Research at Home and Around the World

Asia

Asia
Indonesia

This project documents how Indonesians were enrolled in international concerns about pandemic preparedness, biosecurity, and global health, and sets these alongside more local concerns over national well being and sovereignty.

Asia
Beijing, China

This project documents the recent explosion of Chinese contemporary art on the international stage. The participants in this zone of cultural encounter include artists and art professionals from around the world who, in repeated encounters in China and abroad, negotiate what counts as Chinese and what counts as art. Experimental Beijing: Contemporary Art Worlds in China’s Capital is an ethnography of worlding: the multiple ways of visualizing the world, and China’s place in it, that artists draw upon in their images and lives. Gender plays a central role in the various...

Asia
India

Dr. Goodreau is part of a multi-disciplinary research team that uses social network analysis and epidemic modeling to understand the causes of HIV disparities among populations around the world, and to predict the impact of different interventions in different communities.  One piece of this work involves developing new statistical and computational tools to study the dynamics of social networks, which Dr. Goodreau contributes to as part of the statnet development team.  Another piece involves studying the specific behavioral and...

Asia
Yangjuan and Pianshui Villages, Liangshan Prefecture, Sichuan

Can poor minority people in the mountains of Southwest China join China's rapidly changing mainstream society with reasonably fair life chances? Can a remote community pursuing a subsistence livelihood in an ecosystem severely damaged by top-down management restore its ecology to sustainable functioning? Can interdisciplinary research and active participation on the community's own terms answer these questions? Can we make a difference in the answer?

Since 1993, I have been visiting the villages of Yangjuan and Pianshui in Yanyuan County, Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture. At...

Middle East

Middle East
Jenin, West Bank

This research project examines the social and physical implications of the Jenin camp invasion and reconstruction project. As a critical examination of humanitarian development in a context of military occupation, our research seeks to elucidate the complex ways in which urban violence, displacement, human rights, participatory development and humanitarianism, and urban planning and renewal combine to create, reinforce, and challenge forms of inequality in everyday life. Thus framed, our research objectives include several key issues in the study of development, mobility, and inequality....

North America

North America
Seattle, Washington

The goals of the researchers associated with PEBL include understanding the posture and locomotion of humans and our closely related ancestors and sister taxa.  To do this, we assess energetics, measure gait parameters, and investigate the morphological changes associated with osteoarthritis.  We are affiliated with the Human Motion Analysis Lab of the Rehabilitative Medicine Department and the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine of the University of Washington. For more information, please visit the PEBL web site...

North America
Seattle, Washington

An important part of my research is training undergraduate and graduate student colleagues in the design and implementation of their own biomarker research. The projects carried out by these students included the effects of caffeine on cortisol levels, the effects of public speaking and math tests on cortisol levels, the effects of fasting on women’s testosterone levels, the effects of smelling bacon on men’s testosterone levels after they have fasted, and whether tea could bring elevated cortisol levels down. For more information on the lab, visit:...

North America
Seattle, Washington

The Molecular Anthropology Laboratory specializes in the analysis of genetic variation and gene expression patterns in an effort to better understand how evolutionary forces and environmental variation influence human biology, health and behavior. The laboratory facilities located in Kincaid Hall consist of 1000 square feet of wet lab space that includes a HEPA filtered and positively pressurized clean room suite to minimize contamination and allow precise characterization of low copy numbers or degraded samples. These facilities are available for student training and research. Ongoing...

North America
Seattle, Washington

The goal of the Digital Archaeology Research Lab is to engage in original research aimed at advancing the use of digital technology and information in archaeology. It seeks to promote the development of Archaeological Information Science (AISc), an emerging field that results from the intersection of Archaeology with Computer and Information Science, Engineering and Mathematics. We are particularly interested in initiatives that foster the development of new tools and technologies for Archaeology in areas such as Data Mining, Visualization, Digital Media, Ubiquitous Computing, Cluster/...