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Rebecca Mountain
rmount@email.arizona.edu
I am a Ph.D. candidate in the archaeology program, with a specific focus on bioarchaeology. My dissertation research focuses on the evolution of osteoporosis and skeletal fragility in modern humans, as well as possible selective pressures driving the gracilization of the human skeleton. I am also...
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Jessica L Munson
Ph.D. Program
jlmunson@email.arizona.edu
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Beth Alpert Nakhai
Associate Professor of Anthropology (Judaic Studies)
bnakhai@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-5762
FAX: 520-626-5767
Office: Louise Foucar Marshall Bldg, Room 420
Office Location: Marshall Bldg., Suite 420 Beth Alpert Nakhai is an Associate Professor in the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies, and an affiliated member of the School of Anthropology.  In addition, she is affiliated with the School of Middle East...
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Jessica Fae Nelson
PhD Candidate
jfnelson@email.arizona.edu
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Mark Nichter
Regents' Professor and Professor of Anthropology, Public Health, Family Medicine
mnichter@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520.621.2665
FAX: 520.621.2088
Office: Emil W. Haury Building, Room 214
I am a sociocultural anthropologist who specializes in medical anthropology and has considerable field experience in Global Health, health disparities, and ethnomedicine broadly defined. I have conducted research on a wide range of topics from child survival and reproductive health to emerging...
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Mimi Nichter
Professor of Anthropology, Joint Appointments in Public Health and Family and Consumer Resources
mimin@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520.626.9067
FAX: 520.621.2088
Office: Geronimo Building, Room 318
I am a sociocultural anthropologist whose research focuses in the area of medical anthropology. I have long standing interests in health and development both in the United States as well as in South and Southeast Asia. I have an extensive background working in maternal and child health and women's...
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Caitria O'Shaughnessy
Caitria O'Shaughnessy is a second year MA student in the Applied Archaeology program. She spent her undergrad at Skidmore College where she graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology and a minor in History. Caitria has participated in field projects in Ireland, Senegal, and coastal Georgia, in addition...
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Nancy N. Odegaard
Professor of Anthropology, Retired, Conservator (ASM), Professor (MSE)
odegaard@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520.621.6314
FAX: 520.621.2976
Office: Arizona State Museum South, Room 125A
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John W. Olsen
Regents' Professor Emeritus
jwo@arizona.edu
Capping a 36-year career on the faculty of the University of Arizona, John Olsen retired from UA in 2016 to focus his energies on fieldwork and research.  He is a former Head of the UA Department of Anthropology (1998-2008) and is now Executive Director of the Je Tsongkhapa Endowment for Central...
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Dana Osborne
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology
dosborne@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-6295
FAX: 520-621-2088
Office: Haury 310A
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology PhD, May 2015. http://www.wennergren.org/grantees/osborne-dana-marie
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Lisa Palacios
BA (2010) Anthropology, University of Arizona MA (2014) American Indian Studies, University of Arizona PhD (in progress) Anthropology, University of Arizona
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Saffo Papantonopoulou
Anthropology and Middle East Studies Dual PhD
saffo@email.arizona.edu
My research traces the transformation of various sexual epistemes in the Balkans and Middle East, with a focus on both male (homo)eroticism and the transgender woman's body. While my research is ethnographic, it is grounded in historical research on sexual pre/modernity in the Islamicate world. 
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Nancy J. Parezo
Professor Emerita of Anthropology, Professor (AIS), Curator, Ethnology (ASM)
parezo@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520.626.4057
FAX: 520.621.7952
Office: Richard P. Harvill Building, Room 235C
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Thomas K. Park
Professor of Anthropology, Professor (MENAS), Research Anthropologist (BARA)
tpark@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520.621.2632
FAX: 520.621.2088
Office: Geronimo Building, Room 316
Education: University of Wisconsin - Madison: Ph.D. Anthropology and History 1983. M.A. Agricultural Economics 1982. M.A. Anthropology 1977. McGill University, Montreal, Canada: B.A. 1st Class Honors in Anthropology and Philosophy 1974. University of Bergen, Norway: Studied Anthropology 1971-2....
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Maya Lynn Patterson
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Charlotte Pearson
Associate Professor, Anthropology, Associate Research Professor (Dendrochronology)
clpearson@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1608
Office: Bryant Bannister Tree Ring (#45B), Room 404
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Rayshma Pereira
Manager of Administration
rpereira@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-6303
Office: 210E
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Susan U. Philips
Professor Emerita
sphilips@email.arizona.edu
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Ivy L. Pike
Professor of Anthropology
ilpike@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520.626.2099
FAX: 520.621.2088
Office: Emil W. Haury Building, Room 302
My research blends the impacts of inequality on health with the acknowledgement that human biology is shaped by our evolutionary heritage.   I am interested in blending evolution and embodiment - what evolutionary mechanisms allow us to track our social and physical environments to improve fitness...
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Todd Alan Pitezel
PhD Dissertator
pitezel@email.arizona.edu
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Eric Plemons
Associate Professor of Anthropology
eplemons@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-3102
Office: Haury 315
I am a medical anthropologist focused on surgical practice and the production, circulation and application of expert knowledge on gendered bodies. My first book, The Look of a Woman (2017, Duke University Press), examines facial feminization surgery, a series of bone and soft tissue reconstructive...
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Noah Pleshet
Assistant Research Professor
noahpleshet@arizona.edu
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Katherine Portman
kportman@email.arizona.edu
Katie Portman is a first year Ph.D. student focusing on the archaeology of the U.S. Southwest. She grew up in the Chicago suburbs and attended the University of Notre Dame, where she graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Anthropology and Applied Mathematics. Katie has academic fieldwork...
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Denis Provencher
Department Head, French and Italian; Professor, French and Italian
denisprovencher@email.arizona.edu
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Veronica Przybyl
przybyl@email.arizona.edu
I am a (mostly) native Tucsonan who found her way back to this town after being away for several years. In my absence, I received a BA in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Southern California, took some time off from school only to realize that it's no fun working for minimum wage,...
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Sydney Pullen
spullen@email.arizona.edu
I am a PhD candidate in sociocultural anthropology, with a focus on applied anthropology. I received my BA in anthropology from the University of South Carolina in 2011 and my MA in anthropology from the University of Arizona in 2018. I am interested in the relationship among vocational education...
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Jay Quade
Professor of Anthropology, Professor (Geosciences)
quadej@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520.792.0454
FAX: 520.621.2672
Office: Gould-Simpson Desert Laboratory, Room 208
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Charles Raison
craison@email.arizona.edu
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Clara Randimbiarimanana
Graduate Teaching Assistant
clarandimbi@email.arizona.edu
Office: Geronimo Building Room 316
Clara is a second year PhD student in Sociocultural Anthropology. Before joining the University of Arizona, she pursued my undergraduate studies at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania where she earned a bachelor’s degrees in International Affairs and Anthropology-Sociology. Her overall interests...
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Michelle Rascón-Canales
PhD Student
mrascon@email.arizona.edu
Michelle Rascón-Canales (she/her pronouns) is an interdisciplinary researcher, educator, and practitioner with a background in Social Work and Family Studies. Rascon-Canales received a BA in Sociocultural Anthropology from the UA School of Anthropology (2011). Her research agenda centers on...
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