Recent News

Daren Byler (PhD, 2018, Anthropology), a scholar of Uighur culture explains the savior mentality behind the "manner education" in China's Uighur detention camps. Featured on Washington Post 
UW alum and lecturer Graham Pruss lived in an RV for five months as part of the research for his anthropology PhD, and discusses the feelings of unwelcomeness it brought from his community. Featured on CBC 
Photo of Kyle Trembley with a rat on his head
Kyle Trembley, a third year PhD student in sociocultural anthropology was recently awarded a very prestigious and competitive American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) fellowship for his dissertation entitled, "Rattus Hierarchicus: Rats, Caste, Masculinities, and Care in Rajasthan." Kyle will head out to conduct fieldwork in 2020. What brought you to anthropology? When I entered... Read more
Ben Marwick, associate professor in anthropology, talks about container platforms -- standardized computational environments that can be shared and reused. Featured on Nature 
Holly Barker and students examine a textile from Tonga at the Burke Museum.
Holly Barker (far left) and students from her class examine a Tongan ngatu, or tapa cloth, from the Burke Museum collection. Tupou Vaenuku (far right) is able to touch the work without gloves because she is of Tongan heritage. Also pictured are (from left) Nardia Duarte, Melaika Andrike, Fa'aumu Kaimana, and Yvonne Ned. Media credit: Dennis Wise/University of Washington   Christian Sidor clutches a large box as he enters a classroom at the new Burke Museum... Read more
In recent days, reports in certain media outlets have grossly oversimplified and mischaracterized a research paper I published in The Contemporary Pacific entitled, “Unsettling SpongeBob and the Legacies of Violence on... Read more
Recent notable books by UW faculty members explore the legal history of Indigenous nations and the mentoring benefits of fan fiction, and more. Featured on UW News 
Analysis from UW anthropology graduate student, Graham Pruss. Featured on The Conversation 
Photo of Rodrigo Solinis-Casparius (one of the award winners) with Melissa Yeager
Congratulations to the Peggy Yeager Award for Teaching Excellence awardees: Hollis Miller, Gayoung Park and Rodrigo Solinis-Casparius. The Annual Yeager Award talk took place on Friday, May 24, 2019, entitled "Island Hopping in the Moluccas, past and present” and was given by Peter Lape, Paloma Sanchez and Sven Haakanson. It was a fun presentation on their recent boat tour through a set of small, remote Indonesian islands this past Spring in search of future community archaeology projects. We... Read more
We would like to take this opportunity to thank those generous donors who contributed to our efforts this past year. We believe that anthropology makes a world of difference and we want you to know that you make a world of difference to us! Dr. David AgoadaAmerican Council of Learned SocietiesProfessor Ann Anagnost & Mr. John BurgeMr. Jefferey BabautaDr. Evelyn BarbeeDrs. G. Carter Bentley & Lynda EmelDr. Robert BoydDr. Carol & Mr. Thomas BraunDr. Ruth... Read more