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New research suggests male students are also biased toward their male peers. This can undermine women's confidence and make them feel less included in their field. Featured on Vox 
Dan Grunspan was studying the habits of undergraduates when he noticed a persistent trend: Male students assumed their male classmates knew more about course material than female students. Featured on The Washington Post 
The researchers say bias in the classroom could be mitigated through measures like randomized calling during class and creating small-group discussions that are less intimidating. Featured on UW Today 
An excavation of an ancient city in Honduras has yielded a trove of remarkable stone artifacts. Two UW anthropology students are part of the team. Featured on National Geographic 
Anthropology major Cassie Strickland has won one of the most prestigious awards in college sports, the 2015 Senior CLASS Award in NCAA Division I women’s volleyball. Featured on UW Athletics 
Muslim-American parents are finding that keeping their children’s faith experience joyful is becoming a more challenging task. Michael Perez, lecturer in anthropology at the UW, is quoted. Featured on The Washington Post 
The UW Chamber Singers rehearse Handel's Messiah.
Julie Stein and the Burke Museum go way back. Thirty five years ago, as a newly hired UW assistant professor of anthropology, Stein served as an adjunct curator at the museum. Ten years later she became curator of archaeology. In 2005, she was selected as the Burke’s executive director — a position she still holds. "I hope people feel more connected to the world around them after visiting the Burke,"... Read more
Ann Anagnost is co-editor (with Lucy Jarosz in Geography) of a new UW Press book series called Food, People, Planet. The series publishes scholarly work that critiques the large-scale social inequities and environmental damage produced by international food production and distribution. Dan Eisenberg’s research on dopamine receptors was highlighted in a New York Times ... Read more
David Carlson, Jake Deppen
GRADUATE STUDENTS Will Brown received an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant for his project, “Detecting Epidemiologic Transitions in Pre-Contact Kodiak.” The work involves joining statistical paleodemographic modeling and recording the prevalence of parasites in archaeological middens to better understand the population history of Kodiak Island, Alaska over the past 6,000 years. Darren Byler’s work was featured in a ... Read more
We would like to take this opportunity to thank those generous donors who contributed to our efforts this past year. We believe that anthropology makes a world of difference and we want you to know that you make a world of difference to us! Mr. David AgoadaAmerican Council of Learned SocietiesProf. Ann S. Anagnost and Mr. John BurgeMr. Jefferey L. BabautaProf. Jean-Loup Baer and Dr. Diane S. BaerMs. Diane E. BarryMs. Shelly R. BossermanRobert T. Boyd, PhDDr... Read more