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Another Member of the 2019 Grad Student Cohort

Apologies! Michelle Rascon was accidentally left out of our earlier piece about the new SoA graduate students. Here is her biography.

Michelle Rascon-Canales (she/her pronouns) is an incoming Ph.D. student under the tutelage of Dr. Linda Green. She is a graduate of the SoA with a dual major in Mexican... Read more

Health Sciences Post-doc for Crocker

SOA graduate Rebecca Crocker (Ph.D. 2016) accepted a position as Postdoctoral Research Associate with Dr. David Marrero in the Center for Border Health Disparities (CBORD) in the UA Health Sciences. In this new position, Rebecca will be working to develop and expand her research agenda related to the emotional health impacts of Mexican... Read more

Nichter Presents at Purdue

Regents’ Professor Emeritus Mark Nichter made a presentation on September 27, 2019 at Purdue University as part of their Anthropologies of Tomorrow Seminar Series. Dr. Nichter will speak on “Creating a Buruli Ulcer Community of Practice in Bankim, Cameroon as a Model for Community Outreach in Africa." (Anthro Digest date: 9/27/2019)

Ph.D. Alum Founds Independent Press

Sandra Schultz Navarro (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977; alumna, UA Dept. of Anthropology’s Archaeology Field School at Grasshopper Pueblo, 1972) is the founder of Cornsilk Press, an independent press publishing works of fiction and nonfiction appealing to readers enthusiastic about American history and culture (see Cornsilk Press has published six books by Sandra. (Anthro News date: 9/27/2019)... Read more

Attend the Undergrad Engagement Forum!

Faculty, grad students, and undergrads are all invited to attend the School of Anthropology’s 6th Annual Engagement Forum on Field Schools, Internships, Study Abroad, and Senior Theses on September 24. Come and hear our undergraduate students who have participated over the past year in an impressive variety of “outside the classroom” experiences that also include directed research projects and independent studies. Hear about research at the Orvieto Field School, the Tucson... Read more

BARA Team Takes on Hunger Walk 2019

This year the faculty, graduate research assistants, and interns of BARA’s Internship Program are tackling important local and regional challenges including:

  • Reducing Food Insecurity and Promoting Food Justice in Southeastern Arizona
  • Using Digital Archaeology and... Read more
Blake to Give AIA Talk

Associate Professor Emma Blake will kick off the 2019–2020 season of lectures from the Archaeological Institute of American, Tucson Society this year. She presents “The Stuff of Journeys: The Archaeology of Contemporary Undocumented Migrants in Western Sicily” on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in Haury room 129. AIA-Tucson invites... Read more

International Conference in Athens on Greece’s First Cultural Heritage Park

An international scientific conference was held on May 31, 2019 at Cotsen Hall at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens with the title “Protecting and Promoting the Values of the Cultural and Natural Environment in the areas where Arcadia, Messenia and Elis Meet.” The meeting was sponsored by the Parrhasian... Read more

In the Media: SoA Trio’s CASTAC Blog Post

Ph.D. student Rebecca Bedwell, medical anthropology grad student Ellen Estrada, and alum Julie Armin (Ph.D. 2015) published a fun little post about their research on Platypus: the CASTAC blog. CASTAC is the Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing, part of the General Anthropology Division of the American Anthropological Association.... Read more

SoA Students Shine at SWABA

Recently, three School of Anthropology graduate students and one recent undergraduate presented their work at the 7th Annual Conference of the Southwestern Association of Biological Anthropologists (SWABA) in Tempe, AZ. SoA participants' names, presentation titles, and abstracts are provided below. The conference program can be found here. Daniel Horschler’s talk won the award for best student podium... Read more