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"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
UW Departement of Anthropology congratulations graphic
Every year we hold a graduation celebration for our anthropology family members who obtain a Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD. This year, our celebration took place on June 10, 2018 at Kane Hall. So many students and family members were in attendance that we overflowed from Kane 130 (the largest classroom on campus) into the room next door! We honor our graduates, and congratulate you once again on your wonderful accomplishments. See the below slideshow (organized by current graduate student,... Read more
International student Jiaqi “Kyki” Li had a rocky start as a UW freshman. She stayed up most of the night trying to complete her first class assignment — 60 pages of reading and a two-page response essay — but was unable to finish. She came to class the next day empty-handed. “I felt very defeated,” recalls Li, from Shenzhen, China. “But when I talked to my professor, she understood that it was my first college class in a second language and a new country. She pointed me towards the... Read more
Uyghur man in China’s Xinjiang province. Photo courtesy Carolyn Drake.
University of Washington anthropology student Darren Byler chronicles artistic culture in Northwest China amid a massive security crackdown. "In the last three months, University of Washington anthropology student Darren Byler has spoken about his research to AI developers at Google, business leaders at the Washington State China Relations Council, and journalists at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Beijing. Each group has sought his help in understanding the situation of the Uyghur people... Read more
Analysis from Professor of Anthropology, Holly Baker Featured on The Conversation 
photo of Sasha Welland
Interview with Sasha Welland, associate professor in anthropology and gender, women and sexuality studies about her new book. Featured on UW News