Save the Date! 2018 Sabbagh Lecture, February 22

It’s time to mark your calendars! The 2018 Sabbagh Lecture, number 26 in the annual series, will take place on Thursday, February 22. 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 year is Michael Gilsenan, Ph.D., who is the David B. Kriser Professor in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies at New York University.... Read more

Upcoming Events, 1/26/2018 Edition

•    January 27, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Soutwest Folklife Alliance Seminar: Dr. Brackette Williams, “When Good Death Is Bad Death.” More information
•    February 1, 2:00 p.m.: SoA Lecture Series: Mark Kenoyer (University of Wisconsin, Madison), “Indus Technology and Regional Interaction:... Read more

Alumnus Named to MCC Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Dr. Richard Effland, Jr. (M.A. Arizona, 1971) on being named to the Mesa Community Alumni Association Hall of Fame for his excellence in teaching Anthropology at MCC for 25 years. Dr. Effland, who received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University in 1979, credits his professional success to the foundation... Read more

CAS Visiting Fellowship for Olsen

Regents’ Professor Emeritus John Olsen has been awarded a prestigious Chinese Academy of Sciences Visiting Fellowship. This three-year award, from the CAS President’s International Fellowship Initiative (中国科学院国际人才计划), will provide support for Olsen to spend three months each year conducting Paleolithic archaeological research with Chinese... Read more

Recent Publications: Jonna Yarrington in Economic Anthropology

An article by doctoral candidate Jonna Yarrington has just been published in Economic Anthropology (vol. 5, no. 1). The article, “Sucre indigène and sucre colonial: Reconsidering the splitting of the French national sugar market, 1800-1860,” examines the competition between French beet sugar industry and French Caribbean cane sugar, and “argues that reconsidering the sugar question provides evidence for a shift in the political–economic concept of colony.”... Read more

Austin Joins Gulf Research Program Panel

Professor and SoA Director Diane Austin has been appointed to a two-year term on the Gulf Research Program Advisory Board. The Gulf Research Program was established at the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine as part of the settlements in the criminal cases with the companies responsible for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon... Read more

Romano Productive in Athens, Princeton

Professor David Gilman Romano, who is on sabbatical for academic year 2017–2018, spent October and November in Athens working in the Blegen Library of the American School of Classical Studies. His main focus was writing articles for and editing Volumes I and II of a projected four volume series concerning the results of the Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey... Read more

Williams Presents at SFA Seminar

Medical decisions, funerary practices, and even the public memorialization of death have become increasingly entangled in webs of class, race, nationalism, and cultural differences. In these sociocultural webs, care of the dying has undergone significant technological and legal changes. These changes have increased the types of institutions available to the dying. At the same time, differences in national regulations of choice in the timing of death have turned these matters into... Read more

Recent Publications: Ismael Sánchez-Morales on Clovis Tools

The January issue of PaleoAmerica: A Journal of Early Human Migration and Dispersal features an article by Ph.D. candidate Ismael Sánchez-Morales  (pictured) entitled “The Clovis Lithic Assemblage from El Fin del Mundo, Sonora, Mexico: Evidence of Upland Campsite Localities.” The paper presents a summarized description of the Clovis stone tools from El Fin del Mundo... Read more

Recent Publications: Osborn Article in Language & Communication

Dana Osborne (Ph.D. Arizona, 2015) is the author of a new article in Language & Communication. Read ““Ay, nosebleed!”: Negotiating the place of English in contemporary Philippine linguistic life” here.