The Seattle Repertory Theatre recently sponsored a reading of "The Last Best Place,” a theatrical documentary based on Sara Breslow's dissertation research on social conflict surrounding salmon habitat restoration and farmland preservation in Washington State's Skagit Valley. Sara, a doctoral candidate in environmental anthropology, wrote the play in collaboration with theatre artist Todd Jefferson Moore.
This spring, the University of Washington’s Institute for Transnational Studies, housed in the Jackson School of International Studies, funded a rare gathering of five UW graduate students in Asian Studies (four from the Department of Anthropology and one from the Department of Forestry) and one faculty member for a dissertation writing workshop. A guesthouse in the hills of West Java, Indonesia, not far from Jakarta, provided a comfortable and constructive setting. Graduate students from the... Read more
This past spring the Department of Anthropology offered a new course, Building Pacific Islander Leadership(Anth 469). Three Pacific Islanders from campus joined Dr. Holly Barker, from the Department of Anthropology, to develop and teach the course: Ink Aleaga (Athletic Department), Alejandro Espania (Office of Minority Affairs) and Kiana Fuega, a graduate from UW’s Anthropology Program. The class highlighted the... Read more
Catherine Zeigler was named the 2009 Graduate Program Assistant of the Year by the UW Graduate School and the Graduate and Professional Student Senate. Catherine is an alum of the department (BA ‘97), and has been working with us for eight years now. As graduate student Ta Trang said, “her responsibilities are particularly challenging as compared to other departments, because anthropology graduate students tend to be dispersed around the world conducting fieldwork. I remember... Read more