• Cultural resource studies

    Cultural resource studies often explore the relationship of native peoples to the landscape, as in Montana, where research takes a turn off the beaten trail.

  • BARA researches make long-term investments in the community

    BARA researchers make long-term investments in the community. We've been studying the oil and gas industry and fisheries in the Gulf Coast for over twenty years and now we're documenting the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster.

  • BARA faculty members lead worldwide studies

    BARA faculty members lead worldwide studies in three broad categories: cultural resources, development, and environmental, like this focus group with cyclone victims in Bangladesh.

  • Students learn practical skills

    Student interns and graduate research assistants learn practical research skills, like ethnographic interviewing and videography, while studying Southern Paiutes and the Colorado River.

Welcome to Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology

The Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA) is a unique academic research unit within the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. BARA's mission is to place anthropology at the service of contemporary society, prepare the next generation of professional anthropologists, advance knowledge of the human condition, and address the pressing issues of local communities. BARA faculty and affiliates carry out research, teaching, and outreach activities within Arizona, throughout the country, and internationally.

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  Rebecca Bedwell is a first year student in the Ph.D.-track M.A. program in Sociocultural Anthropology, with a concentration in Medical Anthropology. She is from Greenwood, Indiana. She received her B.A. in Anthropology and Spanish at Indiana University–Bloomington in 2014. Rebecca’s research... read more
  From January’s “Night at the Museum Ball” through December’s “Centennial Gala: Moving Forward,” each of the events of our 2015 Centennial Year has been outstanding. The final group of events, which focused on School of Anthropology alumni, whether B.A., B.S., M.A., or Ph.D., invited participants... read more

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Bureau of Applied
Research in Anthropology
Haury/Anthropology Room 210
P.O. Box 210030
Tucson, AZ 85721-0030
Tel: (520) 621-6282
Fax: (520) 621-2088

Chair of Research Affairs

Dr. Timothy Finan
Geronimo Bldg Room 300
Tel: (520) 621-6972
finan@email.arizona.edu