University of Wisconsin–Madison

William Voinot-Baron

Graduate Student


William Voinot-Baron is a doctoral candidate in Cultural Anthropology and a settler of Scottish, French, English, and Ukrainian descent. He was raised on the ancestral and treaty lands of the Coast Salish Peoples in Washington State, and he lives currently on ceded Ho-Chunk lands in Wisconsin. His research explores relationships between humans and non-humans to extend thinking on care beyond clinical and human domains. Specifically, William’s dissertation is an ethnographic examination of the ways in which salmon become both the subjects and material of care in a Yup’ik village in western Alaska, and the consequences of state and federal fishing regulations for Yupiit (plural of Yup’ik) sovereignty and wellbeing. William has received support for dissertation research from the Nelson Institute, Center for Culture, History, and Environment, the Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies, and the UW-Madison Department of Anthropology.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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