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AIA Honor for Moses!

Graduate student Victoria Moses was selected as runner-up for the 2019 Graduate Student Paper Award by the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA). Her paper “Powerful Pups: Dog Sacrifice in Early Rome, a Case Study from the Area Sacra di Sant’Omobono” was reviewed by a standing committee of the AIA and will be... Read more

Renkert Is NSF-DDRIG Awardee

Sarah Renkert, an SoA grad student, was recently awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant for her project titled “Fading Communal Kitchens: Neoliberalism and the Reshaping of Community-based Food Aid in Lima, Perú.”

Since the 1970s, comedores populares, or communal kitchens, have... Read more

World Anthro Day 2019

Get ready—World Anthropology Day occurs on February 21 this year! The School of Anthropology will be celebrating with the 27th Annual Sabbagh Lecture at 7:00 p.... Read more

Here Before You Know It: 2019 Sabbagh Lecture, February 21

It’s just around the corner! The 2019 Sabbagh Lecture, number 27 in the annual series, will take place on Thursday, February 21. As in years past, the lecture will be presented through the generosity of Drs. Entisar (Vivi; Ph.D. Arizona, 1992) and Adib Sabbagh. The guest speaker this... Read more

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Help SoA at Science City for Book Festival 2019!

Sign Up Now to Volunteer for the Anthropology Booth at the Festival of Books!

The 2019 Tucson Festival of Books is coming up soon! This year’s Festival of Books will be held on the University of Arizona Mall from Saturday, March 10 through Sunday March 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Tucson Festival of... Read more

Emerita Kennedy Is Inaugural AQA Distinguished Achievement Awardee

At the November 2018 American Anthropology Association Conference, the Association for Queer Anthropology presented Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Gender and Women’s Studies at UA, with its Distinguished Achievement Award: In recognition of Oustanding Accomplishements and Contributions to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Anthropology.

On presenting the Award, Professor Margot Weiss said about Kennedy’s work:
…It was a... Read more

Alumni News: In Memoriam: Peter Mehringer

Although he was not an SoA alumnus, Peter J. Mehringer Jr. got his Ph.D. in Geosciences at the UA, and some Anthropology News readers will remember him. Sadly, Dr. Mehringer died in Bardufoss, Norway, on January 3, 2019. Read an obituary from the Moscow-Pullman Daily News here. (Anthro News date: 2/8/2019)

Save the Date! 2019 Sabbagh Lecture, February 21

It’s time to mark your calendars! The 2019 Sabbagh Lecture, number 27 in the annual series, will take place on Thursday, February 21. As in years past, the lecture will be presented through the generosity of Drs. Entisar (Vivi; Ph.D. Arizona, 1992) and Adib Sabbagh. The guest speaker... Read more

SoA at San Diego AIA Meeting

Current School of Anthropology faculty and students made a strong showing at the 120th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in San Diego, California, January 3–6, 2019. A list of presentations appears below. Said David Gilman Romano, Nicholas and Athena Karabots Professor of Greek Archaeology, remarked, “Arizona was everywhere!”

Paper Presentations
Eleni Hasaki, “Potters at Work and Potters in Distress on the... Read more

Haury Grant for Carney

Assistant Professor Megan Carney, who is also Director, Center for Regional Food Studies, recently received a seed grant from the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice.

Dr. Carney provided this project description: In collaboration with the Dunbar Coalition, Inc., El Rio Health Centers, and the Coalition for... Read more

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