Accomplishments: Department of Anthropology

June 24, 2022
Iván Sandoval-Cervantes (Anthropology) participated in The World in Film program hosted by the Office of Resources for International and Area Studies (ORIAS) from University of California, Berkeley. Sandoval-Cervantes discussed the film Guie'dani's Navel  (El ombligo de Guie'dani) in the context of Mexican Indigenous politics, internal migration,…
May 8, 2022
Lisa Johnson (Anthropology) presented "Multivocality of an Ancient Maya City: Archaeology, Tourism and Indigenous Landscapes of Palenque, Mexico" at the Dumbarton Oaks Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium.
April 24, 2022
Taylor Flaherty and Diana Simpson (both Anthropology) won the British Association for Forensic Anthropology and Missing People UK ‘Told in 90 Seconds’ Charity Research Competition with the talk "(Mis)Identifying a Transgender Woman Using FORDISC in 90 Seconds." Flaherty made the presentation. The research team included Jenny Byrnes (Anthropology)…
April 20, 2022
Carlos S. Dimas (History) gave a virtual talk at the University of Idaho on the history of coffee production and the influence of climate change in El Salvador. The talk is part of an article he is researching and writing on the history of nutrition, hunger, and agriculture in El Salvador during the Cold War.
April 18, 2022
Heather Frigiola (Anthropology), a doctoral student who studies with professor Ivan Sandoval-Cervantes, has published a paper, "Canine Ministries: Co-Instrumentality of Human and Dog in a Christian Ontology," in the AAA journal Anthropology and Humanism. She is a Ph.D. student.
April 8, 2022
Levent Atici (Anthropology and Undergraduate Research) is elected to be a national councilor in the Undergraduate Research Programs Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) which aims to support and promote high-quality, mentored undergraduate research through the active involvement of its members. CUR division councilors share in…
April 7, 2022
Liam Johnson (Anthropology) presented research at the 91st American Association of Biological Anthropologists that he conducted along with co-authors Teresa Wilson and Ginesse Listi of the department of geography and anthropology at Louisiana State University. "(Un)tangling Louisiana's Unmissed: How Forensic Anthropologists can use Population…
April 4, 2022
Liam Johnson (Anthropology) presented research, "Last Seen Location: Using Missing Persons Data for Identification in Forensic Anthropology," with co-author Teresa Wilson of the department of geography and anthropology at Louisiana State University at the 74th American Academy of Forensic Science's annual meeting.
March 30, 2022
Jacob White (Anthropology) published an article in the journal Scientific Reports assessing the risks associated with an alternative maternal health-seeking practice. He co-authored the work with collaborators at Jena University Hospital in Germany and his PhD advisor, Daniel Benyshek (Anthropology). White is a doctoral student.
March 29, 2022
Iván Sandoval-Cervantes (Anthropology) presented his paper, "Punitivism and Animal Rights/Welfare in Mexico," in the More-than-Human Relations in Times of Violence Conference organized by the Idaho Society of Fellows from the University of Idaho. 
March 2, 2022
Danielle Romero (Anthropology) has been hired as the director of the Western New Mexico University (WNMU) Museum in Silver City.  A Ph.D. candidate, Romero is a student of professor Barbara Roth. Her research focus is on the archaeology of the Mimbres region of southwestern New Mexico. The WNMU Museum houses the "largest and most complete…
January 21, 2022
Elizabeth Johnson (Anthropology) and Shelly Volsche, '13 BA Psychology, '15 MA Anthropology, and '17 PhD Anthropology, now of Boise State University, are authors of an article, "Not So Different as Cats and Dogs: Companionship during the COVID-19 Pandemic," The article was published in the journal The International Journal of Research and Practice…