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Associate Professor Sareeta Amrute won the IBP 2019 Book Prize for the Social Sciences for her book, Encoding Race, Encoding Class: Indian IT Workers in Berlin. The prize, which drew over 400 nominations in 2019, is sponsored by the International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS). Associate Professor of Anthropology Dan Eisenberg joined the editorial board of the new Cambridge University Press journal "... Read more
Associate Professor Sareeta Amrute won the IBP 2019 Book Prize for the Social Sciences for her book, Encoding Race, Encoding Class: Indian IT Workers in Berlin. The prize, which drew over 400 nominations in 2019, is sponsored by the International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS). Associate Professor of Anthropology Dan Eisenberg joined the editorial board of the new Cambridge University Press journal "... Read more
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by Rachel Chapman, Muna Osman, Hodan Rage, Sumaya Mohamed A Project with Deep Roots The Mama Amaan Project (safe motherhood in Somali), emerged from a series of community organizing relationships and advocacy partnership efforts, culminating in the implementation of an innovative perinatal education and doula care model in the Somali community. Our project received a UW Royalty Research Fund (RRF) grant for ethnographic study partnering with the Somali Health Board, Health... Read more
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by Holly Barker and Alvin Logan For the past three years, Dr. Alvin Logan, II, has been teaching the very popular Anthropology of Sport (ANTH 213) course in the Department of Anthropology. Dr. Logan brings experiences in sport and research to his teaching, along with a passion for making research accessible to all students.  As an undergraduate at UW, Dr. Logan played on the UW football team, and after receiving his BA entered into an MA program in the UW College of Education. During... Read more
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The last two years have been a productive and exciting time for several anthropology UW PhD alumni. Congratulations to the following alumni who have published books in the last two years. We are very proud of your contributions to the field of anthropology. Lisa Meierotto (PhD 2009), Assistant Professor in the School of Public Service at Boise State University, is the most... Read more
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Dear friends of UW Anthropology, Each spring, the Department of Anthropology and the UW celebrate the achievements of our students as many of them graduate and leave our immediate community. We have always accomplished this with joyous in-person commencements and the hugs and handshakes of family and friends. As with so many of our cherished traditions, the pandemic has forced us to conceive of different ways of celebrating the achievements of our amazing students and of maintaining our... 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 AgoadaProfessor Ann Anagnost & Mr. John BurgeMs. Susan BaldwinDrs. G. Carter Bentley & Lynda EmelProfessors Laada Bilaniuk & J. Benjamin FitzhughDr. Robert BoydDrs. Richard Pelman & Sally BrowningMs.... Read more
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 

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