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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
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Graham Pruss is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in sociocultural anthropology, finishing his doctoral dissertation entitled, "A Home without a Home: Vehicle Residency in Seattle." Outside of the University of Washington, Graham is Liaison for the Unhoused Community at the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and co-founder of Graham gave his... Read more
A study by an international team of researchers, including from the UW, determines that carved stone tools were used in Asia 80,000 to 170,000 years ago.... Read more
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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