Recent News

Biocultural graduate student and CSDE fellow Benjamin Chabot-Hanowell recently started a blog called "N of 3: A Natural Experiment in New Fatherhood." The blog chronicles the life of a broke and busy grad student dad, inter-woven with themes from anthropological ecology. Rob Allen recently published an article on his dissertation research, concerning military recruitment and training through video entitled:... Read more
Bettina Shell-Duncan
As the leaves turn color and the chill of autumn is in the air, activities at the Department of Anthropology have resumed in full gear. This includes completing our inaugural electronic issue of e-AnthropoLog. We will be mailing a printed version ofAnthropoLog this spring, but our hope is to transition fully to this eco-friendly, budget conscious, forward looking format in the future. Last year we pulled together and survived the biggest budget cut in our department’s history... Read more
UW anthropologists authored three of the top 15 articles most frequently downloaded this past year from Anthrosource, the leading anthropology research portal. These include Janelle Taylor's  "On Recognition, Caring, and Dementia", James Pfeiffer's "What Can Critical Medical Anthropology Contribute to Global... Read more
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.  
Dissertation Writing Workshop Participants
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
Catherine Zeigler
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
People in line at a "health camp" in Nepal
The Department of Anthropology is proud to have among its students three of the five recipients of the prestigious Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships awarded to the University of Washington for 2009. These are David CitrinBonnie Tilland and Matthew Hale. In this issue of e-AnthropoLog, we take an in-depth look at the research of one of the awardees, David Citrin.  Through his project, “... Read more
Co-teachers of Pacific Islander course
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