University of Wisconsin–Madison

William Voinot-Baron

Graduate Student

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William Voinot-Baron is a doctoral candidate in cultural anthropology and a settler of Scottish, French, English, Ukrainian, and Russian descent. 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 to both understandings and practices of care in an Alaska Native (Yupiaq) village in southwest Alaska, and the consequences of State of Alaska and federal fishing regulations for tribal sovereignty and well-being. By engaging with the entanglement of Yupiat (plural) and salmon lives, his research extends thinking on care beyond clinical and human domains. William has received support for dissertation research from the Center for Culture, History, and Environment, the Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies, and the Department of Anthropology. He holds an M.A. in Anthropology from Columbia University and an A.B. in Anthropology and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College.

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