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The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships Program awards 65 fellowships annually. The fellowships support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing. Current anthropology graduate student, Ian Kretzler, received this award for 2018-19 to support the completion of his dissertation... Read more
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An international team of scientists, including some from the UW, have virtually reconstructed a Neandertal skeleton–shedding new light on the posture of ancient humans. Featured on UW News 
UW archeologist, Ben Marwick, weighs in on a recent discovery. Featured on Popular Science 
As all things pumpkin spice arrive in grocery store aisles and on restaurant menus, a new UW study describes the earliest-known use of nutmeg as a food ingredient. Featured on UW News 
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Sarah Stansfield's first peer reviewed article, “Sexual role and HIV-1 set point viral load among men who have sex with men” was recently published in Epidemics. Sarah is a 5th year graduate student in the biological anthropology PhD program, and is also completing an MPH in epidemiology. She researches the continued evolution of HIV-1 in men who have sex with men.  What brought you to... Read more
"What we're looking at is something like a settler colonial situation where an entire generation is lost," said Darren Byler, a researcher of Uighur culture at UW. Featured on The New York... Read more
Dr. Holly Barker and Burke Museum's Oceania collections assist with University Beyond Bars classroom learning. Featured on Burke Museum 
cover of the book "Mexican Origin Foods, Foodways, and Social Movements"
The Association for the Study of Food and Society awarded the "Best Edited Volume - 2018" Prize to a book co-edited by UW Professor Devon G. Peña (AES, Anthropology). Mexican-Origin Foods, Foodways, and Social Movements: Decolonial Perspectives was published in September 2017 by the University of Arkansas Press as part of the award-winning series "Food and Foodways Series" edited by Jennfiar Wallach and Michael Wise.... Read more
Interview with UW anthropologist Jessica Johnson Featured on KUOW 
Cover of book "Animal Intimacies"
Radhika Govindrajan’s new book, Animal Intimacies: Interspecies Relatedness in India’s Central Himalayas, will be published by University of Chicago Press in June 2018. The book explores the number of ways that human and animal interact to cultivate relationships as interconnected, related beings. It breaks substantial new ground in animal studies, and will be of interest to cultural... Read more