Accomplishments: Department of Anthropology

September 27, 2021
  Kristen Herlosky (Anthroplogy), a doctoral student, published, along with one of her advisers, Alyssa Crittenden, a chapter in the new edited volume, Routledge Handbook of Anthropology and Reproduction, a chapter entitled "Alloparenting: Evolutionary origins and contemporary significance of cooperative childrearing as a key feature of human reproduction." Kristen is currently a President's UNLV Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.     ...
September 16, 2021
Iván Sandoval-Cervantes (Anthropology) recently published a book chapter (in Spanish) titled: "Ser un 'verdadero migrante:' Temporalidad y efimeridad al atravesar México" (Being a True Migrant: Temporality and Ephemerality while Crossing Mexico), in the edited open access volume Ética, Política y Migración (Ethics, Politics and Migration) published by the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez. Based on fieldwork in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, this chapter analyzes the relationship between narratives of...
July 20, 2021
Alyssa Crittenden (Anthropology) has been selected as a co-recipient of the 2021 Conrad M. Arensberg award from the American Anthropological Association. This honor recognizes individuals who have furthered anthropology as a natural science.   Alyssa Crittenden’s research combines methods of evolutionary anthropology, human behavioral ecology, and cultural anthropology to address fundamental questions about relationships between human behavior and environment – ecological, political, and social...
July 9, 2021
Michael Green, Andy Kirk, Willy Bauer, Michelle Turk (all History), Claytee White (Libraries), and Karen Harry (Anthropology) presented at the NEH Summer Institute, "Hoover Dam and the Shaping of the American West," which brought 25 K-12 teachers from around the country to Southern Nevada for a two-week program of content, pedagogy, and tours.
May 20, 2021
Debra L. Martin (Anthropology) was awarded NSF support ($300,611) for three years to preserve and conserve a historic mission church and cemetery in Belen, New Mexico (circa 1850). The project, "Biological Impacts of Colonial Practices: Bioarchaeological Reconstruction of Health and Demography" will use three field seasons to excavate, analyze, and rebury the human remains in the current Catholic church cemetery. The mission and burials are on private land in an unprotected and frequently...
May 19, 2021
A number of undergraduate students were recognized during the office of undergraduate research (OUR) spring 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium. They include: Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio (Public Policy and Leadership), who was awarded Best Podium Presentation Award in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Her presentation was Police Shootings in the Mountain West, 2015 – 2021. Janelle Domantay, Ilya Pivavaruk, and Victor Taksheyev (Computer Science), who were awarded Best Poster...
May 13, 2021
Nathalie Martinez (Anthropology and World Languages and Cultures) has been awarded first place for the XLVI Lambda Alpha National Senior Scholarship Award. The undergraduate scholarship of $5,000 is awarded annually to the top applicant and selected by the National Executive Council members of the Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society. 
May 12, 2021
Iván Sandoval-Cervantes (Anthropology) will be a Visiting Fellow at the Animal Law and Policy Program at Harvard Law School in the spring 2022 semester. He will be working on his project: “Dead Letter”: Animal Law, Activism, and Mexican Politics," which addresses animal law in Mexico through an ethnographic lens. 
May 5, 2021
Alan Simmons (Anthropology) is co-author of an article just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The piece "No Evidence for Widespread Island Extinction after Pleistocene Hominin Arrival," takes a global perspective on the impact that humans had on endemic island faunas. He is a Distinguished Professor emeritus.  
April 30, 2021
Nathalie Martinez (Anthropology, World Languages and Cultures, Honors College) presented her paper "'Our language do not die, they are killed': Indigenismo and its Effects on Indigenous Language Revitalization" at the Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium at Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts & Sciences. This opportunity was made possible through the support of her faculty mentor, Iván Sandoval-Cervantes, and the anthropology department. 
April 22, 2021
Nathalie Martinez (Anthropology, World Languages and Cultures, Honors College) is the recipient of the Vista Group Outstanding Senior Award. Carrying a $1,000 scholarship, this is a distinguished award given to a UNLV College of Liberal Arts senior displaying exceptional achievement, leadership, and service. A member of the Honors College, she is majoring in anthropology and French with minors in Spanish and business administration. 
April 20, 2021
Alan Simmons (Anthropology) presently is in Cyprus on a Fulbright award. While this has had to be modified due to COVID-19, he initially will spend two months at the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute working on a monograph of his long-term National Science Foundation- (and other-) funded project at the Neolithic (ca. 9,000 years ago) settlement of Ais Giorkis. He is a distinguished professor emeritus.