Faculty Publications & Updates

Aaron Blackwell

2022     The ecoimmunology of health and disease: The hygiene hypothesis and plasticity in human immune function. Annual Review of Anthropology, 51. 401-418. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-anthro-101819-110236

Blackwell, AD, Garcia, AR.

2022     Human Ecoimmunology in the Field: Measuring multiple dimensions of immune function with minimally invasive, field-adapted techniques. American Journal of Human Biology, e23784. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23784

Barrett, T, Liebert, M, Eick, G, Ridgeway-Diaz, J, Madimenos, F, Blackwell, AD, Urlacher, S, Sugiyama, L, Snodgrass, J.

2022     Age-Related Patterns of Cytomegalovirus Antibodies Accompanying Epstein-Barr Virus Co-Infection, American Journal of Human Biology, e23713. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23713

Sevchik, A, Logan, CJ, McCune, KB, Blackwell, AD, Rowney, C, Lukas, D.

2022     Investigating sex differences in genetic relatedness in great-tailed grackles in Tempe, Arizona to infer potential sex biases in dispersal. Animal Behavior and Cognition, 9(1), 37-52. https://doi.org/10.26451/abc.

DeLouize, AM, Liebert, MA, Madimenos, FC, Urlacher, SS, Schrock, JM, Cepon-Robins, TJ, Gildner, TE, Blackwell, AD, Harrington, CJ, Amir, D, Bribiescas, RG, Snodgrass, JJ, Sugiyama, LS.

2022     Low prevalence of anemia among Shuar communities of Amazonian Ecuador. American Journal of Human Biology. 34 (1) e23590, https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23590

Schneider-Crease, I, Blackwell, AD, Kraft, TS, Thompson, ME, Maldonado Suarez, I, Cummings, DK, Stieglitz, J, Kaplan, H, Snyder-Mackler, N, Gurven, M,Trumble, BC.

2021     Helminth infection is associated with dampened cytokine responses to viral and bacterial stimulations in Tsimane forager-horticulturalists. Evolution Medicine and Public Health, 9 (1) 349–359. https://doi.org/10.1093/emph/eoab035

John Blong


2022     Archaeology outreach event with the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation. Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership $1,500.                                                                                                                                

2022     Establishing the Age of the Western Stemmed Tradition and the Antiquity of Nimíipuu Traditional Subsistence Practices in Western North America. American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grants $5,000.


2022     Blong, John C. Prehistoric Landscape Use in the Central Alaska Range: Lithic Analysis Dataset from the Upper Susitna River Basin, Alaska. Journal of Open Archaeology Data 10(5):1–7.

2022     Carney, Molly, Melanie Diedrich, John C. Blong, Jade d’Alpoim Guedes, Tiffany J. Fulkerson, Tiffany Kite, Katy Leonard-Doll, Joyce LeCompte-Mastenbrook, Mario Zimmerman, Shannon Tushingham. Northwest Native Plants: A Digital Space for Paleoethnobotanical Knowledges and Biocultural Heritage. Heritage 5:297–310.

Julia Cassaniti

2022     “Encountering Impermanence, Crafting Change: A Case Study of Alcoholism  and Attachment.” In Impermanence: Exploring Continuous Change Across Cultures. Cameron  Warner, Ton Otto, and Haidy Geismar eds. UCL Press.

2022     “Memory, Ghosts, and the Good Life: Sati in Theravāda Cultural Contexts.”  

Anthropology Today, 38(2), 4-8. In a Special Issue on Cultures of Mindfulness,

Julia Cassaniti and Joanna Cook, eds.  

Link: https://rai.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1467-8322.12704

Cook, Joanna and Julia Cassaniti

2022  Mindfulness and Culture: The Future of the Mindfulness  

Movement and the Promise of Anthropology.” Anthropology Today, 38(2), 1-3. Guest Editorial for a Special Issue on Cultures of Mindfulness,Julia Cassaniti and Jo Cook, eds. 

Cassaniti, Julia and Michael Chladek

2022     “Aimless Agency: Precarity and Uncertainty among Buddhist Novice Monks in Thailand.” Ethos, the Journal of Psychological Anthropology, 50(3):315-331

Andrew Duff

2022    Producing Structure: The Role of Ceramic Production in Understanding Chaco-period Communities in the American Southwest. In Searching for Structure in Pottery Analysis: Applying Multiple Scales and Instruments to Production, edited by Alan F. Greene and Charles Hartley, pp. 41-58. Equinox Publishing Ltd., Sheffield, UK.

Colin Grier

2023     Social Change and the Construction of Landscapes in the Salish Sea. In Complex Fisher-Hunter-Gatherer Archaeology in North America, edited by Christina Perry Sampson, pp. 22-56. University of Florida Press

2022     Indigenous Shoreline Management in the Salish Sea: The View from Archaeology. The 2021 Puget Sound Nearshore Restoration Summit Proceedings, edited by Letitia Conway-Cranos, Jason D. Toft, David J. Trimbach, Hannah Faulkner, Jay Krienitz, Daron Williams and Simone des Roches, pp. 229-232. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Holland-Lulewicz, Jacob, Victor Thompson, Jennifer Birch and Colin Grier

2022     Keystone Institutions of Democratic Governance across Indigenous North America. Frontiers in Political Science DOI:10.3389/fpos.2022.840049

Nanda Grow

Hagemann L, Grow NB, Bohr Y, Perwitasari-Farajallah D, Duma Y, Gursky S, Merker S. 

2022     Small, odd and old: The mysterious Tarsius pumilus is the most basal Sulawesi tarsier.  Biology Letters 18(3): 20210642.

Ed Hagen

Ed Hagen received the WSU Vancouver Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence for 2021-22. The award is given annually to a WSUV faculty member whose research quality and quantity are exemplary and whose work has had a positive influence on the broader community. It is WSU Vancouver’s highest research honor.

“Scholarship in anthropology is richer and deeper because of Ed Hagen. He is a leader in introducing mental health research into biological anthropology and directs WSU Vancouver’s Bioanthropology Lab. He focuses on topics that have been largely neglected by other biological anthropologists—the use of tobacco, cannabis and other drugs, depression and suicide—topics that can cause enormous harm to the health and well-being of many people.” Find out more.

Barry Hewlett

Bira, TG and Hewlett BS.

2022     Cultural Learning Among Pastoralist Children. Cross-Cultural Research: https://doi.org/10.1177/10693971221134180

Gopalan, S, Berl, REW, Wyrick JW, Garfield, ZH, Reynolds, AW, Belbin, G, Mastoras, M, Williams, C, Daya, M, Negash, AN, Feldman, MW, Hewlett, BS, Henn, BM (last two are correspondence authors).

2022     Hunter-gatherer genomes reveal diverse demographic trajectories during the rise of farming in Eastern Africa. Current Biology 32:1-9.

Rachel A. Horowitz

2022     Valuing the Ubiquitous: Resource Availability and Landscape Value among the Classic Period Maya of Western Belize. Economic Anthropology 9(2): 322-335.  

Horowitz, Rachel A., Damaris Menéndez, and Damien B. Marken  

2022     Producción artesanal variada en la zona rural de El Perú-Waka’. In XXXIV Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala, 2021, edited by Bárbara Arroyo, Luis Méndez Salinas, and Gloria Ajú Álvarez, pp. 585-598. Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología, Guatemala City. 

Tim Kohler

In recognition of his achievement in original research, Regents Professor Timothy Kohler has received one of the highest honors for a scientist: election to the National Academy of Sciences. He will be formally inducted to the academy in a Washington, DC, ceremony in April 2023.

Kohler studies the social dynamics of prehistoric cultures, specializing in the U.S. Southwest. His research explores the relationships among demography, violence, wealth inequality, social evolution, and climate variability.

Jeannette Mageo

2022     Keynote speaker at the 39th annual conference at the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Tucson, Arizona, July 17-21. “Three Metaphors: Toward Understanding the Cultural Nature of Dreaming”

2022     “Dreams as ‘Deep Play’: Towards a Cultural Understanding of Dreaming.” Ethos 50(2):233-50.

2022     The Mimetic Nature of Dream Mentation: American Selves in Re-formation. Palgrave. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-90231-5#reviews

Shannon Tushingham

2022     Carney, Molly, Melanie Diedrich, John C. Blong, Jade d’Alpoim Guedes, Tiffany J. Fulkerson, Tiffany Kite, Katy Leonard-Doll, Joyce LeCompte-Mastenbrook, Mario Zimmerman, Shannon Tushingham.

Northwest Native Plants: A Digital Space for Paleoethnobotanical Knowledges and Biocultural Heritage. Heritage 5:297–310.