The 2020 book “Bolivia in the Age of Gas” explores how the struggle over natural gas has reshaped Bolivia. The work by Bret Gustafson, in Arts & Sciences, won the 2022 Bryce Wood Book Award from the Latin American Studies Association.
As a world-class anthropologist who has made it her life’s work to study primate sociality, Crickette Sanz knows firsthand how important it is to forge strong social connections to help her achieve work/life balance.
Precision agriculture is beginning to shape the strategies and choices of farmers around the world, according to a new analysis by Glenn Stone, professor of anthropology and of environmental studies in Arts & Sciences.
James Wertsch, an expert on Russia and international affairs, analyzes Vladimir Putin’s motivation in attacking Ukraine. He says that Putin sees Russia’s mission as aiming to triumph over democracy and encourage the rise of Christian fascism everywhere.
With decades of combined experience in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, Washington University social anthropologists Michael Frachetti and James V. Wertsch share their perspectives on the future of these countries following unrest.
Michael Frachetti, professor of archaeology in Arts & Sciences, participated in a global initiative that set best practices for ethically sampling human remains and carrying out scientific analysis. He says this type of collaboration across regional and disciplinary boundaries likely will shape the future of scholarly work.
Glenn Davis Stone, professor of sociocultural anthropology and of environmental studies in Arts & Sciences, is part of an international team of researchers funded by the European Union to study CRISPR in agriculture and food production. Stone is co-leader of the perceptions part of the study.
Helina Woldekiros, assistant professor of archaeology in Arts & Sciences, helped launch a database that aims to make undercited work more accessible to scholars, students and the public.
Anna K. Behrensmeyer never set out to be a pioneer, but she has broken new ground in the field of paleontology, supported diversity in STEM and torn down barriers along the way.
Henry “Roddy” Roediger and James Wertsch, both in Arts & Sciences, will use a grant from the James S. McDonnell Foundation to encourage the interdisciplinary study of collective memory.