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Recent Publications: Plemons Collaborates on New Forensic Anthropology Article

Associate Professor Eric Plemons joined Sean Tallman and Caroline Kincer, colleagues from Boston University’s School of Medicine, to write about the status of transgender people in forensic anthropological research. The new article is titled “Centering Transgender Individuals in Forensic Anthropology and Expanding Binary Sex Estimation in Casework and Research” (Forensic Anthropology, 2021; DOI: 10.5744/fa.2020.0030). 

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Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 26, 2021

Alum Magrath Is Keynote Speaker for Online Seminar 

Priscilla Magrath (Ph.D. Arizona 2016), recently promoted to Senior Lecturer in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH) here at the UA, gave a key-note presentation at an international webinar on “Health Promotion, Community Empowerment and Literacy Education on Prevention of Covid-19” hosted by Universitas Indonesia on Wednesday, March 24. The seminar was... Read more

Juhasz Presents at SPEAC Conference

Bryn Mawr Colleges student group SPEAC (Students Promoting Equity in Archaeology and Classics) held its spring conference March 12–13 via Zoom. The conference title was “Now and Then: (In)equity and Marginalization in Ancient Mediterranean Studies.” Ph.D. student Julia Juhasz delivered a paper on the “classical world” as a part of the... Read more

Introducing UIR Scholar in Residence, Scholar Emeritus Spouse

We are pleased to introduce the new University Indian Ruin Scholar, Lisa Young, and her husband, John Speth, who was UIR Scholar in the summers of 2016 and 2019. Two publications John worked on while at UIR are listed here

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Parrhasian Heritage Park Field School Celebrates 10thAnniversary

In commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the Parrhasian Heritage Park Field School, The Parrhasian Heritage Foundation of Tucson, in collaboration with the Association of Cultural Heritage Consultants (ESDIAPOK) in Athens, and under the auspices of the Department of History–Archaeology, University of Patras, has organized a series of lectures during 2020–2021 to host leading scholars and professionals from across the globe, specializing in the field of Heritage Management. The series... Read more

In the Media: Latest in Puppy Research from AZ Canine Cognition Center

A March 17 piece from Science explores why “…adorable puppies may help explain why dogs understand our body language.” The puppies in question are 375 Labrador and golden retriever pups that participated in a study designed by Assistant Professor Evan MacLean and his research team in the Arizona Canine Cognition Center lab. The project involved pointing, eye contact, and more; ... Read more

Recent Publications: Belt and Road Post from Hai Ren

Associate Professor Hai Ren has published an essay titled “Infrastructure as a Planetary Sculpture: The Future of the Belt and... Read more

Alum Writes About Her Ancestors

Sandra Schultz Navarro (Ph.D. Arizona, 1977; alumna, UA Dept. of Anthropology’s Archaeology Field School at Grasshopper Pueblo, 1972) has published a work of nonfiction titled Diary of 90-Year-Old A.E. Schenck: Pioneer Descendant in the Village of Baltimore, Ohio, 1952-1953. The book recounts a time when entertainment was... Read more

Alum Velasco (2017) Heads to London School of Economics

Teresa Velasco, who graduated from the School of Anthropology in 2017 with a B.A., will be heading off to the London School of Economics to pursue a graduate degree in urbanization and development. ... Read more

Malavika Jinka Receives GPSC ReaP Grant

Malavika Jinka, a first-year doctoral student in sociocultural anthropology, has received the Research and Project grant from the Graduate and Professional Student Council. This summer, in her project, “Impact of Conservation-induced Displacement on Women-centric Rituals and Identities: A Preliminary Research,” Malavika will explore how... Read more