Anthropology Department Faculty

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TODD A. KOETJE website | email
Associate Professor and Chair
Ph.D. University of Tennessee

Interests: Archaeology, quantitative methods, spatial studies, method and theory; Paleolithic Old World, Paleoindian-Archaic Northeast US.

SEAN BRUNA website  | email
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of New Mexico

Interests: Native North America, U.S. Southwest, sovereignty, applied anthropology, medical anthropology, chronic disease prevention, community based participatory research (CBPR).

DANIEL L. BOXBERGER website | email 
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. University of British Columbia

Interests: Ethnohistory, method & theory, indigenous rights, North American Indians; Northwest Coast.

SARAH K. CAMPBELL website | email 
Grad Student Advisor
Ph.D. University of Washington

Interests: Pacific Northwest prehistory, hunter-gatherer adaptations, archaeological method and theory.

Senior Instructor

Interests: Coming Soon


JERALD EK personal website research website | email 
Ph.D. State University of New York, Albany

Research Interests: Human-Environmental Dynamics, Ancient Cities and Urbanism, Political Organization of Pre-industrial Complex Societies, Collapse, GIS Applications, Ceramic Analysis, Environmental Archaeology, Mesoamerica, with specialization in pre-Hispanic Maya.

MIKE ETNIER email | Boxcavations | Applied Osteology
Affiliate Research Associate
Ph.D. University of Washington

Interests: He is a zooarchaeologist, primarily interested in studying biogeography and historical ecology of North Pacific marine ecosystems, and how changes in each of these has or has not influenced, or been influenced by, prehistoric human hunting practices. To study these complex systems, he spends nearly equal amounts of time working with modern and ancient bone and tooth samples. He is currently working on year three of a three-year NSF grant, but is hoping to extend the project one more year (with or without additional funding)


Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Oregon

Interests: Economic/environmental anthropology, critical development studies, feminist political economy, postcolonial theories/methods; Latin America, Nicaragua.

JOYCE D. HAMMOND website | email
Ph.D. University of Illinois

Interests: Gender studies, visual anthropology, participatory action research, expressive and popular culture (particularly photographic, film & video representations), tourism, fieldwork methods and museum studies; Pacific.


Visiting Professor
Ph.D. University of Florida

Interests: Bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, paleopathology, osteology and osteometry, isotope analysis, genocide and victimization, conflict and military archaeology, contemporary archaeological theory, materiality, World War II, Central Europe and the Balkans.


JAMES LOUCKY website | email 
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Interests: Human rights, immigration and border policies, political ecology, community well being, intercultural education, Mesoamerican diaspora communities; Latin America, North America.

ROBERT C. MARSHALL website | email 
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh

Interests: Political economy, symbolism, Marxist anthropology, aging; East Asia, Japan.

M.J. MOSHER website | email
Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Kansas

Interests: Anthropological genetics, epigenetics, nutrition, adipokines, human variation and adaptation, Arctic Populations.


JAKE PFAFFENROTH website | email
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin

Interests: Prehistory of eastern North America, Cahokia and Mississippian societies, cross-cultural interaction, multi-ethnic communities, human migration, identity, ancient architecture, archaeological cartography.


JUDITH M.S. PINE website | email
Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Washington

Interests: Linguistic anthropology, literacy theory, upland peoples of SE Asia/SW China, indigenousness, globalization/borders, language maintenance/endangerment.


ALYSON ROLLINS website | email
Senior Instructor
MA, Western Washington University

Interests: Human Origins, Biocultural Evolution of early Hominin populations, comparative Osteology and Bioarchaeology


Senior Instructor
ABD, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Interests: Anthropology of science and technology, production and reproduction, biomedical ethics, political economy.


KATHLEEN YOUNG website | email
Associate Professor
Ph.D. Simon Fraser University

Interests: War/violence and human rights, death and dying, gender, religion, ethnic relations, cross-cultural law; Dalmatia, Bosnia and affiliated ethnic groups in Northwest Washington State.

YEON JUNG YU website | email
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Stanford University

Interests: Socio-cultural anthropology, medical anthropology, social networks, gender, political economy, mixed methods, marginalized populations, stigma, migration/immigration, HIV/STIs; East Asia, China & Korea.