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Laryssa Shipley
lashipley@email.arizona.edu
  Laryssa Shipley is an Anthropology Ph.D. student in the Archaeology of the Mediterranean World concentration. She researches cultural mixing in the Mediterranean, particularly during the Hellenistic and Roman periods, by looking at art, architecture, and material culture in the multicultural...
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Lauren Sides
laurensides@email.arizona.edu
Lauren is a second year graduate student in the Mediterranean Archaeology concentration. In 2019, Lauren graduated from Baylor University as a University Scholar B.A. with primary concentrations in Anthropology and Religion. As an undergraduate, Lauren took part in lab research with the Belize...
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Brian Silverstein
Associate Professor of Anthropology; Assoc Director for External Affairs, School of Anthropology; Director, Center for Turkish Studies
bsilver@arizona.edu
TEL: 520.626.5047
FAX: 520.621.2088
Office: Emil W. Haury Building, Room 126
I am a cultural anthropologist and my current research examines technopolitics and institutional reform in Turkey, in the area of statistics in particular. Statistics is the heading of one of the chapters in Turkey's EU entry negotiations, and the collection and use of statistics in Turkey has...
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Nathaniel Smith
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and East Asian Studies
nathanielsmith@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5476
Office: Learning Services Building, Room 124
Nathaniel M. Smith is an Associate Professor in the College and the Graduate School of International Relations at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. Please click your language of choice for his current faculty page in ...
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Nicholas Smith
Business Manager, Senior
smithn@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-6974
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Razia Solana
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David Soren
Regents' Professor and Professor of Anthropology and Classics
soren@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520.621.5013
FAX: 520.621.3678
Office: Emil W. Haury Building, Room 314B
Dr. David Soren is editor emeritus of Etruscan Studies which is the official journal of the international Etruscan Foundation. He is a Resident of the American Academy in Rome and Director of the Orvieto Study Abroad Program in Umbria, Italy as well as Principal Investigator and Founder of the...
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Danielle R. Soza
PhD Candidate
dsoza@email.arizona.edu
Danielle is an anthropological archaeologist with broad interests in hunter-gatherer complexity and the mobile household. Their dissertation looks at social differentiation and household dynamics through late precontact stone ring campsites on the northwestern Great Plains. National Science...
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Britt Starkovich
PhD Student (in-field)
clovis@email.arizona.edu
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A. G. Steig
steig@email.arizona.edu
I am a PhD student in sociocultural anthropology, minoring in geography, who studies how ecologies are managed in a time of global change. My current research concerns reforestation in industrial forestry. For my master's project, I studied the "assisted migration" of commercially valuable trees to...
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Kristoffer Stein
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Jay Stephens
jas5@email.arizona.edu
I am a PhD candidate from the University of Arizona and apply geochemical and archaeometric techniques to understand the practices and behaviors of past human cultures. In my dissertation, I apply lead isotopic and archaeometallurgical analyses to provenance copper-based metals from Iron age...
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Mary C. Stiner
Regents' Professor of Anthropology (& ASM Curator of Zooarchaeology)
mstiner@email.arizona.edu
FAX: 520.621.2088
Office: Emil W. Haury Building, Room 409B
MARY C. STINER is Regents' Professor of Anthropology in the School of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson. She is also Curator of Zooarchaeology at the Arizona State Museum. She conducts archaeological research on human ancestors, paleoeconomics, and social evolution. She earned B.A. and B....
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Richard W. Stoffle
Professor of Anthropology, Research Anthropologist (BARA)
rstoffle@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520.621.2462
FAX: 520.621.2088
Office: Emil W. Haury Building, Room 319A
Dr. Stoffle is the head of an applied cultural anthropology research team that conducts various kinds of funded studies. Current studies (2013-2016) include (1) the Kaibab Paiute Aboriginal Water Uses, (2) EFMO, the Traditional Cultural Property potential of Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa, (...
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Marijke Stoll
Teaching Assisstant
mstoll@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 773-859-0213
Office: 408A
Saludos! I am a PhD Graduand in Archaeology at the University of Arizona. For the past 10 years my research has centered on ballcourts and the Mesoamerican ballgame, particularly those ballgame traditions that existed in prehispanic Oaxaca. In particular I focus on the role of the ballgame in the...
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Allison Stuewe
I am a PhD candidate in sociocultural anthropology, with a minor in Middle Eastern & North African Studies. I received my BA in Sociology & Anthropology and Islamic Studies from Swarthmore College in 2012 and my MA in Anthropology from the University of Arizona in 2018. My research...
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Christine R. Szuter
Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology, Executive Director (Amerind Foundation)
cszuter@amerind.org
TEL: 520-586-3666
Christine R. Szuter Executive Director Amerind Foundation P. O. Box 400 Dragoon, Arizona 85609 cszuter@amerind.org 520-586-3666 520-686-1100 (cell) 
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Maisa Taha
Post-doctoral Research Associate
mct@email.arizona.edu
Office: Haury 310A
Maisa Taha is a post-doctoral lecturer and researcher in linguistic and applied anthropology. Her work examines the historic and contemporary uses of "conviviality" discourses in multicultural Spain. Her dissertation, titled "Cultivating Convivencia: Youth and Democratic Education in Southeast...
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Erana Jae Taylor
Ph.D. Graduate
taylor2@email.arizona.edu
Office: Bannister 308
Discipline: Fire ecology   Focus: Human-fire-animal relationships   Regions: Canadian Rocky Mountains, Northern Australia   Methods: Dendrochronology, GIS, historical/archaeological records   Dissertation Theme: With the sweeping decimation of bison and native American populations by the late 1800s...
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Stacey Tecot
Associate Professor
stecot@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-6294
FAX: 520-621-2088
Office: Emil W. Haury Building, Room 310D
Lab: http://www.leep.arizona.edu I'm interested in the behavioral and physiological strategies that are used to cope with environmental change, and allow individuals to survive, grow, and reproduce. I prioritize actively blending research with conservation...
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Nicolette I. Teufel-Shone
Professor of Anthropology, Professor (Public Health)
teufel@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520.626.9676
FAX: 520.626.8716
Office: Arizona Health Sciences Center
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Ashleigh Thompson
Graduate Teaching Assistant and PhD Candidate
ashleighthompson@email.arizona.edu
Aaniin boozhoo. Ashleigh indizhinikaaz. Migizi indoodem. Hello! I am Ashleigh (she/hers), a member of the Red Lake Ojibwe and Eagle Clan. I am a PhD Candidate in anthropology with a concentration in archaeology and a graduate minor in American Indian Studies. For my dissertation research, I study...
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Raymond H. Thompson
Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
thompson@email.arizona.edu
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Lauren Tomanelli
I am a PhD student in the Mediterranean Archaeology program. I received a BA in Anthropology from George Mason University, an MA in Museum Studies from George Washington University, and an MA in Classics from Columbia University. My areas of interest are Etruscan archaeology, the manipulation of ...
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Ronald H. Towner
A. Haury Endowed Chair in Archaeological Dendrochronology, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Associate Research Professor, Dendrochronology (LTRR)
rht@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520.621.6465
FAX: 520.621.8229
Office: Bannister 306
My Background and Research Interests: • 30 years experience in archaeology of the western United States in contract, academic, and volunteer settings. • Research Associate/Assistant professor of dendrochronology at Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research for past 17 years. • Courses taught: Introduction...
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Daniela Triadan
Professor of Anthropology
dtriadan@arizona.edu
TEL: 520.626.0077
FAX: 520.621.2088
Office: Emil W. Haury Building, Room 404A
My research interests focus on the study of the sociopolitical development of small sedentary societies and societies that were more hierarchically organized, as well as prehistoric economic systems. Methodologically I specialize in ceramic technology, provenance studies, and the integration of...
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Michael Truelsen
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Cari Tusing
ctusing@email.arizona.edu
I am currently on faculty of the Department of Anthropology at the Universidad Católica de Temuco, Chile January 2020, having completed my PhD. I study rural livelihoods, land politics and dispossesion in Latin America, specifically the aftermaths of land titling for indigenous and campesino...
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Paula Ugalde
paulaugalde@email.arizona.edu
I am a doctoral student in the Anthropology program. My major is in Archaeology and my minor in Geosciences. I come from Chile, where I earned my BA in Archaeology (Universidad de Chile, 2010). My research focuses on the early peopling of the Atacama Desert. Broadly, I am interested in the history...
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Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson
Graduate Teaching Associate
mvalentinsson@email.arizona.edu
I'm a sociolinguist and linguistic anthropologist who studies how media and pop culture shape the way people use language. Generally speaking, I'm interested in how consumers and producers of pop culture and mass media use language as a semiotic resource for accomplishing different kinds of...
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