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. Much of their research is supported with a wide variety of external grants and fellowships.
Our faculty have been recognized for their excellence in teaching, including three recipients of the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award. More than half of our faculty have been recognized with the UW Housing Honored Instructor Award.
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.
- April 4Dust of the Zulu: Ngoma Aesthetics after ApartheidA Talk by Louise Meintjes12:00 PM, 206 Ingraham Hall
- April 19Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s CultureA Talk by Chip Colwell 4:00 PM, 6210 Sewell Social Sciences
- May 1At the Mountains Altar. Anthropology of Religion in an Andean Community.Presented by: Frank Salomon, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, UW.12:30 PM, 206 Ingraham Hall