December 2017 News

December 28, 2017
The study shows that contrary to expectations of the inbreeding avoidance hypothesis female owl monkeys do not delay puberty, but rather commence ovarian cycling while residing in their natal group. It seems likely then that adults use behavioral mechanisms to prevent subadults from reproducing... Read more
December 25, 2017
Congratulations to Sahana Ghosh, a sixth year graduate student in the sociocultural anthropology PhD program, who received the Sylvia Forman Graduate Student Paper Prize (Honorable Mention) which was awarded by the Association for Feminist Anthropology. This recognition came for her paper: ‘... Read more
December 23, 2017
Congratulations to Luisa Cortesi, a seventh year PhD student in the combined PhD program in Anthropology and Forestry & Environmental Studies, who received the PRAXIS AWARD which is given biannually by Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists. The award was presented to Luisa... Read more
December 4, 2017
Myanmar’s recent ethnic cleansing of its Rohingya people, in which more than 600,000 people have been forced into Bangladesh, has shocked the world. This guest editorial considers some potential root causes driving the violence, principally the combination of economic precarity felt by... Read more