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List of resources for Anthropology Students, Staff and Faculty University of Washington Position Statements:November 9th Statement from President Ana Mari Cauce on “Our Shared Ideals”November 17th Statement form President Ana Mari... Read more
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Jennifer J. Carroll completed her PhD in anthropology in 2015, and this spring her first book, Narkomania, Drugs, HIV, and Citizenship in Ukraine, is out through Cornell University Press. Jennifer is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Elon University and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at Brown University.  What brought you to anthropology? 20... Read more
Dan Eisenberg, Associate Professor of Anthropology, weighs in on the effects of paternal age in offspring. ... Read more
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Ben Hanowell is an anthropologist, data analyst, and quantitative modeler. His research and entrepreneurship has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institute for Child Health and Development, a Fulbright Scholarship, and After getting his Masters in Biocultural Anthropology at the UW and almost completing a PhD in the same, he has worked as a data scientist for five years at companies including Redfin, A Place for Mom, AWS, and Amazon. ... Read more
The grant supports public-facing humanities projects, and Professor Jenna Grant will receive $10,000 for public engagement around the Becker Archive at the UW. Featured on 
Professor of anthropology Darren Byler is quoted in this article talking about the treatment of the Uighur community by the Chinese government.... Read more
A new project by Jenna Grant, UW assistant professor of anthropology, uses archives of photos and documents to encourage storytelling in local Cambodian communities. Featured on UW News 
Jack McBride in the field
Jack McBride graduated in Spring 2017 from the University of Washington with a bachelors degree from the honors program in Anthropology: Human Evolutionary Biology. Jack is currently working as a volunteer and intern coordinator at Para La Tierra, a non-profit dedicated to conserving fragile habitats in Paraguay through scientific research, community engagement, and environmental education. What brought... Read more
An incredible group of birth professionals and advocates from the local Somali-American community on the completion of the Safe Mother Project Great Start Professional Community Childbirth Educators Workshop (#StrongFamilies) conducted with Parent Trust
Anthropology Professors Rachel Chapman and James Pfeiffer are collaborating with the Somali Health Board on a new research and advocacy project titled, Mama Ammaan (Safe Mother) Project: African Mother to Mother Antenatal Assistance Network (AMMAAN). The... Read more
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Michele Statz, UW Anthropology PhD, 2014, is an anthropologist of law and Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus. Her recently published book,... Read more