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Faculty Presentations: Hasaki Gives Stanford Humanities Center Talk

Eleni Hasaki (Associate Professor Anthropology/Classics) was invited to present her research at Stanford Humanities Center, in the Blokker Research Workshop on Standardization in Ancient Economies. Her talk was titled “Standardization and Innovation in Potters’ Communities of Ancient Greece.” For an abstract of her talk,... Read more

Recent Publications: Fladd, Hedquist, and Adams Publish in Journal of Anthropological Archaeology

Volume 61 of the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology includes an article by alumni Samantha Fladd (Ph.D. UArizona 2018) and Saul Hedquist (Ph.D. UArizon 2017), and Professor Emeritus E. Charles Adams titled “Trash Reconsidered: A Relational Approach to Deposition in the Pueblo Southwest” (... Read more

Alum Johnson (2015) to Moderate Boston University Webinar Series

Amy Johnson (B.A. 2015) is now pursuing a Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy (Food Studies) at Boston University. The BU Gastronomy Student Association will be hosting a series of virtual speaking engagements centered on diversity and inclusion in the beverage community during the month of March. “The Curse of Connoisseurship:... Read more

Alum Silverman (2015) Publishes on Anthropology and Grief

Gila Silverman (Ph.D. 2015) co-edited a special issue of the journal Death Studies, focusing on Anthropology and Grief. The issue’s introduction, "Culture and grief: Ethnographic perspectives on ritual, relationships and remembering", co-written by Silverman, Aurélien Baroiller (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium), and Susan R.... Read more

Special Notice for SoA Honors Student

Henry Gorton, an Honors senior in Anthropology and Religious Studies, was featured for the Honors Student Spotlight in January (sorry we just heard about this, Henry!). Henry’s Honors thesis advisor is the School of Anthropology’s Director, Dr. Diane Austin. In the question-and-answer piece, Henry describes the focus of his... Read more

Rosenbaum Publishes Reflections on CLIMAS Fellowship

Doctoral candidate Rachel Rosenbaum published her reflections on conducting collaborative research through times of hardship, focusing on the unique challenges of conducting research across borders, and through pandemics and disasters. Her piece “Caring in Crisis: Challenges and Lessons in Practicing Collaborative Research in 2020”... Read more

Benitez Co-Edits Special Issue of Evolutionary Anthropology

Second year Ph.D. student Robert Acio Benitez is a co-editor of a special issue of Evolutionary Anthropology titled “The Extended Evolutionary Synthesis and Human Origins: Archaeological Perspectives.” Robert also co-wrote the introduction to the special issue, and Regents' Professor Mary Stiner’s article “The challenges of... Read more

BARA Teams with SERI for HUD Grant

The Sonora Environmental Research Institute, Inc. (SERI), a Tucson-based nonprofit organization dedicated to utilizing community participatory research to support disadvantaged and marginalized... Read more

CAA/AIC Awards Odegaard

Nancy Odegaard, Professor Emerita, has been awarded the 2021 College Art Association/ American Institute for Conservation Award for Distinction in Scholarship and Conservation. Founded in 1911, The College Art Association of America is the principal organization in the United States that promotes excellence in... Read more

Nichter Presents at World Affairs Conference

Regents’ Professor Emeritus Mark Nichter was a member of a panel that considered the impact of COVID-19 on society. During the St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs, on February 24, 2021, Dr. Nichter spoke on the impact of... Read more