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2021–2022 SoA Dissertation Fellowships Announced

The School of Anthropology is pleased to announce that the SoA Graduate Fellowships Committee has accomplished the challenging task of selecting among an extraordinary pool of applications to award four full-year dissertation awards for 2021–2022. Congratulations to our fellowship recipients: 

Haury Dissertation Fellowship: Caitlin McPherson... Read more

Faculty, Alumni Participate in SW Center Panel

On Friday, April 30, 2021, the Southwest Center and the Amerind Museum cohosted the virtual seminar “The Border and Its Bodies: The Embodiment of Risk in the U.S.-México Borderlands.” Professor Thomas Sheridan moderated the panel and discussions. Panelists were SoA alums Drs. Robin Reineke and Rebecca Crocker (both Ph.D. 2016) and Professor Linda Green, along with Vicki Gaubeca, Director of the Southern Border Communities... Read more

2021 Dozier Award Recipients Announced

Congratulations to Jordan Wilson and A.G. Steig! Jordan’s paper “Negotiating Infant Personhood in Death: Interpreting atypical burials in the Late Roman Infant and Child Cemetery at Poggio Gramignano (Italy)” was selected as the 2021 School of Anthropology Dozier Award recipient. The award includes a $500 cash prize. A.G.’s paper “Ecology of the Possible: Climate Change and Forest Management” received second place and a $250 cash prize. Both awardees are... Read more

Spring 2021 Commencement Message from the Director


As we conclude the 2020-2021 academic year, we look back on a year unlike any we have experienced. This week’s virtual celebration of graduates reminded us that, even during challenging and uncertain times, our students, staff, and faculty can pull together, put others before themselves, and succeed. We recognize the tremendous toll the COVID-19 pandemic has taken and is continuing to take on our world and remember those we have lost—our colleagues, peers, community... Read more

Spring 2021 Undergraduate Commencement Biographies

Only graduates who provided biographies or photos are listed here.

Anthro News Digest date: 05/14/2021

Abril Chavez, B.A.Abril Chavez is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a Bachelor of Science in Plant Sciences. Abril was born in Mexico City and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, but has... Read more

Spring 2021 Commencement Biographies - Graduate Degrees

Doctoral Degrees

Emma Bunkley
Advisor: Dr. Ivy L. Pike
Dissertation title: Diabetic Living:  Senegalese Women’s Experiences with Metabolic Illness
Dr. Emma Bunkley is excited to be joining the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine as a postdoctoral research associate.... Read more

Summer Session Flyers—Summer 2021

Watch this space for Summer Course flyers! Over the coming weeks, we'll provide links to flyers for SoA course offerings for summer session, 2021 edition. We have informational flyers for ten courses so far:

5-Week Session I

ANTH 160A1, World Archaeology. Instructor: Lindsay Montgomery
... Read more

Two Wenner-Grens Announced

The School of Anthropology is proud to present the latest SoA Wenner-Gren recipients, Ashleigh Thompson and Paula Ugalde. Hearty congratulations to both! Here’s a look at their projects.

With the Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, Ashleigh Thompson (left) can begin fieldwork for her... Read more

IDRF Fellowship for Kaya

Graduate student Ziya Kaya has been awarded the Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship (SSRC-IDRF). Ziya will use this award to conduct his dissertation research, tentatively titled “Digital Data Farming: Technology, Tradition, and the Remaking of Livelihoods in Turkish Agriculture,” in 2022 under the... Read more

2021 P.E.O. Scholars Announced

The School of Anthropology is pleased to congratulate three new P.E.O. Scholar Award recipients this year! Rachel RosenbaumKelsey Hanson, and Sarah Renkert (pictured left to right) are three members of a cohort of 100 doctoral students in the U. S. and Canada selected to receive a Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood in 2021. The P.E.O. Scholar... Read more