New Volume by David Meek

A special issue on The Political Ecology of Education, coedited by David Meek and Teresa Lloro-Bidarth, has just been released by the Journal of Environmenal Education(Vol. 48, Issue 4, 2017). Meek’s and Lloro-Bidarth’s introduction to this work can be found at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00958964.2017.1340054 and the link to the special issue occurs at: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/vjee20/current Congratulations David! […]

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Study by Jason DeCaro and Becky Read-Wahidi featured in Wall Street Journal

A study by Becky Read-Wahidi (UA Ph.D.) and Jason DeCaro recently published in Medical Anthropology Quarterly has just been featured in a column in the Wall Street Journal (see p. 2 on the linked article). The study concerns how devotion to the Virgin of Guadalupe buffers Mexican immigrants from the health effects of immigration-related stress. Congratulations Becky and Jason! […]

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Early Career Grant awarded to Jenna Hurtubise!

Jenna Hurtubise has been awarded $4,960 as an Early Career Grant from the Committee for Research and Exploration of the National Geographic Society. This will support her Ph.D. research entitled,”Local Responses to Imperial Rule: The Chimú Conquest of the Casma at Pan de Azucár, Nepeña Valley, Peru. “ Congratulations to Jenna and to her advisor Dr. Lisa […]

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New book by Dr. Lynn!

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Lynn, co-editor of the recently published Evolution Education in the American South: Culture, Politics, and Resources in and around Alabama. There are also in it contributions by our faculty (Dr. Blitz) and students (Cassie Medeiros). Magnificent! The book is available here: https://www.palgrave.com/de/book/9781349951383 […]

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“The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians Was Indeed Grand: A Reconsideration of the Fatherland Site Landscape,” by Dr. Brown

Please find attached a book chapter that Dr. Brown co-authored with Vincas P. Steponaitis titled, “The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians Was Indeed Grand: A Reconsideration of the Fatherland Site Landscape.” It is published in a new Alabama Press book. In Forging Southeastern Identities: Social Archaeology, Ethnohistory, and Folklore of the Mississippian to Early […]

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“Food Sovereignty Education Across the Americas: Multiple Origins, Converging Movements,” by Dr. Meek

Abstract: Social movements are using education to generate critical consciousness regarding the social and environmental unsustainability of the current food system, and advocate for agroecological production. In this article, we explore results from a cross-case analysis of six social movements that are using education as a strategy to advance food sovereignty. We conducted participatory research […]

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“Cultural consonance in Life Goals and Depressive Symptoms in Urban Brazil,” by Dr. Dressler

 Abstract: Cultural consonance is the degree to which individuals approximate, in their own beliefs and behaviors, the prototypes for belief and behavior encoded in cultural models. Low cultural consonance is associated with higher psychological distress. Cultural consonance also converges across some cultural domains. Cultural consonance in different domains may converge because of an individual’s access to […]

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