Aliya Hoff

Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus

Student Information

Graduate Student
The College of Lib Arts & Sci


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. 

She spends most of her free time fawning over her little sister and her two cats, playing Animal Crossing, and reciting lists of sad facts about the world to her partner. Her primary hobbies are frequenting coffee shops and restaurants (note to self: develop more diverse hobbies when social distancing ends). She has been known to teach hot yoga on occasion and enjoys hiking and camping when the Phoenix heat briefly relents. 

Google Scholar


Please see full list at

Kelly J. Knudson, 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. University of Florida Press: Gainesville, FL. 185–198.


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