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World Anthropology Day
World Anthropology Day is a day for anthropologists to celebrate and participate in their discipline with the public around them. Anthropologists are innovators and creative thinkers who contribute to every industry. Help us celebrate what anthropology is and what it can achieve by hosting an event in your community, on your campus or in your workplace:  ... Read more
Faculty and students at the 5th annual chili cookoff
Thank you to everyone who came out to the 5th Annual Department of Anthropology Chili-Cook-off! There were about 30 people in attendance, a nice variety of chili, and tremendously tasty desserts. Special shout-out to the 2017 winners of the golden ladles (for best meat and best vegetarian chilis) and golden spatula (for best dessert).   In the best meat chili category, Julius Doyle walked away with the prize for his Spicy Beef Chili In the best vegetarian chili category, ... Read more
Preserving the Past Together Seminar Flyer
"Preserving the Past Together," a seminar and workshop series sponsored by the University of Washington's College of Arts & Sciences, wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ - Intellectual House Academic Planning Committee, Burke Museum of Natural History, and Quaternary Research Center. The event series will be hosting four workshops centered on Collaborative and Community-Based Approaches to Archaeology and Heritage Management in the Pacific Northwest.  These events will bring together tribal historic preservation... 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
Book cover of “Transforming Patriarchy, Chinese Families in the Twenty-First Century”
Transforming Patriarchy, Chinese Families in the Twenty-First Century,” a new edited volume by Goncalo Santos, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Hong Kong and Stevan Harrell, professor of anthropology and environmental and forest sciences at the University of Washington, is out now through the University of Washington Press. The book description on the University of Washington Press website, describes the book as “Drawing on a multitude of sources and... Read more
Tesuque white flint corn from the "Braiding the Sacred" corn growers' gathering in Pojoaque, NM (September 2016). Photo by Devon G. Peña
UW anthropology professor and founder and president of the Acequia Institute, Devon Peña, is part of Voices of Maíz, “a collaborative project among various organizations, communities, and individuals coming together to amplify the voices of communities internationally to restore and re-engage the sacred in corn, and to show... Read more
Front of Denny Hall, the oldest building on the University of Washington campus, completed in 1895. The building underwent a recent remodel, which restored the central stairwell and skylight, and opens for autumn quarter 2016 classes in September
Denny Hall’s transformation comes to completion when students, staff, and faculty return to a newly remodeled and fully functioning building in fall 2016. This renovation, not without some hurdles, came in under budget and 189 days early, according to Randy Everett, project manager for UW Capital Projects Office. “One of the goals of this project was to bring in light since it was such a dark and dismal building,” said Everett. Once a dark and foreboding, though beautiful place, the... Read more
Wayne Suttles highlighted in his class of 1937 Bothell HS photo
Wayne P. Suttles received a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Washington in 1951 — the first doctoral degree awarded by the program — for his dissertation entitled, “Economic Life of the Coast Salish of Haro and Rosario Straits” and was inducted into the Northshore School District Wall of Honor... Read more
Book cover of Dr. Amrute's book "Encoding Race, Encoding Class: Indian IT Workers in Berlin"
Sareeta Amrute, associate professor of anthropology, announced the publication of her new book, Encoding Races, Encoding Class, Indian IT Workers in Berlin, by Duke University Press.  "This ethnography explores the lives of Indian IT coders temporarily working in Berlin, where cognitive labor reimagines the body, race, and class and helps frame migration and personhood in global capitalism," writes Amrute. Andrea Muehlebach, author of The Moral Neoliberal: Welfare... Read more
Professor Peter Lape reflects on historic Seattle, Coast Salish cultural displacement and revitalization, in ARCADE. See the article here: A Story Told in Stone and Wood: Archaeology, the Coast Salish and Historic Seattle