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Alumni News: Reuther and Lanoe in Atlas Obscura Article

Two SoA alumni appear in a photograph in a January 26 article from Atlas Obscura. Josh Reuther (Ph.D. Arizona, 2013) and François B. Lanoë (Ph.D. Arizona, 2017) are shown taking part in ongoing research to redate an ancient, formerly frozen bison known as Blue Babe. Dr. Reuther, who is Assistant Professor... Read more

Recent Publications: Akarsu Article in Anthropology Today

The February issue of Anthropology Today features an article by Ph.D. candidate Hayal Akarsu (pictured) entitled “‘Proportioning violence’: Ethnographic notes on the contingencies of police reform in Turkey.” The article is based on eighteen months of fieldwork on police reforms in Turkey. It examines how the processes of... Read more

Recent Publications: Pearson and Kuniholm Help Shed New Light on Venice Origins

Assistant Professor Charlotte Pearson and Professor Peter Kuniholm contributed to an article by Albert Ammerman et al. on the origins of Venice that appeared in the December 2017 issue of Antiquity, with a follow-up note in Nature on December 15, 2017. “Beneath the Basilica of San Marco: new light on the origins of Venice” uses... Read more

Grad Student Receives SfAA Peter K. New Award

Rebecca Bedwell, a Ph.D. student in the School of Anthropology, received first place for the 2018 Peter K. New Award from the Society for Applied Anthropology. It is an annual student competition for applied research projects in the social/behavioral sciences. Rebecca received this award for her M.A. thesis, “Diabetes... Read more