Recent Publications: Alum Ryan Publishes in Kiva

Alumna Susan Ryan (Ph.D. Arizona, 2013), director of archaeology at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, is a co-author of a recent article in Kiva—Journal of Southwestern Anthropology and History titled “Desirable Meat: The Social Context of Meat Procurement at Albert Porter Pueblo, a Great House Community in the Central Mesa Verde Region.” The paper examines how meat’s “availability and consumption relates to social organization in ancestral Pueblo communities... Read more

Commencement 2019

The 2019 edition of the School of Anthropology Commencement Brunch had a great turnout last Saturday, May 11. Drs. Vance Holliday and Robert Schon shared the duty of introducing the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science candidates to those present, and Dr. Ivy Pike introduced the Ph.D. candidates, several of whom are... Read more

Summer Session Fliers—Summer 2019

Watch this space for Summer Course flyers! Over the coming weeks, we'll provide links to flyers for SoA course offerings for summer session, 2019 edition. We have 16 courses in the summer session line-up, with informational fliers for ten of them so far:

5-Week Session I

Wilson, Jordan: ANTH 150B1 Many Ways of Being Human
Loveless, Erana: ANTH 160A1 World Archaeology
Fox, Matthew: ANTH 160D2 Origins of Human Diversity
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Wenner-Gren and CMES Funding for Karakus

School of Anthropology doctoral student Emrah Karakus was recently awarded a Wenner-Gren dissertation fieldwork grant for his project on the securitization of Kurdish queer lives. Emrah plans to start fieldwork for “Kurdish Lubunyas: Securitization of Queer Subjectivities in Kurdish Turkey” in January 2020.

In addition, in April... Read more

SoA at the 2019 SfAAs

Congratulations to all School of Anthropology and Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology students, faculty, and staff who participated in last week’s Society for Applied Anthropology meetings in Portland, Oregon! The 79th Annual Meeting of the SfAA took place March 19–23, 2019, and was organized around the theme Engaging Change in Turbulent Times.

The poster titled "The Cloth Diaper Pilot Project: Understanding Cultural Components of Cloth Diaper usage in Tucson, Arizona," by... Read more

In the Media: Mills on Science Friday

Regents’ Professor and former SoA Director Barbara Mills will be featured on Science Friday today, at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. If you couldn’t listen live, check out the podcast. Dr. Mills... Read more

In the Media: Carney Opinion Piece in the Star

Assistant Professor Megan Carney published a thoughtful opinion piece about her own daughter’s illness in the March 28 issue of the Arizona Daily Star. Dr. Carney is emerging as a powerful voice in the media for anthropology, health, and well-being in Tucson, the region, and beyond.... Read more

Mills Leads Linking Southwestern Heritage Through Archaeology Program, Tour

In a recent UANews press release, Regents' Professor Dr. Barbara Mills discusses the Linking Southwestern Heritage Through Archaeology... Read more

In the Media: Raichlen on Running and the Brain; Kuhn on Ancient Monkey Hunting

Associate Professor David Raichlen’s research on the effects of running on college-aged young adults are mentioned in a March 4 piece.

Professor Steven Kuhn comments on research from the Max Planck Institute about ancient hominins in Sri Lanka who hunted monkeys and turned their bones into projectiles for hunting more monkeys... Read more

Valentinsson Receives SLA Honorable Mention

ANLI Ph.D. candidate Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson has received an Honorable Mention for her submission to the Society for Linguistic Anthropology’s 2019 John Gumperz Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize. Along with the winner and two other honorable mentions, Valentinsson will present her submission at the 2019 Meeting of... Read more