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Recent Publication Puts Holliday and Raichlen in the News

Professor Vance T. Holliday, Associate Professor David Raichlen, and Brendan Fenerty (one of Dr. Holliday’s Geology graduate students) are among the co-authors of a new paper published by Science Advances: “Footprints preserve terminal Pleistocene hunt? Human-sloth interactions in North America” (read it here). Dr. Holliday writes that:
This work is a part of my... Read more

Recent Publications: Book Chapter from Jonna Yarrington

Ph.D. candidate Jonna Yarrington has just published a chapter in an edited volume. The chapter is entitled “Producing the Periphery” and argues that changes in the French national sugar market affected the position and possibilities for French Guiana in the colonial imagination in 19th-century France. The edited volume, Locating Guyane (2018, Liverpool University Press), is one of the few books in social science to focus on the otherwise often overlooked French overseas... Read more

Recent Publications: Mark Nichter Co-author on Two New Articles

As part of the Stop Buruli Consortium and other research in West Africa funded by the UBS Optimus Foundation, Regents’ Professor Mark Nichter is a co-author on two articles in the most recent issue of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases:

  • “Developing a Buruli ulcer community of practice in Bankim, Cameroon: A model for Buruli ulcer outreach in Africa.” PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 12(3): e0006238. https://... Read more
Recent Publications: Lamoreaux Co-edits New Volume

Assistant Professor Janelle Lamoreaux is an editor, with Sahra Gibbon, Barbara Prainsack, and Stephen Hilgartner, of a new publication released by Routledge on April 10. The Routledge Handbook of Genomics, Health and Society, 2nd edition, “forms a crucial research tool for both new students and established scholars across biomedicine and social sciences,” according to Routledge.... Read more

Recent Publications: New Edited Volume from Alums Harry and Herr

SoA alumni Karen G. Harry (Ph.D. Arizona 1997) and Sarah Herr (Ph.D. Arizona, 1999) are the editors of a new volume from University Press of Colorado. Life beyond the Boundaries: Constructing Identity in Edge Regions of the North American Southwest is now available for purchase. Most of the contributors have a connection to the SoA... Read more

Recent Publications: Nichters and Carkoglu Publish in Health Policy

Professor Mimi Nichter and Regents’ Professor Mark Nichter, along with Asli Carkoglu (who completed postdoctoral training in medical anthropology at the UA), recently published an article in Health Policy based on their longitudinal research in Turkey. Their research is supported by the Mayo Clinic. “Engaging nurses in smoking cessation: Challenges and opportunities in Turkey” is available online;... Read more

Recent Publications: Lidar research by Inomata, Triadan, and Burham

SoA professors Takeshi Inomata and Daniela Triadan, and Ph.D. student Melissa Burham, along with their Guatemalan and Japanese colleagues, published an article on their analysis of lidar data on the Maya site of Ceibal, Guatemala. The paper, “Archaeological application of airborne LiDAR to examine social changes in the Ceibal region of the Maya lowlands” appeared... Read more

Recent Publications: Edited Volume from Emeriti and Alum

A newly released edited volume from the University of Utah Press features the contributions of several SoA alumni. The Strong Case Approach in Behavioral Archaeology was edited by Michael Brian Schiffer, Fred A. Riecker Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Emeritus; Charles Riggs (Ph.D. Arizona., 1999), Professor of Anthropology and curator of Archaeological Collections at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO; and J. Jefferson Reid... Read more

Recent Publications: Alum Miller Wins Prestigious Award

Congratulations to D. Shane Miller (Ph.D. Arizona, 2014), who is the recipient of the 2017 Don D. And Catherine S. Fowler Prize, a book publication prize awarded by the University of Utah Press! The Fowler Prize is “awarded to the best book-length, single-author manuscript in anthropology submitted to the Press,” according their website. Dr. Miller’s winning title is From Colonization to Domestication: Population, Environment, and the Origins of Agriculture in Eastern... Read more

Recent Publications: Many SoA Contributors in New UA Press Volume

The UA Press has begun distribution of a new book co-edited by Leigh Kuwanwisiwma, SoA Professor T.J. Ferguson, and alumnus Chip Colwell titled Footprints of Hopi History: Hopihiniwtiput Kukveni'at. Included in this collection of papers about collaborative research in Hopi archaeology, history, and heritage are chapters by eleven UA scholars:
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