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Recent Publications: Alvarez and Nabhan Write about “Strategies to Broaden Knowledge

Associate Professor Maribel Alvarez and Gary Nabhan (Research Social Scientist, Southwest Studies Center) have published a conversation in the 2018 issue of the Journal of Folklore and Education. Read “Strategies to Broaden Knowledge: Citizen Scientists and... Read more

In the Media: Recent Science Advances Article Fares Well in World Media

A few weeks ago we announced a new article in Science Advances by Professor Vance Holliday, Regents’ Professor Emeritus Vance Haynes, Josh Reuther (PhD Arizona, 2013), Shane Miller (PhD Arizona, 2014), Todd Surovell (PhD Arizona, 2003), “and a cast of dozens.” The article, “... Read more

Vásquez-León, CLAS Receive Department of Education Grant

The Center for Latin American Studies has received $1.9 million from the U.S. Department of Education Title VI program. This four-year grant will allow CLAS to support international research, public programming, and training initiatives in collaboration with their more than 140 affiliated faculty across the UA campus and Latin America experts across the world. The Center was named a Title VI Comprehensive National Resource Center (NRC) and awarded Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS)... Read more

Alumni Seymour to Speak in Arizona Pathfinder's Brown Bag Series

School of Anthropology associate Dr. Deni Seymour (Ph.D. Arizona, 1990) will present the lecture “Stalking the Lieutenant: The 1871 Juh-Cushing Ambush Site” as part of the Arizona Pathfinders’ Brown Bag Series on October 18 at the Arizona History Museum. Read about the lecture here.

Recent Publications: Stoffle Team Publishes on Ute Heritage Tree

The School of Anthropology (Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology) research team headed by Professor Rich Stoffle has a new article in the International Journal of Intangible Heritage. Titled “‘Grandfather Tree’: Ute Horror at the Killing of a Heritage Tree,” the article is about a grandfather tree that was removed/killed without consultation with the culturally associated tribes. It argues for the need to have an ongoing cultural heritage discussions between peoples of... Read more

BARA Team to Participate in Hunger Walk

Please join us for the Annual Hunger Walk with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona!

The Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA) is putting together a team to participate in this year's walk which will take place on Saturday, September 15. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 8:00 a.m.! We plan to go right at 8:00 to beat the heat. Everyone and anyone is welcome to join; please invite family and friends to join you! It’s a great opportunity to see... Read more

Introducing the 2018 Cohort of SoA Grad Students

Today we welcome the School of Anthropology’s 2018 incoming graduate students!

Kirk A. Astroth (left) grew up in Utah and spent most of his youth exploring the canyons, ruins, and rock art of southern Utah and Colorado. A 1980 crash on a mountain peak ended his eight-year helitack and fire-fighting career with the U.S. Forest... Read more

Ancient Fire and Bison on Arizona Science

A radio interview with Professor Maria Nieves Zedeño regarding the discovery of prehistoric fire use by Blackfoot bison hunters to improve grasslands near their hunting complexes will be aired on Arizona Science at 12 noon, Friday August 31, on AZPM NPR 89.1. The study, conducted in collaboration with alumni Christopher Roos  (PhD Arizona, 2008) and Kacy Hollenback  (PhD Arizona, 2012) (both now at Southern Methodist University), was... Read more

Stinnett and Genovese Contribute to Anthropology News

Alumni Ashley Stinnett (PhD Arizona, 2014) and Taylor Genovese (BA Arizona, 2013) are part of a baker’s dozen of anthropologists who answer the question, “What’s in Your Bag, Anthropologists?” in a July 18, 2018 piece for Anthropology News. Read the article here. Dr. Stinnett is now an assistant professor at Western Kentucky... Read more

SoA Undertakes Important Grad College-Funded Project

The Graduate College is funding an initiative to improve graduate student time-to-degree rates. Through this program, they offer seed grants for units to work on improving student productivity and credentialing. The School of Anthropology is excited to participate in this initiative with the announcement of funding a seed grant entitled “Efficiently Navigating to Degree.” The grant was written by AGUA members and current graduate students Rachel Rosenbaum and ... Read more

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