Grad Students Help Secure Grant for Seminars

The Food Security and Social Justice Network received a grant to host lunchtime seminars in which graduate students will have the opportunity to present their research on food-related topics. Three graduate students in the School of Anthropology—Sarah Renkert, Grace Steig, and Ziya Kaya—helped write the grant. As Sarah points out, “Any graduate student would be welcome to present.” Anyone interested in participating can reach FSSJN at... Read more

Carney Volume Spurs Action in California

Assistant Professor Megan Carney’s first book, The Unending Hunger: Tracing Women and Food Insecurity across Borders (University of California Press, 2015), was selected for California Center for the Book’s 2019 Book to Action ( by... Read more

OPAC’s Third Thursday to Feature Alumna Seymour

Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s Januray 2019 “Third Thursday Food for Thought” dinner will feature the presentation “Stalking the Lieutenant: The 1871 Juh-Cushing Ambush Site” by Dr. Deni J. Seymour (Ph.D. Arizona, 1990). The event will take place at Karichimaka Mexican Restaurant, 5252 S. Mission Road, Tucson, on Thursday, January 17, 6:00–8:30 p.m. Free (Order your own dinner off of the restaurant’s menu).... Read more

In the Media: Dog Behavior Rooted in DNA

A January 7 article from Science Magazine provides an overview of recent work from the Arizona Canine Cognition Center. Assistant Professor Evan MacLean is... Read more

Valentinsson Secures Marshall Foundation Fellowship

Congratulations to ANLI Ph.D. candidate Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson! She has been awarded a 2019 Louise Foucar Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship. Her dissertation “Language Use and Global Media Circulation among Argentine Fans of English Mass Media” was awarded the prize “on the basis of [its] topic, methodology... Read more

Watson to Teach ASM Master Class

Associate Professor James Watson will teach a four-session master class sponsored by Arizona State Museum. Titled “The Dawn of Agriculture in the Desert West,” the class will take place over four consecutive Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Silver and Sage Room of Old Main. Participants will learn about the... Read more

Amerind to Screen Agave Is Life

Amerind Museum invites you to “Agave Is Life: Film Viewing” next Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Agave Is Life is the story of mankind’s symbiotic alliance with the marvelous agave plant from which tequila, Mexico’s iconic distilled spirit, is derived. Told through the lens of archaeological and historical investigations, this colorful film with both original and traditional folk music relies upon ethnographic materials, archival footage, and interviews to... Read more

Recent Publications: Carney Contributes to First Issue of Migration and Society

A new article co-written by Assistant Professor Megan Carney was published this past week in the inaugural issue of Migration and Society. The article, “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Refugee and Migration Studies: Lessons from Collaborative Research on Sanctuary in the Changing Times of Trump,” is open access for the next month;... Read more

Alumni News: In Memoriam: Scott Ryerson

Scott Ryerson (M.A. 1972) passed away in Tucson on December 23, 2018. Scott conducted nearly lifelong research into the ethnic and tourist art of northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. He published articles in Kiva and the Journal of the Southwest on Seri ironwood carving and the potters of Mata Ortiz, among others. For many years he also operated an ethnic arts shop in Tucson. (Anthro News date:1/1/2019)

Scholar’s Award for Robin Williams

Robin Williams is the December 2018 recipient of the School of Anthropology’s Scholar’s Award. Robin earned her B.S. in Anthropology, with a focus on archaeological sciences. She wrote a senior thesis on “Animal Effigies from the Casas Grandes Region, Mexico,” which was based on original research in the Arizona State Museum and Amerind Foundation collections. Robin is shown here with her thesis advisor, Regents’ Professor Barbara Mills. (Anthro News date... Read more