Accomplishments: Department of Anthropology

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…
November 20, 2022
Nicholas Barron (Anthropology) published "Assembling ‘Enduring Peoples,' Mediating Recognition: Anthropology, the Pascua Yaqui Indians, and the Co-Construction of Ideas and Politics" in the journal History and Anthropology. The article compares the concurrent development of Edward Spicer’s theory of "enduring peoples" and his political support for…
November 14, 2022
Lisa Johnson (Anthropology) presented her work, "Ritualizing Labor and Craft at the Classic Maya City of Palenque," in an invited session, "Social Archaeology Futures," at the annual American Anthropological Association conference in Seattle, Washington.
October 26, 2022
Ruzena Zatko (Anthropology), doctoral student, has recently been awarded the 2022-2023 Federal Employee Education and Assistance (FEEA) Fund Scholarship.
October 25, 2022
Barbara Roth and Danielle Romero (both Anthropology) have published, "Great Kivas and Community Integration at the Harris Site, Southwestern New Mexico," in the latest issue of American Antiquity.
October 24, 2022
Lisa Johnson (Anthropology) recently presented "Keeping up with the Joneses: Neighbors and Neighborhoods in Classic Period Lowland Maya Cities" at an international conference, "Compreder el Urbanismo Antiguo: Forma Urbana, Planeacion de Sitio y Vida Cotidiana en La Ciudad Maya Del Periodo Clasico (250-900 CE)," hosted by the University of Rome,…
October 11, 2022
Assistant professor Iván Sandoval-Cervantes (Anthropology) published his book, Oaxaca in Motion: An Ethnography of Internal, Transnational, and Return Migration (University of Texas Press). This book is the result of almost two years of ethnographic fieldwork in Mexico (Oaxaca and Mexico City) and in the United States (California, Oregon, and…
September 26, 2022
Graduate student SaMoura Horsley (Anthropology) has been awarded the prestigious UNLV McNair Post-Graduate Scholarship. 
September 7, 2022
Liam Frink (Anthropology) has been selected to serve as a National Science Foundation IPA program director in the Geosciences Directorate, Office of Polar Programs. The NSF Office of Polar Programs promotes creative and innovative scientific research, engineering, and education in and about the polar regions, catalyzing fundamental…
September 1, 2022
Jennifer Byrnes and Iván Sandoval-Cervantes (both Anthropology) co-edited The Marginalized in Death: A Forensic Anthropology of Intersectional Identity in the Modern Era, which was released by Lexington Books in August.  The volume brings forensic and cultural anthropology closer together through case studies of structural violence and power.…
August 10, 2022
Elizabeth Johnson (Anthropology) published "Defining Terms Used for Animals Working in Support Roles for People with Support Needs" in the journal Animals. This paper presents the results of a collaboration between over 100 researchers, practitioners, and end users of animal-based support worldwide. This paper aims to provide…
July 21, 2022
Jennifer Byrnes (Anthropology) published a co-authored article, "A Child Left Behind: Malnutrition and Chronic Illness of a Child from the Erie County Poorhouse Cemetery," in International Journal of Osteoarchaeology with Jennifer Muller (University of Pittsburgh). This osteobiography describes a probable disease co-occurrence in a juvenile…