Social Sciences and Education

Illustrations of the first Thanksgiving often are historically inaccurate, such as this 1932 painting by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris. The outfits the Pilgrims are shown wearing are wrong, and the Wampanoag did not wear feathered war bonnets, nor would they have been sitting on the ground. (Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)
Nov. 20, 2017
As part of Native American History Month, UA professor Ronald Trosper gave a presentation about "The Real Meaning of Thanksgiving." For many Native Americans, he said, the day serves as a reminder of settler colonialism — and a history that is rarely told in its entirety.
Nov. 20, 2017
David Soren is well-known and loved in Italy's Umbria region, where he has worked on projects for more than 30 years. Now an olive named for him will be marketed internationally.
A field shot of people in the World Bank’s women's anti-poverty program in India (Photo: Nammu Hassan)
Nov. 7, 2017
The event invites discussion on the implications of the 2017 World Development Report. The World Bank plays a vital role in setting the agenda for international development discourse.
Nov. 7, 2017
Through its real-world, action-oriented curriculum, the UA’s new Human Rights Practice Program — one of the first of its kind — will train students from around the world.
Nov. 6, 2017
While social skills deficits have been linked to mental health woes, the UA's Chris Segrin has found that those who struggle in social situations experience more stress and loneliness.
Oct. 31, 2017
Involving experts from the UA and the community, the weekend conference will address a number of complex issues and launch the Consortium on Gender-Based Violence.
Kiera Ladner
Oct. 30, 2017
Canadian Kiera Ladner brings international experience in indigenous politics to the department as it marks the 35th anniversary of its groundbreaking graduate program.
From left: researchers Saul Hedquist, Alyson Thibodeau and David Killick at Canyon Creek (Photo courtesy of Killick)
Oct. 18, 2017
Researchers are blending archaeology and geochemistry for a more complete picture of the mining and distribution of turquoise in the region prior to the 16th-century arrival of the Spanish.
UA alumna Basant Virdee in front of the "Listen to America" bus, her home away from home for seven weeks.
Oct. 13, 2017
The UA institute has partnered with The Huffington Post on a national tour, in an effort to listen to diverse voices and promote civility of dialogue. The bus stops Friday on campus.