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Recent Publications: Debut Novel from the Schiffers

Michael Brian Schiffer (Fred A. Riecker Distinguished Professor, emeritus) and Annette Schiffer are pleased to announce the publication of their first mystery novel, A Buzz about Campus. This book, the first in The Oak Grove Chronicles series, introduces Alan Bluestein, a sheriff's detective, and Professor Laura... Read more

Recent Publications: Moses Research in JAS Reports

Graduate Student Vicki Moses published an article in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports on her research on diet and religious ritual at the Etruscan site of Veii, Italy. The article, titled “Urbanization, meat consumption, and ritual practices at Veii, 9th–... Read more

Recent Publications: Cotter and Valentinsson Publish in Journal of Sociolinguistice

ANLI doctoral candidates William Cotter and Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson have published a joint paper in the Journal of Sociolinguistics. “Bivalent class indexing in the sociolinguistics of specialty coffee talk” focuses on the discourse of the specialty coffee industry, and how it is used in North America to... Read more

Recent Publications: Valentinsson Authors Language in Society Article

ANLI doctoral candidate Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson has published in Language in Society, a top journal in sociolinguistics. Her article, "Stance and the construction of authentic celebrity persona", analyzes how different linguistic stance-taking strategies shape perceptions of authenticity in the context of media and pop culture. The article is available via Online FirstView at Read more

Bronitsky Contributes to Applied Anthropologist

Dr. Gordon Bronitsky (PhD Arizona, 1977) has authored a new article on his work through the nonprofit IndigeNOW! that appears in the latest issue of The Applied Anthropologist (Vol. 37, No. 2, 2017). Read “Beyond ‘What Everybody Knows’: Doing Applied Anthropology by Turning Up the Volume!” here.

Recent Publications: Affiliate Elson Writes about Archaeological Volcanology

Mark Elson (Associate Adjunct Professor) and volcanologist Michael Ort (Northern Arizona University) have defined the relatively new field of “Archaeological Volcanology” in The Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences, published by Wiley and Blackwell Press for the SAA Society for Archaeological Sciences. The volume and article can be accessed here.

Recent Publications: SoA Faculty, Alumni Contribute to International Encyclopedia of Anthropology

The 2018 edition of The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology has just been released. Access abstracts of the following entries by Regents’ Professor Mark Nichter:
•    Global health
•    ... Read more

Recent Publications: New Volume on the Creation of Communities

A new volume has just come out with the University of Arizona Press on community creation entitled Forging Communities in Colonial Alta California, edited by Kathleen Hull (UC Merced) and John Douglass (SoA and Statistical Research, Inc.). This volume incorporates work from numerous scholars who study colonial California to understand how communities were... Read more

Recent Publications: Alvarez and Nabhan Write about “Strategies to Broaden Knowledge

Associate Professor Maribel Alvarez and Gary Nabhan (Research Social Scientist, Southwest Studies Center) have published a conversation in the 2018 issue of the Journal of Folklore and Education. Read “Strategies to Broaden Knowledge: Citizen Scientists and... Read more

Recent Publications: Stoffle Team Publishes on Ute Heritage Tree

The School of Anthropology (Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology) research team headed by Professor Rich Stoffle has a new article in the International Journal of Intangible Heritage. Titled “‘Grandfather Tree’: Ute Horror at the Killing of a Heritage Tree,” the article is about a grandfather tree that was removed/killed without consultation with the culturally associated tribes. It argues for the need to have an ongoing cultural heritage discussions between peoples of... Read more