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We’re one big counterculture
Spring 2015

Anthropologist Barry Hewlett's work with the Aka pygmies of Africa shows how developed Western cultures are often outliers.

Categories: Anthropology, Cultural studies
Tags: Africa, Aka, Attractiveness

Waiting for the Rain
Summer 2013

“The point of our visit was to talk about food, drought, and war. Begnemato sits in central Mali, in the east of Mopti province, where staples like millet and rice sell for six times what they did a year ago. Andoule blames their food problems on the fighting in the north and last year’s poor rains.... The previous year’s drought had depleted village seed stocks, and the conflict in northern Mali has either cut off many farmers from their fields or frightened them away.” From We Never Knew Exactly Where: Dispatches from the Lost Country of Mali.

Categories: Geography, Political science, Public affairs
Tags: Africa, Mali, War, Islamists

Lessons from the Forest—The anthropology of childhood
Spring 2012

Anthropologist Barry Hewlett has spent the last 40 years gleaning lessons from the Aka, a people who personify hundreds of thousands of years of human history.

Categories: Anthropology
Tags: Child development, Africa, Aka, Children, Parenting

A week in Malawi
Spring 2007

In a country wracked with poverty, AIDS, and overpopulation, WSU's president finds vitality and hope.

Categories: Agriculture, Social work
Tags: Africa, Malawi

Vicki Owens: Into Africa
Winter 2006
Twenty-one years ago Vicki Owens stepped off an airplane into the hot air of Kampala, Uganda, thinking she had come for a brief stay, just long enough to help Christian missionary pastors start a primary school."I thought I'd do my little thing fo...
Categories: Education, Alumni
Tags: Africa, Uganda

Dillard finds the world in a village in Africa
Fall 2005
In June 2001, at the village of Mpeasem in Ghana, West Africa, Cynthia Dillard was enstooled as Nkosua Ohemaa Nana Mansa II. "To be enstooled," she explains, "I was bathed and dressed, then to music and dancing, joined in a procession of the local...
Categories: Education, Alumni
Tags: Diversity, Africa

A Nobel laureate promotes a
Summer 2005
Wole Soyinka, a playwright, poet, novelist, and political activist who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986, spent a couple of days in February on the Pullman campus.His visit was in conjunction with the Theater Arts Program's presentation o...
Categories: Literature, Cultural studies
Tags: Africa, Nobel laureate

Marissa Lemargie—Busy providing humanitarian assistance in Africa, South America
Winter 2004
Marissa Lemargie tends to take things in on a global scale. An interest in other cultures and societies led to an anthropology degree at Washington State University in 1999. A master's degree in international development from the London School of ...
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Humanitarianism, Africa, South America

Homage to a difficult land: An African scientist returns home
Spring 2003
Beset by a relentless drought, the Sahel seems in unstoppable ecological decline. But Oumar Badini will not give up. There must be some way to help Mali farmers reclaim the land.
Categories: Agriculture
Tags: Africa, Mali, Scientists, Public service

Working toward a common goal
Spring 2003
Maybe I can't save the world. But I can try to make a difference somewhere. But how?I researched several volunteer organizations, but most of them required a three-month to two-year commitment, which was not possible for me. After weeks of extensi...
Categories: Social work, Alumni
Tags: HIV, AIDS, Red Cross, Africa