Fast Capitalism: Issue dedication to Dr. Ben Agger

The Center for Theory’s scholarly journal Fast Capitalism just released the latest issue (14.1). This issue is dedicated to Dr. Ben Agger who passed away, summer of 2015. Dr. Bob Kunovich, Professor and Chair of the Sociology & Anthropology Department writes, “Every once in a while, we are reminded to reflect on the people that…

Upcoming Borders, Boundaries, and Barriers Immigration Forum

The College of Liberal Arts will host an immigration forum Borders, Boundaries, and Barriers at University of Texas at Arlington on February 3, 2017 from 8:30am until 3:30pm. Given the timeliness of the topic, the day will be thought-provoking for scholars and students alike in examining the impact immigration has on people, ideas, and actions in the US….

My Experience in India: Katelin Smith

Article contributed by Katelin Smith, Anthropology Major in the College of Liberal Arts. I suppose what originally interested me in studying Mohandas Gandhi was his iconic status–his symbolism, really. Growing up in the metroplex, I’ve had plenty of exposure to various cultures to a mild degree, but it’s not quite the same as understanding them….

UTA Center for Theory appoints new director

Dr. David Arditi, assistant professor of Sociology at University of Texas Arlington, has been named director of UTA Center for Theory with the goal of managing and expanding the Center at the University. The Center for Theory is a point of pride for the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts. …

Study finds gestational surrogacy often misunderstood, unevenly judged

For more than 30 years women have been working as surrogates for strangers who are unable to bear children. A University of Texas at Arlington researcher has found that although the majority of today’s surrogates are compensated for their services, many of the women are reluctant to think of themselves as workers and outsiders often…

CMAS director Zlolniski appointed to key state committee on Mexican-American studies at Texas colleges, universities

Christian Zlolniski, associate professor of sociology and anthropology and director of the Center for Mexican American Studies at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been appointed to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Mexican American Studies Field of Study Advisory Committee. Read more on this story at UTA’s news center here. (http://www.uta.edu/news/releases/2016/02/zlolniski-THECB.php)  

UTA Native American Student Association will hold annual powwow Feb. 27

The University of Texas at Arlington’s Native American Student Association will hold it’s 21stannual Scholarship Benefit Powwow on February 27th. The event will welcome hundreds of members of Native American nations indigenous to Texas, Oklahoma, and surrounding states. You can read more about this event at the Star-Telegram here.(http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/arlington-citizen-journal/article60827236.html)

COLA Notes for November 2015

News and notes from around the College of Liberal Arts… ART & ART HISTORY: Film by two UTA students were accepted into the 28th annual Dallas Video Fest this year, according to an article in The Shorthorn. Zoe by film senior Steve Baker and Phone Ghost by film graduate student Jean Patrick Mahoney were among…

Life, Message of Gandhi in Focus at UTA

Nearly 60 years following his assassination, human rights activist and statesman Mahatma Gandhi continues to fascinate people worldwide. At The University of Texas at Arlington, students have had a unique opportunity to study the man and get a closer look at his legacy. Study of Gandhi began earlier this semester in an anthropology course taught…

COLA Notes for October 2015

News and notes from around the College of Liberal Arts… ART & ART HISTORY: Professor Nicholas Wood will have his artwork on exhibition at the Charles B. Goddard Arts Center in Ardmore, Okla., in the Seven State Biennial Exhibition. He was one of 35 artists selected from the six contiguous states to Oklahoma. … Professor Benito…

Cleghorn Adds NSF Grant to Ongoing Project

This summer, Assistant Professor Naomi Cleghorn (Anthropology) received a $26,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue her work researching early humans along the coast of South Africa. Cleghorn’s project, “Long Term Human Response to Sea Level Change,” ramped up in July as she and her team spent six weeks at a site near Knysna,…