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SoA and the Prison Education Project

The School of Anthropology has a strong presence in the Prison Education Project at the AZ State Prison complex in Tucson. The project is an initiative led by the University of Arizona’s English department. Recently, Professor Terry Hunt presented a lecture titled “Solving the Mystery of Easter Island” to 59 students from the high-security... Read more

Faculty Presentations: Carney Speaks at Villanova

Assistant professor Megan Carney was an invited speaker at Villanova University this week as part of their Food Matters series. Dr. Carney gave a talk on her book The Unending Hunger: Tracing Women and Food Insecurity across Borders. ... Read more

In the Media: MacLean in Psychology Today

Recent research by Assistant Professor Evan MacLean is the subject of an October 11 article from Psychology Today. The article “How Much of Dog Behavior Is Linked to Breed Genetics?” is by Stanley Coren; read it now... Read more

West African Migration Panel on Monday

This coming Monday, October 14 from 4 to 6 p.m., the School of Anthropology will host a panel presentation and discussion on “Crisis in West African Migration to Europe: The roles of Grassroots NGOs, the Diaspora, and Academia.”

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Inomata and Triadan on New York Times Site

Archaeological research by SoA Professors, Takeshi Inomata and Daniela Triadan, is featured on the New York Times website.

Drs. Inomata and Triadan have been examining the origins of Maya civilization in the Mexican state... Read more

Fall 2019 Undergrad Engagement Seminar

The 6th Annual School of Anthropology Engagement Seminar was held last Tuesday, September 24. The event, organized by Dr. Vance Holliday (SoA Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies), is an opportunity for our undergraduate students to share their engagement activities over the past year including study abroad, field schools, independent studies, directed research projects, internships, and senior theses. The event is also a means of encouraging other students to... Read more

Strong SoA Representation at Meet Your Major Fair

SOA graduate students and faculty represented the Anthropology program and the undergraduate Anthropology major at the annual Meet Your Major Fair on September 25th. The Fair is an annual opportunity for UA undergraduate students to gather information about majors of interest all in one place. Academic advisers from across campus were available to answer questions and discuss majors. A big thank you to Anthropology faculty and graduates students who helped to engage prospective majors,... Read more

Alum Borck Interviewed about Fieldwork as Justice

American Archaeology Magazine conducted an onsite interview during the summer 2019 field season with SoA alum Lewis Borck (Ph.D. Arizona, 2016) at his joint Institute for Field Research/Universiteit Leiden sponsored field school. This interview is published in the magazine’s Fall 2019 issue (“Understanding a Misunderstood People”). If you absolutely cannot go another day without reading this riveting account of Lewis’ approach to fieldwork as landscape/historical... Read more

News from Professor Stoffle’s Research Team

The research team headed by School of Anthropology Professor Rich Stoffle just completed an ethnobotany report that is the foundation for establishing a Plant Gathering Agreement between the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and Buffalo National River in Arkansas. The Plant Gathering Rule (36 CFR Part 2), established by the... Read more

BARA Interns Part of Environment Showcase

This past Wednesday, September 25, participants in BARA’s Internship program took part in the UA Environment Showcase. The event is a showcase of environmental opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students with a variety of UA colleges, departments, and student organizations, as well as non-profits and government agencies from outside the... Read more