Aliya Hoff

What I'm Up To.

Research Interests

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I study exclusionary practices that create barriers for the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students in academia. Specifically, I examine the intersections of racism, heteropatriarchy, and colonialism in the origins and current configurations of anthropology. I explore how whiteness is reproduced through disciplinary cultures and practices that shape undergraduate and graduate education in order to reimagine higher education as a decolonial, anti-racist, and equitable space for community and collective action.

Grants & Awards

Fulbright Research Fellowship, Greece (2018–2019)

Increasing Diversity in Evolutionary Anthropology Sciences Scholar (2017)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (2015–2020)

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Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

Kelly J. Knudson, Christina Torres-Rouff, and Aliya R. Hoff, “Intersectionality and the Multiplicity of Identities in the Andean Past.” In Bioarchaeology and Identity Revisited, edited by Kelly J. Knudson and Christopher M. Stojanowski. University of Florida Press: Gainesville, FL. 185–198. PDF

Invited Conference Presentations

“Life and Death in Archaic Athens: Intersectional Personhood at Phaleron” by Aliya R. Hoff, Jessica Rothwell, Eleni-Anna Prevedorou, Jane E. Buikstra, Dawnie Wolfe Steadman, and Stella Chryssoulaki. Invited paper presented in the symposium “Death in the Polis: Social Context and Identities in Greek Mortuary Practice” organized by Cicek Tascioglu Beeby and Elina Salminen at the Archaeological Institute of America and Society for Classical Studies Joint Annual Meeting, 3–6 January 2019. San Diego, CA.

“Site dissection as a tool for microscale inferences of health and dietary transitions” by Aliya R. Hoff and Christopher M. Stojanowksi. Invited paper presented in the symposium “Bioarchaeology of Transition: Health and Changing Environments” organized by Brittany S. Walter and Sharon N. DeWitte at the 86th Annual American Association of Physical Anthropology Meeting, 19–23 April 2017. New Orleans, LA.

“Integrative 3D visualization for spatial analysis and interpretation of rock shelters in Quintana Roo, Mexico” by Aliya R. Hoff, Dominique Meyer, Michael R. Hess, Fabio Esteban Amador, and Dominique Rissolo. Invited paper presented in the symposium “Caves, Sinkholes and Chultuns: New Evidence for the Importance of Earth Openings in Ancient Mesoamerica Religion” organized by James E. Brady at the 80th Annual Society for American Archaeology Meeting, 15–19 April 2015. San Francisco, CA.

Public Works

Are different races subspecies? (2018) Ask a Biologist, Arizona State University.

Community Outreach

When Mental Walls Lead to Physical Walls (2018) Interactive art and museum installation about the US-Mexico border wall at First Friday Artlink, Phoenix, AZ.