Message from the Chair

Dear Alumni & Friends,

Winter/Spring 2023–24

Andrew Duff.

We’ve been pleased to welcome four new faculty to Pullman this year—we invite you to read on to learn a little more about them. Profiles for three appear in this issue and look for the fourth in next year’s newsletter.

We are currently seeking to fill a biocultural medical anthropologist position. It has been a busy year of interviews, transitions, welcoming new colleagues, and responding to the ever-changing nature of academic institutions, research opportunities, and student interests and activities that are continuing this year.

Please visit Anthropology’s social media accounts, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for current information throughout the year.

Your support is vital to our mission. Donor support to the Anthropology Excellence Fund underwrites research opportunities for our graduate and undergraduate students, and we have several funds dedicated to supporting research, guest speakers, and student success. If you are interested in supporting Anthropology at WSU, you’ll find several options on our “I Want to Give” page.

If you have any questions about the department, donation, or a particular interest you’d like to support generally, please feel free to contact me at


Andrew Duff, Chair