The Department of Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis is comprised of outstanding faculty and graduate students conducting meaningful work across Biological Anthropology, Sociocultural anthropology, and Archaeological fields. Click the images below to hear more about ongoing projects.
Professor L. Lewis Wall: Women’s Reproductive Health in Developing Countries
Professor Wall's research interests involve the intersection of biology and culture, with particular reference to women’s reproductive health.
Professor Shanti Parikh: HIV Hotspots in Uganda
Professor Parikh’s research focuses on local responses to national and global development interventions, particularly issues surrounding sexuality, sexual and reproductive health, and gender relations.
Professor Natalie G. Mueller: Lost Crops
Professor Mueller painstakingly grew and calculated yield estimates for “lost crops:” plants that fed indigenous people in eastern North America for thousands of years — and then were abandoned.