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Current Issues in Medical Anthropology and Global Health (MAGH) Seminar Series (ANTH 324/524) During Autumn 2020, the Current Issues in MAGH seminar series will take place on Wednesdays 3:30-4:50. While this is also a class for credits, everyone is welcome to attend.  Speaker Line Up: Sept. 30  Dr. Julius Doyle, St. Johns University, New York, NY (and alum from UW Anthropology)"Understanding the Effects of Racism and COVID-19 on Physical Health in African-Americans" Oct. 7... 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 
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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
GRADUATE STUDENTS Ulil Amri accepted a postdoctoral teaching fellowship in the Department of Environmental Studies, at Gonzaga University beginning in August 2019. Diane Baumann accepted a tenure track position as an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Idaho beginning in autumn 2019. Stephanie Cruz accepted a postdoctoral fellowship in the School of Dentistry, pursuing research on fluoride hesitancy beginning in spring 2019. Delaney Glass was awarded a 2018 Adawia Alousi... Read more
FACULTY Sareeta Amrute has been named Director of Research at Data and Society. Her appointment began in January 2019. Holly Barker and Luke Tornabene (UW Biology) received a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for International Research Experience for Students (IRES). The grant provides scholarships to take students to American Samoa, the Marshall Islands, and Tonga over the next three years to highlight Indigenous Oceanic traditions in the STEM fields and to work with local... Read more
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Traditionally, the University of Washington Anthropology Department hosts a guest lecturer to discuss their research at the Friday Afternoon Archaeology Lecture Series (FAALS). However, on Friday, April 26, 2019, thanks to the tireless work of Jack Johnson, UW students had the opportunity to meet with several Cultural Resource Management (CRM) companies to pursue careers or summer jobs in private archaeology. Among the invited companies were... Read more
Age old question students of anthropology are asked, is “what can you do with that?” — as an anthropologist, I’d posit (and the jury is in) that you can do just about anything your imagination can envision. Anthropologists completing degrees at every level are trained in — written communication, analytical and critical skills, the ability to gather, assess and interpret data, oral communication and presentation skills, time management, discussion and group work skills, statistical and... Read more
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By Jenna Grant In 2017, award-winning diasporic Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh came to the University of Washington as a Walker-Ames Scholar. As someone who has long admired his work, I wanted to make something for him, an offering of sorts, in honor of his visit. Panh is known for his innovative practice that includes improvisation and animation in addition to more traditional techniques of documentary and narrative cinema. His films deal with memory; genocide and its effects; French... Read more