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Professor of Anthropology, Holly Barker, weighs in on the latest findings. Featured on Los Angeles Times 
Patricia Kramer
The Department of Anthropology and the University of Washington celebrates the achievements of our students each spring as many of them graduate and leave our immediate community. With this newsletter, we attempt to do something of the same — share with you, our larger community, the accomplishments of the current members of the Department of Anthropology and our many and far-flung alumni. We also want to take the opportunity to introduce you to new members of our community as a way of... Read more
Photo of Jennifer J.Carroll
Jennifer J. Carroll completed her PhD in anthropology in 2015, and this spring her first book, Narkomania, Drugs, HIV, and Citizenship in Ukraine, is out through Cornell University Press. Jennifer is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Elon University and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at Brown University.  What brought you to anthropology? 20... Read more
Dan Eisenberg, Associate Professor of Anthropology, weighs in on the effects of paternal age in offspring. ... Read more
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Ben Hanowell is an anthropologist, data analyst, and quantitative modeler. His research and entrepreneurship has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institute for Child Health and Development, a Fulbright Scholarship, and After getting his Masters in Biocultural Anthropology at the UW and almost completing a PhD in the same, he has worked as a data scientist for five years at companies including Redfin, A Place for Mom, AWS, and Amazon. ... Read more
The grant supports public-facing humanities projects, and Professor Jenna Grant will receive $10,000 for public engagement around the Becker Archive at the UW. Featured on 
Professor of anthropology Darren Byler is quoted in this article talking about the treatment of the Uighur community by the Chinese government.... Read more
A new project by Jenna Grant, UW assistant professor of anthropology, uses archives of photos and documents to encourage storytelling in local Cambodian communities. Featured on UW News 
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