Aliya completed her undergraduate degree in biological anthropology at University of California, San Diego, where she specialized in 3D imaging and visualization of cultural heritage sites for research and public outreach. She completed a M.A. in anthropology (bioarchaeology) at Arizona State University before heading to Athens, Greece, to conduct bioarchaeological research with the support of a Fulbright Fellowship. Aliya is now back in Tempe, Arizona, working on her PhD in sociocultural anthropology. She studies barriers to inclusion in STEM graduate education and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on early career researchers.
M.A. Anthropology (2016)
Arizona State University
B.A. Anthropology (2014),magna cum laude
Departmental Honors: Highest Distinction
University of California, San Diego
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, antiracist, and equitable space for community and collective action.
Knudson, Kelly J., Christina Torres-Rouff, and Aliya R. Hoff. 2020. “Intersectionality and the Multiplicity of Identities in the Andean Past.” In Bioarchaeology and Identity Revisited, edited by Kelly J. Knudson and Christopher M. Stojanowski, 185–198. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press.https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctv1198zkk.12
Peer-Reviewed Encyclopedia Articles
Hoff, Aliya R. 2021. “The Passing of the Great Race; or The Racial Basis of European History (1916), by Madison Grant.” In The Embryo Project Encyclopedia, July 12, 2021.http://embryo.asu.edu/handle/10776/13282
Anthropology outreach at ASU Homecoming and Night of the Open Door events, Arizona Museum of Natural History, the Center for American Archeology, and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece
Vice President for the SHESC Association for All Graduate Students (2017–2018)
Graduate member of Disability Advocacy and Awareness Advisory Board (2017–2018)
Bioarchaeology Approach Representative for the SHESC Association for All Graduate Students (2016–2017)
Grant Reviewer for the Graduate and Professional Student Association (2014–2018)