Anthropology Department’s statement on racial justice and disciplinary decolonization

In early June, our faculty recognized the need to become more intentionally involved in the international racial injustice movement. Below is our department’s position statement. Take note that the document states that we will form a department level standing committee this fall to facilitate and make recommendations regarding the development and implementation of actions consistent with a more active […]

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Trifecta: Drs. Pritzker, Tokovinine, Lynn Awarded National Science Foundation Grants

This has been a very good month for University of Alabama Anthropology researchers! We are ecstatic to report that Dr. Sonya Pritzker just found out she is the recipient of a prestigious CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation in excess of $500,000. This grant is a huge vote of confidence in the work she […]

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Dr. Ian Brown Honored for Contributions to Mississippian Archaeology

At the February joint meetings for the Mississippi Archaeological Association and the Louisiana Archaeological Society, Drs. Ian Brown and Vin Steponaitis were honored with the L. B. Jones Award. This award was presented in honor of their outstanding and enduring contributions to Mississippian Archaeology. We could not be prouder! […]

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More University Honors for Mirjam Holleman and Cayla Colclasure

Dr. Mirjam Holleman and Cayla Colclasure, former graduate students in the Department of Anthropology, continue to each receive honors for their respective works. Holleman has won The University of Alabama Outstanding Dissertation Award and Colclasure has won The University of Alabama Outstanding Thesis Award! The department could not be prouder!!! […]

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New Book Edited by Sonya Pritzker, Featuring Chapter by Pritzker and Jason DeCaro

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Emotion, a new volume edited by Sonya Pritzker along with Janina Fenigsen and James M Wilce is out now. This exciting and unique volume includes a chapter by Pritzker, Joshua Pederson, and Jason DeCaro: “Language, Emotion, and the Body: Combining Linguistic and Biological Approaches to Interactions Between Romantic Partners.” […]

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New Book Chapter from Former Graduate Student Courtney Andrews

Our former graduate student Dr. Courtney Andrews has written a chapter in the volume Well-Being as a Multidimensional Concept: Understanding Connections among Culture, Community, and Health published by Lexington Books.  Her chapter is entitled “Finding the ‘Culture’ in Acculturation: Cultural Consonance and Health among Mexican Immigrant Women in Alabama.”   Read her chapter here: Chapter […]

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