• 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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Two National Science Foundation grants awarded to School of Anthropology faculty members in the past week total more than $1 million! Congratulations to Professors María Nieves Zedeño and David Killick, and BARA Research Scientist François B. Lanoë (Ph.D. Arizona, 2017).
During the months of April and May, Dr. Noah Pleshet, BARA Research Scientist, undertook fieldwork and scoping consultations about a new research project idea in central Australia, focused on applied outcomes of research on road infrastructure and cultural landscapes. Though in early project planning and permissions stages, Dr. Pleshet will aim to develop the project with a range of potential partners including tribal governments, agencies, and private sector logistics and engineering providers.
Associate Professor Mamadou Baro represented the School of Anthropology as part of the University of Arizona delegation to the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Luncheon this past Wednesday, May 22. This Coalition is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs, national security, and foreign policy experts trying to build a better and safer world. The event took place at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown in Phoenix.

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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