Hikmet Kocamaner Receives Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship

Congratulations to Hikmet Kocamaner who received notification from the Social Science Research Council that they awarded him a Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) for summer 2010. Hikmet would like to thanks Drs. Betteridge and Silverstein for their feedback, support and for writing letters of recommendation.

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) is organized to help early-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences... Read more

Anthro Students Receive SBSRI Awards

Several Anthropology Graduate Students received notification that their proposals will be funded by the SBS Research Institute. Four received the SBSRI Pre-Doctoral Graduate Research Grants and two received the SBSRI Dissertation Research Grants.

SBSRI Pre-Doctoral Graduate Research Grants ($600 each)
Hikmet Kocamaner: Whither the Secular Public? Islamic Television and the Question of Pluralism in Turkey

Marijke Stoll: Community Networks... Read more

Mark Nichter Invited to the Munro Lectures

The Munro lectures bring distinguished international scholars to the University of Edinburgh to speak on archaeological and anthropological topics. Past speakers have included Mary Douglas, Edmund Leach, Fredrick Barth, Marshall Sahlins, John and Jean Comaroff, Veena Das, Emily Martin, and Christopher Davis.

2010 Munro Lecture
Professor Mark Nichter -18 March 2010 at 5.15 pm
Lecture title: "Towards an Anthropology of Trust in Risk Society: Reflections of... Read more

Nieves Zedeño Re-Elected to Faculty Senate

Congratulations to Nieves Zedeño for being re-elected to the Faculty Senate; which is the legislative body responsible to the General Faculty. Nieves encourages all voting faculty members to consider serving the School and University in this manner.

Holliday’s Research in Earth Magazine

Vance Holliday’s research in Mexico and especially the discovery of  an archaeological association with the Gomphothere elephant Cuvieronious was featured in a news story in the April issue of Earth magazine (formerly Geotimes).

Two Members to Receive Prestigious National Award

Diane Austin and Thomas McGuire are part of the "History of the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry in Southern Louisiana" partnership team which is the 2010 winner of the U.S. Department of the Interior's Cooperative Conservation Award. This award recognizes cooperative conservation achievements that involve collaborative activities among a diverse range of groups - Federal, State, local, and tribal governments, private for profit and not for profit institutions... Read more

Matthew Pailes Receives William Self Associates, Inc. Scholarship

Congratulations to Matt Pailes for being selected to receive the William Self Associates, Inc. Scholarship. Among four very good submissions, his proposal was selected by the Southwest Land, Culture and Society (SWLCS) steering committee to receive the scholarship.  Matt will receive $5,000 to aid him in his project. In addition to a final report, Matt will be asked to give a public presentation describing the results of his investigations during the spring of 2011. The... Read more

Pavao-Zuckerman Receives Travel Award

The AWF Travel Grant Award Committee has met and Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman was awarded an AWF Faculty Travel Grant in the amount of $500 to go toward her trip to the ICAZ (International Council for Archaeozoology) meeting this summer in Paris this August.


Adjunct Assistant Professor In Haiti

Bruce Anderson (Ph.D. Arizona, 1998) is currently in Haiti as a member of the US government's Disaster Mortuary Operations and Recovery Team (DMORT).  He is serving as a search and recovery expert in Port-au-Prince as DMORT and the US Army attempt to locate, identify, and repatriate some of the US citizens were perished during the earthquake of 12 January 2010.  He is also serving as a forensic anthropologist in DMORT's temporary morgue located at the Port-au-Prince Airport working alongside... Read more

Alumna Wins Major Award

Education Faculty Member Wins Major Award

UANews | Norma González (Ph.D. Arizona 1992), who has spent years studying children and families living in borderlands communities, has received an award from the American Educational Research Association for her body of work. Her research has shown how mothers’ use of language influence their children’s sense of self and their sense of place in the region.

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