Department of Anthropology

Anthropologist Selected As Leadership Fellow of the American Anthropological Association

From the September 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Lesley Jo Weaver, a medical anthropologist and professor in the Department of Anthropology, was selected as a fellow in the 2017-2018 American Anthropological Association Leadership Fellows program. The fellowship allows three up-and-coming anthropologists a chance to see the mechanics behind the scenes of the AAA, giving them a chance… Read more »

Emeritus Professor Receives International Service Award

From the August 2017 Desktop News | Before knocking on his door, visitors can’t help but take a second to admire the décor surrounding it. The door’s perimeter is surrounded by a collection of artifacts that could only have been collected through a lifetime of travel, including nametags from various conferences, a small shrine to the Virgin… Read more »

A&S in the News: July 16-22, 2017

Giyeon Kim Receives Award Kim earns GSA’s 2017 Baltes Foundation Award: Phys.org -July 17 The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) – the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging – has chosen Giyeon Kim, PhD, of The University of Alabama as the 2017 recipient of the Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Foundation… Read more »

A&S in the News: July 9-15, 2017

Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program COLLEGE NEWS: July 9: Tuscaloosa News – July 9 Seventeen college students from a variety of academic programs participated in the summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program in chemistry at The University of Alabama in 2017. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation. The NSF has supported the REU… Read more »

Professor Awarded for Work in Poland

From the July 2017 Desktop News | Anthropology and New College professor Dr. Marysia Galbraith recently returned from a trip to Poland, where she was awarded the Bronislaw Malinowski Social Sciences Award by The Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, or PIASA, at the organization’s annual conference. Galbraith was honored with the award for her… Read more »

A&S in the News: June 18-24, 2017

Maya People Today Dispelling myths about ancient, modern Maya peoples: Publicnow.com – June 19 Think of the word ‘Maya’ and free associate.  Does Mel Gibson’s 2006 film ‘Apocalypto’ spring to mind?  Unless you’re a Mayanist, you’re likely to think of ancient peoples who had a taste for blood and writing skills that were ahead of their… Read more »

Summer Reading List 2017

As you enjoy your summer months, read through these books written by A&S faculty (and one alumnus) from several departments: Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, by E.O. Wilson Written by one of The University of Alabama’s most distinguished alumni, Half-Earth proposes a plan to preserve our planet’s biodiversity.  In order to solve a problem… Read more »

A&S in the News: May 31–June 10, 2017

Phi Beta Kappa Inductees Excellence in Education: Meridian Star (Mississippi) – May 30 Joshua Campbell of Bailey, Miss., has been inducted into the University of Alabama’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. UA recently inducted 43 College of Arts and Sciences students into its chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. SummerTide SummerTide returns to Gulf Shores for 14th… Read more »

UA Couple Wins Lifetime Achievement Awards

From the February 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Jim Knight, a professor emeritus of anthropology at The University of Alabama, and Dr. Judith Knight, a longtime editor at UA Press, were each awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southeastern Archaeological Conference for their decades of groundbreaking work in the field of archaeology in the South…. Read more »

Anthropologist Elected to Prestigious Antiquarian Society

  From the January 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Ian Brown, professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology, was recently elected to The Society of Antiquaries of London—the oldest and most prestigious association for antiquarian studies in the world.   The society, which is roughly 300 years old, consists of distinguished archaeologists, art historians, architectural historians,… Read more »