Monocello and Holleman win department 3-Minute Thesis Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the anthropology department’s 3-Minute Thesis competition, held on January 19, 2019: Ph.D. students Larry Monocello and Mirjam Holleman. Larry’s presentation was entitled, “Culture, Body Image, and Distorted Eating among Men in South Korea.” Mirjam’s presentation was entitled, “Inclusion or Care: Perspectives on Disability in Poland and Effects on Implementation of […]

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Amazing new ethnographic documentary on traditional Peruvian healing practices by Dr. Kathy Oths

Dr. Kathy Oths and colleague filmmaker Adam Booher have made a documentary entitled “The Last Bonesetter” about Don Felipe, a traditional healer in the Peruvian Andes whose knowledge is in danger of being lost to the ages. Congratulations on a finished project that was long in the making and a labor of love. Click here […]

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“Tombstones Returned to Their Proper Place” – Dr. Marysia Galbraith publishes innovative Polish study

Marysia Galbraith has just had an article published in Polish (see attached) entitled: “Tombstones Returned to Their Proper Place.” It is in the issue entitled Jews of Wronki and Wartoslaw: History, Heritage, Memory of the Notebooks of the Wronki Regional Museum. See the citation below.  Congratulations Dr. Galbraith! Galbraith, Marysia. 2018. “Macewy Wróciły na Swoje Miejsce” [“Tombstones […]

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DeCaro and Aronoff publication explores the links among Life History Theory, environment, and testosterone

Excellent news! This is the third publication in about a week involving our faculty. This time there is a new publication coauthored by Dr. Jason DeCaro and former Alabama graduate student Jake Aronoff. The article has been published in Elsevier’s  journal Personality and Individual Differences and is entitled “Life History Theory and Human Behavior: Testing Associations between Environmental […]

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Dr. Sarah Szurek appointed program director of the Office of Community Outreach and Engagement for the UF Health Cancer Center

Sarah Szurek, who earned her Ph.D. at the University of Alabama, and who is assistant research scientist in the Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics, was recently appointed program director of the Office of Community Outreach and Engagement for the UF Health Cancer Center. Dr. Szurek is a medical anthropologist whose work focuses on […]

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New publication By Chris Lynn and anthropology students

Dr. Chris Lynn and Department of Anthropology students Taylor Puckett, Amanda Guitar and Nicholas Roy have just published a new article online in Evolutionary Psychological Science.  It is entitled “Shirts or Skins?: Tattoos as Costly Honest Signals of Fitness and Affiliation among US Intercollegiate Athletes and Other Undergraduates.” As Chris says, “For study 2, we surveyed […]

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Alex Tokovinine co-authors new publication in the journal Science

Alex Tokovinine is one of a number of authors on a new Science research article on the ancient Maya.  It is an article entitled, “Ancient lowland Maya complexity as revealed by airborne laser scanning of northern Guatemala,” that publishes the results of an aerial LiDAR survey across 2144 square kilometers of northern Guatemala.  The study […]

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Pierce Wright Receives SEAC Native Affairs Speaker Fund Award

K. Pierce Wright (2nd year Master’s student) has been awarded a grant from the Southeastern Archaeological Conference (SEAC) Native Affairs Speaker Fund, given by the SEAC Native American Affairs Liaison Committee, for him to travel to Oklahoma this fall to present his research to the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, with whom he’s been collaborating. Congratulate […]

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New Publication by Drs. Lynn, Howells, and Stein

Our own Chris Lynn, University of North Carolina’s Michaela Howells, and our newly defended anthropology doctoral student Max Stein have just published an interesting and important article entitled, “Family and the Field: Expectations of a Field-Based Research Career Affect Researcher Family Planning Decisions.” Click the link below to check it out. Lynn et al 2018 […]

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