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.
Associate Professor Xinyi Liu: Food globalisation in prehistory – how did existing culinary traditions influence crop distribution?
Professor Xinyi Liu is an archaeologist of food and environment exploring how past societies domesticated, produced and consumed plants and animals and how they adapted to new environments in prehistoric globalization.
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.