SoA Shines Once Again at SfAAs

Great news from the 2018 Society for Applied Anthropology meetings held in Philadelphia last week: Ph.D. student Rebecca Bedwell (left) received the Peter K. New award. She delivered her paper Thursday afternoon and was recognized at a dinner Thursday evening. Rebecca follows a long line of SoA awardees, including:... Read more

Williams to Give Keynote Address at Cambridge

On April 17, Associate Professor Brackette F. Williams will present one of two keynote lectures at the Crosscurrents of Commensuration Workshop. The workshop, which will be held April 16 and 17, is set to take place at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities at Cambridge University in the... Read more

Faculty, Grad Student to Participate in Agave Heritage Festival Event

An SoA faculty member and a grad student will be participating in an upcoming event at the Loft Cinema. The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the non-profit Tucson City of Gastronomy are co-sponsoring... Read more

Recent Publications: Mark Nichter Co-author on Two New Articles

As part of the Stop Buruli Consortium and other research in West Africa funded by the UBS Optimus Foundation, Regents’ Professor Mark Nichter is a co-author on two articles in the most recent issue of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases:

  • “Developing a Buruli ulcer community of practice in Bankim, Cameroon: A model for Buruli ulcer outreach in Africa.” PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 12(3): e0006238. https://... Read more
Recent Publications: Lamoreaux Co-edits New Volume

Assistant Professor Janelle Lamoreaux is an editor, with Sahra Gibbon, Barbara Prainsack, and Stephen Hilgartner, of a new publication released by Routledge on April 10. The Routledge Handbook of Genomics, Health and Society, 2nd edition, “forms a crucial research tool for both new students and established scholars across biomedicine and social sciences,” according to Routledge.... Read more

Gnanadesikan and Soza Are NSF-GRFP Recipients!

Congratulations to two School of Anthropology graduate students, who are among 2,000 nationwide to earn a Graduate Research Fellowship Program award from the National Science Foundation! The awardees were chosen from a pool of more than 12,000 applicants.

Gita Gnanadesikan (left) received an NSF-GRFP for her proposal “A... Read more

Hilton and Singletary Receive P.E.O. Scholar Awards!

Two SoA Ph.D. candidates are among the 100 women out of 741 nominees selected to receive a $15,000 P.E.O. Scholar Award for the 2018–2019 academic year! Congratulations! The P.E.O. Scholar Awards were established in 1991 by the International Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood to provide substantial merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral-level degree at an accredited college or university. Scholar Awards recipients are a select group of women... Read more

Blog Post from Grad Student Mead

Graduate student Kent Mead published a blog post reporting on the results of his internship with Archaeology Southwest, which entailed learning photogrammetric techniques to map archaeological sites in southwest New Mexico. Kent is using these data in his Master’s Thesis. The blog post, with examples of 3D-modeling, is available here.

Department Head Emeritus Thompson Writes in Honor of ASM Birthday

Raymond H. Thompson was head of the Department of Anthropology (as the SoA was then known) from 1964 to 1980. He is also Director Emeritus of Arizona State Museum, having led the museum from 1964 to 1997, and is the Fred A. Riecker Professor Emeritus of Anthropology. In celebration of ASM’s 125th anniversary, Dr. Thompson recently wrote an homage to the museum’s three founders, George Wylie Paul Hunt, Nathan Oakes Murphy, and Rufus Bernhard von KleinSmid.... Read more

In the Media: Alumna Crocker on AZPM

Rebecca Crocker (Ph.D. Arizona, 2016), research associate with the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology and project ethnographer with the Southwest Folklife Alliance, was recently featured in an Arizona Public Media story about how immigration-related stress negatively impacts health. You can... Read more