Meet Our Faculty
Learn more about our faculty's innovative and transformative research on the human experience and the research themes that cross-cut our program.
Anthropology faculty, staff, and students draw on a comparative framework as we seek to understand human diversity, distinctiveness, and universality through time and across the world. Anthropology spans the humanities, the social sciences, and the biological, cognitive, and evolutionary sciences, bringing an interdisciplinary vitality to research and teaching on some of the most important issues facing humanity today: conflict and violence, human rights, power struggles, migration, environmental change, cultural identity, political and economic life, food, and understanding the ways that cultural meaning, history, and power have shaped the human experience.
- A current article in Ars Technica discusses archaeological work that is bringing a new picture of the urban center of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, including the work of Alison Carter (PhD, 2013): “How archaeologists found …July 20, 2016
- A team of ethnographers headed by our own alumna Tanya Rodriguez (PhD 2012) has been featured recently in Fortune, Forbes, and Bloomberg News. If you want to see why large corporations like Hormel have turned to anthropologists, …October 10, 2016
- Professor Amy Stambach has recently been featured in the “Africa in Our Lives” series from UW’s African Studies Program. You can read about her fascinating research in Tanzania here.October 10, 2016
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- March 3Center for Southeast Asian Studies Friday Forum Lecture SeriesDr. Lisa C. Niziolek, "Early Maritime Trade in the South China Sea Region: Evidence of Globalization?" 12:00 PM, 206, Ingraham Hall