Accomplishments: Department of Anthropology

May 22, 2023
Nikki E. Bennett,  Suzanna Soto, Jhobany Nicolas-Serrano, and Peter B. Gray (all Anthropology) published their study titled, "Dog guardians and genetic testing: Survey textbox responses & human-animal bond influences," in CABI International: Human-Animal Interactions. This project is a part of Bennett's Ph.D. research in which users were…
April 5, 2023
Katherine Gaddis (Anthropology) was awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant for her project titled, "An Examination of Aging and the Elderly in Bioarchaeological Contexts."
March 30, 2023
Alyssa Crittenden (Anthropology), vice provost for Graduate Education and dean of the Graduate College, presented at an international workshop on hunter-gatherer education at the University of Tromso in Norway. She was one of only two U.S. participants and joined colleagues from around the world, including Botswana, Cameroon, Namibia, Tanzania,…
March 2, 2023
Barbara Roth (Anthropology) has published a book, Households on the Mimbres Horizon, with the University of Arizona Press. The book is based on her excavations at La Gila Encantada, a Pithouse period (AD 550-1000) archaeological site located in southern New Mexico.
March 2, 2023
Iván Sandoval-Cervantes (Anthropology) published an opinion piece in the LA Times Español on violence, non-human animals, and the "war on drugs" in Mexico. 
March 1, 2023
Nicholas Barron (Anthropology) was recently interviewed for the KNPR Desert Companion story, "Spirit Moves," about a potential U.S. National monument designation for Avi Kwa Ame (or "Spirit Mountain"), which would protect nearly a half million acres of Native land, south of Las Vegas. 
February 24, 2023
Doctoral student Liam Johnson (Anthropology) was awarded a Pollitzer Student Travel Grant for up to $500 by the American Association of Biological Anthropologists.
February 13, 2023
Professor Levent Atici (Undergraduate Research, Anthropology) is the lead editor of a new book titled, Food Provisioning in Complex Societies: Zooarchaeological Perspectives, published through the University Press of Colorado. Atici also has co-authored a chapter in the book.  Through creative combinations of ethnohistoric evidence, iconography,…
December 11, 2022
Iván Sandoval-Cervantes (Anthropology) was interviewed for the New Books Network about his recently published book, Oaxaca in Motion: An Ethnography of Internal, Transnational, and Return Migration (University of Texas Press 2022). Based on nearly two years observing and interviewing migrants from the rural Oaxacan town of Santa Ana Zegache. Many…
December 8, 2022
Distinguished professor Debra Martin and her Ph.D. candidate Claira Ralston (both Anthropology) co-wrote and recently published a book titled, Gender Violence in the American Southwest (AD 11-1300): Mothers, Sisters, Wives, Slaves (Routledge). This volume uses osteobiography and individual-level analyses of burials retrieved from the La Plata…
December 7, 2022
Ph.D. student Taylor Flaherty (Anthropology) published a recent article titled, "Dehydration-Induced alterations to sharp force trauma on Sus domesticus radii," in Science and Justice. Their study analyzed the shrinkage of kerf marks on bone following laboratory-induced dehydration. This research was completed for Taylor's MSc degree at the…
November 30, 2022
Ph.D. candidate Nikki Bennett (Anthropology) and Ph.D. advisor Peter Gray (Anthropology, Medicine) published a research article titled, "A Study Evaluating Consumer Motivations, Perceptions, and Responses to Direct-to-Consumer Canine Genetic Test Results," in Animals. This study evaluated the user experience of using personal genetic services for…