NIH Grant for Tecot and MacLean

Associate Professor Stacey Tecot and Assistant Professor Evan MacLean have received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health for their project titled “Oxytocin Pathways and the Health Effects of Human-Animal Interaction.” The grant will provide $436,860 over the next two years for collaborative work involving the Arizona Canine

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High Ranking for SoA in PLOS One Article

Last week PLOS One published an article that highlights UA; the article is titled “Market Share and Recent Hiring Trends in Anthropology Faculty Positions.” A major focus of the article is to describe why, how, and the effects of US academic institutions graduating more people with anthropology degrees than the market can bear (although the authors recognize... Read more

Astroth to Present Webinar for Colorado Rock Art Association

Kirk Astroth, a student in the MA in Applied Archaeology program, is giving a webinar on “The Elusive and Enigmatic Labyrinth Glyphs of the American Southwest” for the Colorado Rock Art Association. The webinar, which takes place at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, is open to the public. Click here to join the webinar; follow the instructions for Zoom.

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Faculty Presentations: Zhang Speaks at University of Pennsylvania

Associate Professor Qing Zhang gave a lecture on September 14 at the 28th Annual Nessa Wolfson Colloquium, hosted by the Educational Linguistics Division of the Graduate School of Education at the University Pennsylvania. The title of her talk was “Linguistic Innovation and the Transformation of Stylistic Regimes in China.” Learn more about Dr. Zhang’s lecture here.

Recent Publications: Cotter and Valentinsson Publish in Journal of Sociolinguistice

ANLI doctoral candidates William Cotter and Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson have published a joint paper in the Journal of Sociolinguistics. “Bivalent class indexing in the sociolinguistics of specialty coffee talk” focuses on the discourse of the specialty coffee industry, and how it is used in North America to... Read more

Recent Publications: Valentinsson Authors Language in Society Article

ANLI doctoral candidate Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson has published in Language in Society, a top journal in sociolinguistics. Her article, "Stance and the construction of authentic celebrity persona", analyzes how different linguistic stance-taking strategies shape perceptions of authenticity in the context of media and pop culture. The article is available via Online FirstView at Read more

SOA Rocks Annual UA Meet Your Major Fair!

The School of Anthropology was once again well represented at the annual Meet Your Major Fair at the UA Student Union on September 18th. The Fair is sponsored by the combined UA Colleges of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. Advisors and other representatives from majors across campus are all together ready to provide undergraduate students information on the 120 majors available on campus. SOA volunteers included graduate students Emilio Rodriguez-Alvarez, Jordan Krummel... Read more

Odegaard and Watkinson Receive Conservation Grant

Dr. Nancy Odegaard (PI; Professor of Anthropology and Arizona State Museum Head of Preservation) and Gina Watkinson (co-PI; doctoral student and ASM Senior Conservation Lab Coordinator) have been awarded an Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant of $230,716 under the Museums for America program. Conservators will study and stabilize cradleboards and basketry hats in the collections of the Arizona State Museum. The museum's conservators and... Read more

Douglass to Chair Amerind Seminar

School of Anthropology affiliate Dr. John Douglass and colleague Christine D. Beaule (University of Hawai’i at Mānoa) has organized a seminar as part of the Amerind Museum Brown Bag series. The seminar, “Identity, Cultural Persistence, and Transformation among Spanish Colonialisms,” takes place at Amerind on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at 12:00 pm–1:00 pm and is free.... Read more

Archaeology Café to Feature Watson

Associate Professor James Watson will speak at the first Archaeology Café of the 2018–2019 season. Dr. Watson’ October 2 talk is titled “Blood Flowed like Water: Violence among the Sonoran Desert’s Earliest Irrigation Communities.” Archaeology Southwest presents its Archaeology Café series at Tucson’s Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Boulevard, and in Phoenix at Changing Hands Bookstore. The Tucson events begin at 5:30; attendees may purchase food and refreshments from The Loft... Read more