In the News

Acequia Agroecology and Permaculture Field Studies School - Summer 2013

Professor Devon Peña guided a group of students in field studies conducted in Colorado and New Mexico last summer. You can follow them and the work they did on their Facebook page.

Anthropology Graduation Ceremony, 2013

We are overjoyed to annouce the class of 2013, and congratulate them all to a successful future.

The Anthropology Department Graduation Ceremony was held on Saturday, June 15th, 2010. To see photos from the event, please become a fan of UW Anthropology on facebook at the link below.

Big feet preference in rural Indonesia defies one-size-fits-all theory of attractiveness

Geoff Kushnick, a former graduate student and current lecturer in the UW anthropology department, is making news. His recent research into foot size and sexual preference, and culture plays a role in evolution, has been covered by many news sources (UW Today, The Telegraph, NBC News, and e!Science News, to name a few) after a recent article of his appeared in Human Nature.

Forsman takes oath as member of federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Anthropology department alumnus, and Suquamish Chairman, Leonard Forsman has been appointed and sworn in as a member of the federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Congratulations Leonard!

Holly Barker honored with UW Teaching Award

Holly Barker, Lecturer in Anthropology, received a 2013 UW Distinguished Teaching Award. Congratulations Holly!

Welcome to the University of Washington Professor Haakanson!

Sven Haakanson, a former executive director of the Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak, Alaska, who was named a 2007 MacArthur Fellow for his work connecting Native people and museum collections, will join the Burke Museum as a Curator of Native American Anthropology. He will also serve as an associate professor in the department of anthropology starting this September.

Note for the New Year

January 2014, Department of Anthropology Chair, Janelle S. Taylor, sends a letter noting new hires, and news of interest to our alumni and friends.