Dr. Katherine Chiou Receives Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award

Dr. Katherine Chiou is a recipient of the National Alumni Association’s 2021 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award (OCTA). Awarded annually since 1976, this is one of the highest recognitions for teaching excellence at the University of Alabama. Dr. Chiou carries forward and exemplifies to an exceptional degree the Anthropology Department’s history of commitment to excellence […]

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Dr. McClure, Dr. Oths, and MA Students Olivia Radcliffe and Emi Smith Featured in Communivax Video

CommuniVax is a national coalition of social scientists, public health experts, and community advocates who seek lasting solutions to a serious problem. In the United States, historically underserved Black, Hispanic/Latino, and Indigenous populations have endured disproportionate impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. And, while these communities would benefit greatly from safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, they […]

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PhD Student Nicole Henderson Co-Authors Article Published in Field Methods

Nicole Henderson has co-authored an article published in Field Methods with Dr. Lesley Jo Weaver and Dr. Craig Hadley, entitled “The Social Meaning of Food Consumption Behaviors in Rural Brazil: Agreement and Intracultural Variation.” This article describes methods used to test whether there was a culturally agreed on set of coping behaviors around food insecurity […]

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PhD Student Mike Fedoroff (and colleague Brian Zettle) Awarded Competitive U.S. Army Grant to Host Workshop on Indigenous Rivercane Restoration in Southeastern U.S.

Mike Fedoroff and colleague Brian Zettle, biologist at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, were just awarded a competitive $75,000 grant from the US Army Corps of Engineers Sustainable Rivers Program (SRP) to host a workshop on Indigenous Rivercane restoration in the Southeastern United States. Mike plans on working with the University of Alabama’s Water Research […]

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Dr. Kathy Oths and Adam Booher’s Documentary Selected for Royal Anthropological Institute Film Festival

Dr. Kathy Oths ethnographic documentary produced with former University of Alabama Student, documentarian and creator of Found Media, Adam Booher, The Last Bonesetter (2018), has been selected into the Royal Anthropological Institute Film Festival. This is an incredible honor, and affords even greater international visibility to their already highly acclaimed film. Congrats, Kathy and Adam, on […]

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Dr. Katherine Chiou Awarded Wenner-Gren Foundation Grant

Dr. Katherine Chiou, along with her colleague Dr. Di Hu, assistant professor of anthropology at James Madison University, were just awarded a $20,000 grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation to host a workshop at the University of Alabama next year entitled “Multiple Inequalities in Every Meal: Theorizing Intersectional Foodways, Past and Present.” This interdisciplinary workshop assembles […]

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Recent MA Graduates Dillon Patterson and Wade Tidwell Win Big, Again!

Congratulations to recent MA graduates Wade Tidwell and Dillon Patterson who just swept the UA Master’s Research Awards! Wade Tidwell, who last semester earned the College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Thesis award, has now won the University of Alabama Outstanding Thesis Award. There is only a single award given across all of UA. Wade’s […]

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Dr. Stephanie McClure Leading UA Team in National CommuniVax Initiative

Dr. Stephanie McClure is leading a team of UA researchers, including our own Dr. Kathryn Oths, as the principal investigator of the CommuniVax Alabama Initiative – a rapid ethnographic research project examining facilitators and barriers to vaccine uptake in historically underserved communities of color in the United States. Dr. McClure, and the UA team, is […]

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PhD Student Michael Fedoroff Receives Civilian Service Achievement Medal from the Dept. of the Army

PhD student Michael Fedoroff has received a Civilian Service Achievement Medal from the Department of the Army for his work leading an interagency team of investigators to prosecute a ring of thieves that were looting Choctaw and Chickasaw ancestral sites on Army Property in Mississippi. He writes, “It was a team effort that I just […]

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