With funding received through a $239,000 Senior Archaeology Award from the National Science Foundation, associate professor Corina Kellner will be heading to southern Peru for the next two summers to study the development, expansion and collapse of the Nasca and Wari societies during the Andean Middle Horizon period (AD 650-1000) at the large site of Huaca del Loro. Kellner will collaborate with graduate and undergraduate researchers, who want hands-on training in the Anthropology Paleodiet Stable Isotope Laboratory. Read the full article on NAU News.
Dr. Maiah Jaskoski, Associate Professor of Politics and International Affairs, presented her book project New Extraction in Latin America: Territorial Rights, Participatory Institutions, and Conflict as an invited speaker at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, Chile, on November 16, 2018. The book is a study of 30 social conflicts over new hydrocarbon and mining projects in Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru, since the early 2000s.
Dr. Brooke de Heer, Dr. Lynn Jones, and Victim Witness Services for Coconino County have received $15,000 in funding for their collaborative project “Supporting Rural, Remote, and Underserved Survivors: The Need for Mobile Victim Advocacy Units” by the Center for Victim Research’s (CVR) Research-to-Practice (R/P) Fellowship. This project will involve working with victim advocates to increase their abilities to serve rural, remote, and underserved survivors of crime and trauma, with a particular focus on Native American survivors off the reservation.
Josh Tallas, who graduated from NAU in 2015 with a degree in Visual Communication, was honored with the Santa Fe Indian Market Poster. It is an incredible honor to be chosen for the poster as it is an open competition with high level professionals. If you want to read about his inspiration for the poster or buy the poster, please visit the Santa Fe Indian Market website.
Dr. Yvonne Luna, Chair & Associate Professor of the Department of Sociology, was awarded the Outstanding Latina/ Faculty Service/ Teaching In Higher Education Awardfrom the Victoria Foundation. This award recognizes her support of Latino students.
Annette McGivney, Principal Lecturer in the School of Communication, received the National Outdoor Book Award (NOBA) winning the Outdoor Literature category for her book “Pure Land: A True Story of Three ives and the Search of Heaven on Earth“. The National Outdoor Book awards is the outdoor world’s largest and most prestigious book award program, which is sponsored by the National Outdoor Book Awards Foundation, Idaho State University and the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education.