March 05, 2015

Social Science


Untangling the human family tree one branch at a time

ASU researchers are using new technologies to solve classic evolutionary puzzles.


Social Science:  Raising co-op awareness on campus

ASU assistant professor Vanna Gonzales and student Gene Kendricke Sanchez were featured in an article that explores why America's vast co-op economy is off the radar on most college campuses.


Book examines domestic laborers in US

ASU professor Mary Romero will share from her book "The Maid's Daughter: Living Inside and Outside the American Dream" in a free reading at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe on, Sept. 16.


News coverage | Social Science:  ASU anthropologist says Zomia's people are more complex than popularly depicted

Hjorleifur Jonsson argues that Zomia's cultures are ever evolving and worthy of continued interest and study.


Religion and Conflict director reflects on 9/11; leads panel discussion

Linell Cady, who will lead a panel discussion on the impact of 9/11 on American society on Sept. 8, shares some of her thoughts in a recent interview leading up the event.


'Seeking Justice in Arizona' series addresses civil rights

In the annual lecture series, community leaders and changemakers discuss justice issues of special importance to Arizona.


News coverage | Social Science:  Aztec census takers counted population, accurately mapped farms

Unearthed documents from the Aztecs, such as the newly found Tepetlaoxtoc census, are significant in "show[ing] the Mesoamericans' prowess in fields outside astronomy," says ASU archaeologist Michael Smith.


Returning migrants: Strangers at home

Mexican families living in the United States often return to Mexico or get forcibly deported. But after they’ve built a life here, their country of origin may not feel much like home.


Diversity | Social Science:  Identity issues in children of live-in domestic workers

How can the children of live-in domestic workers develop a cultural heritage of their own? How do parent and child negotiate a relationship when the parent is essentially always on duty?


Learn about rock art in October

Anyone who has ever wondered who made the rock art in the Southwest, what tools they used, and what the designs mean will want to take a five-session class, beginning Oct.

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