Making (Historical) Sense of Mexico

with Dr. Michael M. Brescia, Curator of Ethnohistory and Affiliated Professor of History and Law

The headlines scream that Mexico in the new millennium has become a lawless state riddled with political corruption, drug violence, and extreme inequality, which push its citizens to seek economic security across the international border in the United States. In this four-part series, Dr. Brescia will take you beyond the media headlines and... Read more
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As a part of MESA’s commitment to involving undergraduates in the proceedings of MESA’s annual meeting, the Committee for Undergraduate Middle East Studies is once again sponsoring an Undergraduate Research Workshop to take place during the 2018 conference in San Antonio, Texas.
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April 24: The Haury Conversation:  Daniel Ellsberg and Noam Chomsky Discuss Nuclear War, at 7 pm in N120, Environment and Natural Resources 2. Hope you got your tickets, because they sold out in hours! BUT there is the digital option: for livestream information, please visit https://chomsky... Read more

Post date: Tue, 24/04/2018 - 8:59am



Ben Lawrance published an article on Ebola’s Would-Be Refugees: Performing Fear and Navigating Asylum during a Health Emergency”, which came out in Medical Anthropology37 (2018). Devour it at Read more

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April 19:  Fabio Lanza will be co-presenting (with Alexander Day, Occidental College) on "Production, Family, and the Everyday in Maoist China”at Pomona College.

April 20:  Fabio Lanza will give a talk about his new book, The Politics of Concern: Global Maoism and Asian Studies in the Long Sixties, at Pomona College.


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Help These Children Keep Their Middle School Memories for a Lifetime

Dr. Weiner is hoping you will join him in helping underprivledged students at Challenger Middle School buy graduation yearbooks. The cost per student is $20, but any sum will be appreciated. There will be an envelope in the History Department Main Office where you can leave your donations. 

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April 13-15:  Spring Fling returns to the UA Mall!  Please visit their website at for activities and information.

April 21: Susan Crane will help direct the annual AP US History (APUSH) Bowl Competition for southern AZ high school juniors, to be held on the UA campus. Rivalries are heating up!

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Post date: Wed, 04/04/2018 - 9:03am

Major Talks and Events in the Upcoming Months

To print out the calendar or view event information, visit our Events page


March 12-April 4:  The 15th annual UA4Food drive campus-wide.  Donations of non-... Read more

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Our Recent Claims to Fame

Congratulations to graduating History major, Katie Fapp, who will begin working on her M.St. in History at the University of Oxford this fall!
All hail as well to Nina Bogdan and Frank Whitehead, who were awarded SBSRI dissertation grants in the Spring 2018 competition!
Affiliated faculty Michael Brescia has taken the ... Read more
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