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MacLean Receives NIA Award for Study on Dog Cognitive Aging

Evan MacLean, Assitant Professor, recently received a $300,000 award from the National Institute of Aging to help develop a companion dog model of Alzheimer’s disease. This work will be conducted as a part of the nationwide ... Read more

In the Media: Akarsu Interviewed for American Ethnological Society

Hayal Akarsu, a 2018 Ph.D. alum, was interviewed for an online piece from the American Ethnological Society about her recent article “Citizen Forces: The Politics of Community Policing in Turkey.” The article appeared in the latest issue of ... Read more

In the Media: Pearson Speaks with UA@Work

An August 25th interview from UA@Work features Charlotte Pearson, Assistant Professor of Dendrochronology, Anthropology, and Geosciences, in a conversation about the latest version of the IntCal20 radiocarbon calibration curve. Dr. Pearson was a member of the team that released three articles about the recalibration this summer. ... Read more

In the Media: MacLean Quoted in Post Piece on Dog Genetics

A Washington Post article from August 10 that explores “Which pups will make the grade as a service dog?” includes comments... Read more

Recent Publications: Social Science & Medicine Article from Lee

Ph.D. student Amanda A. Lee and her co-authors from Washington University in St. Louis had an article recently published in Social... Read more

Recent Publications: Carney Co-Edits American Anthropologist Forum

Assistant Professor Megan Carney co-edited a Vital Topics forum for the latest issue of American Anthropologist. ... Read more

Alumni Publication: New Volume from Martinez (B.A. '05)

Aja Y. Martinez (B.A. 2005), who is also a Ph.D. alum of the UArizona English Department (Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English, 2012), has just released a book titled Counterstory: The Rhetoric and... Read more

Fall 2020 Welcome from SoA Director

Welcome/Welcome Back! A special welcome to our new undergraduates, our incoming graduate student cohort (see bios in this edition), Academic Advisor Sandra Holm, and Assistant Professor Stefanie Graeter! As we embark on the new semester, the first we have begun while in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, I wish all students, faculty, and staff a very successful semester. Thanks to everyone who worked throughout the summer to help establish... Read more

Introducing the 2020 Cohort of SoA Graduate Students

Please join us in welcoming the School of Anthropology’s 2020 incoming graduate students! (Anthro News date: 08/28/2020)

Skylar Benedict is a first year Ph.D. student in Sociocultural Anthropology with a minor in Environmental Anthropology. He received a B.A. in Liberal Arts and a major in Anthropology from Florida Atlantic... Read more

Alum MacLellan Is ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow

Congratulations to alum ... Read more