Two New Faces in Haury Building!

Two new staff members joined the School of Anthropology this past Monday, July 16. Please welcome Christine Duddleston and Uphaar Dooling!

We have a new senior business manager in the SoA Business Center: Christine Duddleston. Christine has 20 years of experience at the University of Arizona. She most recently served as the... Read more

Faculty Member Takes on New Role

Congratulations to Associate Professor Maribel Alvarez, the new Associate Dean for Community Engagement in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences! Dr. Alvarez is excited to take on this new role and also will be continuing as the Jim Griffith Chair of Folklore Studies. She will retain her positions in the School of Anthropology and Southwest Center, although her teaching and service loads will be adjusted so she has time to take on her new responsibilities.

Alumni News: Kelly Quoted in Web MD Article

Kim Kelly (PhD Arizona, 2016) is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Arizona’s Human-Animal Interaction Research Initiative. Dr. Kelly is quoted in a WebMD article released July 16 entitled “Can Dogs Keep Kids from Getting Allergies?” Read it here.

Departure of Treasured Staff Member Peralta

The School of Anthropology today (7/13/2018) bids a fond farewell to Veronica Peralta, Business Manager Senior in the SoA’s Business Center. Veronica, who joined the SoA in June 2012, is leaving for the greener pastures of the Marshall Business Center to take a position as one of three business managers serving the five SBS units managed out of that Center. In the words of SoA Professor and Director Diane Austin, “While this is difficult news for us to... Read more

Farewell to Affiliated Faculty McClelland

SoA affiliated Assistant Professor John McClelland (Ph.D. Arizona, 2003) retired from his position as Osteology Lab Manager at the beginning of July. Dr. McClelland has been an active and committed affiliated faculty member; he has taught the SoA’s course on Human Osteology, has mentored graduate students, and has given guest lectures. Several faculty members, grad students, and alumni have expressed their appreciation for Dr. McClelland; you can read them below. The SoA is... Read more

Ecklund Is Spicer Foundation Grant Recipient

Congratulations to graduate student Elizabeth Ecklund, 2018 recipient of the Edward H. and Rosamond B. Spicer Foundation mini-grant! Elizabeth has been awarded $1,000 for her “research related to the social memory of clean water in relation to the ancient O’odham irrigation canals and O’odham settlements.” Read about Elizabeth’s mini-grant in... Read more

Grad College Seed Grant Awarded

The School of Anthropology has been awarded $32,004.00 from the Graduate College for a new, university-wide effort entitled “Reducing Time of Doctoral Degree Seed Grant.” The application, spearheaded by graduate students Rachel Rosenbaum and Elizabeth Eklund, awards funding for the SoA to hire a graduate research assistant to create and compile an online professional development toolkit for graduate students and to put together a mentorship workshop series... Read more

Recent Publications: New Volume from Alum Madeiros

Melanie Medeiros (PhD Arizona, 2014) is the author of a new monograph from Rutgers University Press. Marriage, Divorce, and Distress in Northeast Brazil: Black Women's Perspectives on Love, Respect, and Kinship is available for purchase on the RUP website; you can view the table of contents and reviews of the volume too. Dr. Medeiros... Read more

In the Media: Reineke Writes Opinion Piece for NPR

Robin Reineke (PhD Arizona, 2016), Executive Director of Colibrí Center for Human Rights, wrote an Op Ed that appeared in NPR’s Latino USA. “When Family Separation Is Forever” explores a long history of inflicting suffering on immigrants in the name of deterrence. “Not only is the strategy ineffective, it is also deadly,” posits Dr. Reineke. Read the essay... Read more

SoA Contributes Courses and Instructors to New Start

Elizabeth Eklund, with Charla Dain

For the fourth consecutive year, the School of Anthropology is participating in the University of Arizona’s New Start program. Now in its 50th summer, New Start is an intensive, six-week summer bridge program designed as a comprehensive introduction to the university that helps with the transition from high school to college. The program has proven that it boosts retention rate at the UA, with New Start Students continuing into their second... Read more