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Steven Goodreau, professor of anthropology, and Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology, discuss the importance of sticking to social distancing measures. Featured on The New York Times 
Steve Goodreau, professor of anthropology, and Martina Morris, professor of sociology and of statistics, explain how visiting just one friend could undo the goal of social distancing. Featured on Kiro 7 News 
Steve Goodreau, professor of anthropology, explains how breaking social distancing measures to visit "just one friend" could have disastrous effects. Featured on KUOW 
Professors Steve Goodreau and Martina Morris explain how violating distancing measures, even in seemingly small ways, can put people at risk of contracting coronavirus. Featured on GeekWire 
Steve Goodreau, professor of anthropology at the UW, and Martina Morris, professor of sociology and of statistics, explain how forgoing social distancing can have disastrous effects. Featured on King 5 News 
Steven Goodreau, professor of anthropology, and Martina Morris, professor emerita of sociology and statistics, explain why it's important to maintain strict social distancing measures. Featured on UW News 
The first time Steven Goodreau taught his “Plagues and Peoples” course in the UW Department of Anthropology, the Ebola virus had just hit the news. The second time, the Zika virus appeared. When he offered the course again last quarter, there seemed to be no viral crises on the horizon. “I wondered what was going to happen this time,” recalls Goodreau, professor of anthropology. “Before the quarter started, I joked that maybe I shouldn’t teach the class.” “The study of a real-world phenomenon... Read more
Stevan Harrell, professor emeritus of anthropology, explains why Taiwan has been so effective at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Featured on Wired 
Yasmin Habib standing in front of a red brick wall outside her office building.
“I felt children needed to feel a sense of belonging, to celebrate their cultural heritage, and to discover that they can thrive and make a difference in their own communities,” says Yasmin Habib, outside the WMCA office in South Seattle. Media credit: Corinne Thrash   Yasmin Habib has been on many journeys. From Somalia to Kenya as a small child. From a Kenyan refugee camp to the US at age five. From city to city as her family sought opportunities in America. But Habib’s most challenging... Read more
Graham Pruss, anthropology lecturer, discusses the reasons behind the increase in families living in vehicles. Featured on Reuters 

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