Recent Publications: Plemons Article in MAQ

Assistant Professor Eric Plemons’ new article, “A Capable Surgeon and a Willing Electrologist: Challenges to the Expansion of Transgender Surgical Care in the United States” is now available from Medical Anthropology Quarterly. Access the article... Read more

Alumni News: Silverman is SFA Panelist

Alumna Gila Silverman (Ph.D. Arizona, 2015) will serve as a panelist for the May 2 Southwest Folklife Alliance Symposium titled “Living Fully, Preparing for Death.” The symposium runs from 12:00–4:00 p.m. at Anshei Israel, 5550 E. 5th St. in Tucson. Here’s the registration form from SFA. (Anthro News digest date: 4/12/2019)

Martin Is PEO Scholar!

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Stephanie Martin, who is one of the 150 women out of 945 nominees selected to receive a $15,000 P.E.O. Scholar Award for the 2019–2020 academic year! Stephanie’s award will help fund her dissertation research in Greece titled “Eastern Mediterranean Migrations: The spatiality and materiality of... Read more

Nichter and Buruli Ulcer Team Present at WHO Conference; More

Regents’ Professor Emeritus Mark Nichter and his transdisciplinary West African research team presented a paper and two posters at the biannual conference on neglected tropical skin diseases at World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, March 27–29. The team presented the paper “Rationale approach for effective wound... Read more

In Memoriam: Stephen L. Zegura

SoA Professor Emeritus Stephen L. Zegura passed away on May 26, 2019, at the age of 75. Dr. Zegura joined what was then the Anthropology Department of University of Arizona in Fall 1972 and taught physical anthropology and human genetics there for over forty years. Described as a “consummate scholar and unwaveringly loyal... Read more

The Clara Lee Tanner Endowed Professorship in Southwestern Anthropology

A Joint Initiative of the School of Anthropology and Arizona State Museum

In 1915, the University of Arizona hired Byron Cummings, the dean of Southwest archaeology, to establish a department of archaeology and direct the Arizona State Museum, which had been founded in 1893. Three of Dr. Cumming’s students... Read more

Eklund to Give AAHS Presentation

Grad student Elizabeth Eklund will give a presentation for the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society (AAHS) meeting on Monday April 15, 2019. Titled “Living with the Canals: Water, Ecology, and Cultural Memory in the Sierra Madre Foothills,” the talk is free and takes place at Banner University Medical Center DuVal Auditorium, 1501 North Campbell Avenue, at 7:30–9:00 p.m. More... Read more

Faculty Presentations: SFA Conversation with Alvarez

Associate Professor Maribel Alvarez participated in a “conversation” sponsored by Southwest Folklife Alliance and VozFrontera. The April 4 event in Nogales, Arizona was titled “What is folklife? How can culture and heritage give us a sense of pride and ownership in our own strength and assets?” and served as a kick-off for VozFrontera’s... Read more

Faculty Presentations: Schon Presents to Green Valley Group

On March 19, 2019, Dr. Robert Schon presented his research on the Archaeology of Baseball in Southeastern Arizona to a packed house at the monthly meeting of the American Association of University Women in Green Valley. The talk focused on Dr. Schon’s excavations at Bisbee’s Warren Ballpark, which opened in 1909.  A... Read more

In the Media: Mills, Linking Southwest Heritage Program Make the Star

Last week we told you about the Linking Southwest Heritage Through Archaeology program, a collaboration between the National Parks Service, the SoA, and the UA College of Education co-directed by Dr. Barbara Mills and Sarah Chavarria, Assistant Dean in the College of Education. Now... Read more