William Voinot-Baron

Graduate Student


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William Voinot-Baron is a PhD candidate in cultural anthropology. He was raised on the traditional homelands of the Duwamish, Puget Sound Salish, and sdukʷalbixʷ, and he lives currently on the traditional homelands of the Ho-Chunk, Peoria, Sauk and Meskwaki, Miami, and Očeti Šakówiŋ. William’s dissertation is an ethnographic examination of the ways in which salmon are central both to understandings and practices of care in an Alaska Native (Yupiaq) village in southwest Alaska. By engaging with the entanglement of Yupiaq and salmon lives, his research extends thinking on care beyond clinical and human domains. William has received support from the National Science Foundation, the Graduate School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Mellon Foundation, among other sources. He holds an M.A. in Anthropology from Columbia University and a B.A. in Anthropology and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College.

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