Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies main office and building are closed effective 10 Sep, 2020 until further notice. The GWS office can be reached by voicemail at 520-621-7338 or by email at SBS-GWS@email.arizona.edu.

We at the Department of Gender and Women's Studies stand with UA’s Institute for LGBT Studies to “vehemently oppose the continued attack on transgender rights. We stand in solidarity with our trans* family, friends, colleagues, and community and are committed to support movement toward inclusive education in Arizona, which encompasses trans* peoples’ right to participate in sports and athletic teams.”

Diane Austin Ph.D.

About Diane Austin Ph.D.

(Ph.D. UMich 1994)

Research Interests
Dr. Diane Austin’s work examines the impacts of the offshore oil and gas industry in communities along the Gulf of Mexico; addresses environmental issues along the Arizona-Sonora border, and involves Southern Paiute cultural resource and environmental monitoring and education in the context of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program. She conducts most of her work in the context of long-term, multisectoral partnerships with governmental, non-governmental, academic, and business organizations and specializes in the development of community-based participatory research approaches.

As coordinator of BARA's internship program, Dr. Austin seeks to expand opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students to work directly on sponsored research projects. She includes students in her own research and outreach initiatives and helps to identify other projects on which students can become involved.

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Contact Information

Diane Austin Ph.D.
Research Anthropologist, Director of School of Anthropology
Telephone: (520)626-3879
Office: Emil W. Haury Anth. Bldg. 316