Diversity at the UW Department of Anthropology and Beyond

Anthropology Department Projects and Initiatives

Documents and Policies

Community Outreach

Trainings and Seminars

Special Events

  • 2011-12 the Diversity Committee sponsored a student photo exhibit, entitled “Depth of Field: Anthropology Through the Lens

  • 2013-14 The Pacific Science Center hosted an exhibit on race. The exhibition, “Race: Are We So Different?”, was developed by the Science Museum of Minnesota in collaboration with the American Anthropological Association. In support of the exhibit, the anthropology department hosted four fieldtrips to the Pacific Science Center. 

  • 2014-15 the Diversity Committee sponsored Unsettling Knowledge epistemology series, organized by People of Color in Anthropology. This lunchtime series aimed to build community and stimulate thinking across and about difference through learning about participants’ intellectual histories and experiences and sharing the questions and contexts that motivate their research.


Diversity at UW

UW Resources (Diversity Portal): http://www.washington.edu/diversity/

University of Washington Ombud: http://www.washington.edu/ombud/

Community Resources (iSchool): http://ischool.uw.edu/about/diversity/resources/community

Graudate Opportunities & Minority Acheivement Program (GO-MAP): http://grad.washington.edu/gomap/



UW Anthropology (faculty, student and staff restricted)

•    Including All Students: Teaching in a Diverse Classroom

•    Diversity and Inclusion in Teaching: Information Packet

American Anthropological Association’s Race:  Are We All So Different? 

Curriclum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism - from Ferguson to Charleston
- Citizenship & Social Justice Website

UW Center for Teaching and Learning -  Employing Inclusive Teaching


Current Perspectives

Muckle, Robert J. "On Sexual Harrassment and Abuse in Archaeology", The SAA Archaeological Record 33-34. November 2014.

Women in Science , speical issue of Nature 2013

Anderson, Kristen. "Improving the Prospects." Science 337:648. August 10, 2012.

Price, Michael. "Action Urged to Curb Racial Bias in NIH Grants." Science336:1490. June 22, 2012.

Yurkiewicz, Ilana. "Study shows gender bias in science is real. Here's why it matters." Scientific American. September 23, 2012.

Read-Guy, Lauren."Study shows gender bias in rec letters." The DP.com.January 19, 2011.

American Association for the Advancement of Science. "Navigating a Complex Landscape to Foster Greater Faculty and Student Diversity in Higher Education."AAAS.org.

Ceci, Stephen J. and Wendy M. Williams. "Understanding current causes of women's underrepresentation in science." PNAS Early Edition.

Harrison, Faye. "Introduction: Expanding the Discourse on "Race."American Anthropologist 100 (3):609-631. September 1998.

UC Davis News and Information. "Science, still a man's world?" November 21, 2012.


Career Advancement

Writing a Diversity Statement (from Karen Kelsky, a former tenured Anthro prof)

Diversity Resources from the UW Career Center


Professional Groups and Organizations

American Anthropological Association

ABA - Association of Black Anthropologists

AFA - Association for Feminist Anthropology

AIA - Association of Indigenous Anthropologists  

ALLA - Association of Latina and Latino Anthropologists

AQA - Association for Queer Anthropology