Student Showcase 09/02/2009

Lecture Series

4:00 pm
September 2, 2009

Haury 216

Student Showcase
School of Anthropology
University of Arizona

Podium Presenters
Adam Foster “Muscle force production during bent-knee, bent-hip walking in humans”

Karin Friederic “Women’s Rights and Intimate Partner violence in Coastal Ecuador: Exploring historical and local dimensions of human rights... Read more

Mark Nichter Delivered Two Keynote Talks

Mark Nichter, Regents' Professor in Anthropology, was a keynote speaker two times this summer in Europe. He delivered the opening address at the sixth Nordic Conference In Medical Anthropology at the University of Gothenburg and Nordic School of Public Health, Sweden entitled "Toward an Anthropology of Trust in an Age of Risk and Uncertainty."

He delivered the Dieter Conrad Lecture at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, entitled "Hybrid Medicine for Hybrid... Read more

Annika Ericksen Receives Travel Grant

Annika Ericksen, Ph.D. Candidate, was awarded a $500 travel grant by the Center for East Asian Studies at Western Washington University.  The grant will allow her to spend a few days doing research in the East Asian Studies Library. She was also asked to give a lecture for the center's "Mongolia Day", October 20th.

Jacob Campbell Receives Award

Jacob Campbell, Ph.D. candidate in the School of Anthropology, recently received an award on a paper he co-authored with a law student, Maya Abela. The paper was selected as the winner of the 2009 Lillian S. Fisher Prize in Environmental Law and Public Policy, administered by the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy.  There was a cash prize, and the paper will be published later this fall as part of the Udall Center's Environmental Policy Working Paper Series.

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Sarah Trainer Receives Fulbright Fellowship

Sarah Trainer, a graduate student in the UA's School of Anthropology, has been awarded an IIE Fulbright Fellowship. As a fellow, Trainer will travel to the United Arab Emirates where she will spend one year studying the eating habits and perceptions Emirati women have about obesity and type-2 diabetes, while also investigating cases of both of those conditions in women.

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Ivy Pike Receives Additional Funding

Congratulations to Dr. Ivy Pike who was notified that her NSF grant to study Collaborative Research: The Violence of "Small Wars," Poverty, and Health in Three Pastoralist Communities in Northern Kenya will receive an additional $53,846 and extend the project to August 31, 2010. The total award is now $143,373. In this project Dr. Pike and Dr. Bilinda S. Straight (Western Michigan University) will lead an international team of anthropologist to investigate the social and health-related... Read more

Linda Green Receives a New NSF Grant

Dr. Linda Green was awarded $66,415 to study Coming Home: The Reintegration of Native Yup'ik Soldiers/Veterans into their rural communities. This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This research explores the potential and multiple risks of suicide for Native (Yup'ik) Alaskan soldiers and veterans returning from the Middle East war theatre as they reintegrate into their rural isolated communities located in the Yukon - Kuskokwim Delta... Read more

Tom Sheridan Receives NEH Collaborative Research Grant

Dr. Thomas Sheridan will receive $75,000 for an NEH Collaborative Research Project. The title is Moquis and Kastilam: The Hopi History Project. His project will focus on the collection of Hopi oral traditions related to early encounters between the Hopi and Spanish colonizers; and the preparation for publication of a scholarly history of Hopi-Spanish relations. Dr. Sheridan is one of two projects to be awarded in Arizona. Congratulations to you!

Mary Stiner Recommended for NSF Funding

Congratulations to Dr. Mary Stiner who received noticed that her $130,000, 3-year proposal was recommended for funding. The title is “Predator-Prey Dynamics, Site Formation Processes & The Roots Of The Forager-Herder Socioeconomic Transition At Aşikli Höyük, Turkey.” In this project Dr. Stiner will investigate the roots of the forager-producer socioeconomic transition at the site of Aşıklı Höyük in Central Anatolia (Turkey). The earliest cultural deposits (Layer 3-4) of this large mound... Read more

Jane Hill to Receive the 2009 Franz Boas Award

Congratulations go out to Dr. Jane Hill who recently received a letter from Setha Low, President of AAA, that she will be awarded the 2009 Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology. It will be awarded at the Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. When Jane notified the Department of the award she said, "I would not be the recipient of this honor without the wonderful support of colleagues and students in our terrific department! And the hard work of former students -- the nomination... Read more