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University Fellowship for Bridgeman

Incoming Ph.D. student Lauren E Bridgeman (M.A. UArizona, 2020) has been awarded a prestigious University Fellowship for 2021–2022 that supports interdisciplinary studies. The University Fellows Program is the flagship initiative of the Graduate Center at the University of Arizona. The fellowship is offered to the University’s highest... Read more

Dawson Is Latest SoA Carson Scholar

Doctoral student Charlotte Dawson has been awarded the Carson Scholarship from the University of Arizona and will participate in the fellowship program during the 2021–2022 academic year. The Carson Scholarship is awarded to graduate... Read more

Soza Is Lewis and Clark Scholar

The American Philosophical Society has awarded Ph.D. student Danielle R. Soza (M.A. UArizona, 2018) an exploration and field research grant from the Lewis and Clark Fund. Danielle will apply this prestigious award to her doctoral research project, titled “Order in Motion: The Ancestral Blackfoot household,” which incorporates... Read more

Jinka Receives SoA Research Stipend Award

Malavika Jinka, a first-year doctoral student in sociocultural anthropology, has been awarded a research stipend award for Spring/Summer 2021 from the Traditions, Transitions, Treasures Fund by the SoA awards committee. This award will support Malavika’s virtual research on the impact of conservation-induced displacement on women-... Read more

Stiner Brings SoA Fryxells to Three!

Earlier this week, on Monday, May 17, the Society for American Archaeology presented their Fryxell Award for Interdisciplinary Research to SoA Regents’ Professor, Dr. Mary Stiner. Dr. Stiner was chosen “for her creative methodological and theoretical perspectives, international impact, innovative teaching, exceptional student mentoring,... Read more

SBS Award for Rayshma!

Congratulations to the SoA’s own Rayshma Pereira, recipient of a 2021 SBS Outstanding Staff Award!

Rayshma assumed her position as Manager of Administration in the School in 2016. Not only does she serve as Director Diane Austin’s right-hand woman, but she oversees the hiring of graduate student assistants and... Read more

Carney Co-Authors AAA Statement on Separation of Families and Children

Associate Professor Megan Carney was part of writing a statement issued by the AAA this week and prepared in collaboration with the Anthropologist Action Network for Immigrants and Refugees and is endorsed by the Society for North American Anthropology, the Council on Anthropology and Education, and the Anthropology of Children and Youth... Read more

Herr and Douglass Talk and Interviews Now Available

A talk Sarah Herr (Ph.D. UArizona, 1999) and John Douglass (Adjunct Professor) gave at BYU last fall on the effects of the pandemic on the Cultural Resource Management industry is now available on-line for viewing. This talk was an updated version of one given in the SoA as part of its lecture series. In addition, both Sarah and John were interviewed... Read more

Retirement Farewell for Voyatzis

Professor Mary Voyatzis retired this Spring after 35 years as a faculty member at the University of Arizona. She was hired in 1986 in the expanding Classics Department, and became the pillar of Greek Archaeology and Modern Greek Language Instruction. She served as Classics Department Head from 2000 to 2009. Always a pioneer with a vision, when the... Read more

Parhassian Heritage Foundation Lecture: Dr. Susan O. Keitumetse

The Parrhasian Heritage Foundation, in collaboration with the Association of Heritage Consultants of Greece (ESDIAPOK), under the auspices of the University of Patras, is sponsoring a Zoom lecture on Tuesday, May 25, at 10:00 a.m. Tucson time. The speaker, Dr. Susan O. Keitumetse, UNESCO Chair Holder (African Heritage and Sustainable Development) at the University of Botswanna, will present “Identifying and Interpreting local African Identities in Protected Nature Landscapes: Towards... Read more