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Central Globe with Humans holding hands around it
Current Issues in Medical Anthropology and Global Health (MAGH) Seminar Series (ANTH 324/524) During Autumn 2019, the Current Issues in MAGH seminar series will take place on Wednesdays 3:30-4:50 in Johnson Hall 102. While this is also a class for credits, everyone is welcome to attend.  Speaker Line Up: September 25  Panel Discussion: Bonnie Duran, Sumaya Mohamed, and Jessica Lozano, with an Introduction by Dr. James Pfeiffer“Decolonizing Medical Anthropology and Global... Read more
Denny Hall, home of the Department of Anthropology
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
Photo of Kyle Trembley with a rat on his head
Kyle Trembley, a third year PhD student in sociocultural anthropology was recently awarded a very prestigious and competitive American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) fellowship for his dissertation entitled, "Rattus Hierarchicus: Rats, Caste, Masculinities, and Care in Rajasthan." Kyle will head out to conduct fieldwork in 2020. What brought you to anthropology? When I entered... Read more
Ben Marwick, associate professor in anthropology, talks about container platforms -- standardized computational environments that can be shared and reused. Featured on Nature 
Holly Barker and students examine a textile from Tonga at the Burke Museum.
Holly Barker (far left) and students from her class examine a Tongan ngatu, or tapa cloth, from the Burke Museum collection. Tupou Vaenuku (far right) is able to touch the work without gloves because she is of Tongan heritage. Also pictured are (from left) Nardia Duarte, Melaika Andrike, Fa'aumu Kaimana, and Yvonne Ned. Media credit: Dennis Wise/University of Washington   Christian Sidor clutches a large box as he enters a classroom at the new Burke Museum... Read more
In recent days, reports in certain media outlets have grossly oversimplified and mischaracterized a research paper I published in The Contemporary Pacific entitled, “Unsettling SpongeBob and the Legacies of Violence on... Read more
Recent notable books by UW faculty members explore the legal history of Indigenous nations and the mentoring benefits of fan fiction, and more. Featured on UW News 
Analysis from UW anthropology graduate student, Graham Pruss. Featured on The Conversation 
Photo of Rodrigo Solinis-Casparius (one of the award winners) with Melissa Yeager
Congratulations to the Peggy Yeager Award for Teaching Excellence awardees: Hollis Miller, Gayoung Park and Rodrigo Solinis-Casparius. The Annual Yeager Award talk took place on Friday, May 24, 2019, entitled "Island Hopping in the Moluccas, past and present” and was given by Peter Lape, Paloma Sanchez and Sven Haakanson. It was a fun presentation on their recent boat tour through a set of small, remote Indonesian islands this past Spring in search of future community archaeology projects. We... Read more