Lead PI

Dr. Sean Bruna – Associate Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology

I am on leave 2020-2021.


Current Research  Group

  1. L. C. Osadchuk, M.A. Candidate, Cultural Anthropology – Disability Studies; Covid-19 Isolation
  2. Hoku Rivera, Anthropology, B.A., 2020, Post-Baccalaureate Researcher –  BIPOC Fieldwork Safety
  3. Jesse Rusk, 4th Year, Anthropology – Research Assistant – Covid-19 Recreational Drug Use
  4. Bassma Al-Nighashi, Sociology, 3rd Year –  Research Assistant – Covid-19 Isolation
  5. Awa Njie, 1st Year, PreMed – Research Assistant – Covid-19 Isolation

Lab Alumni: Graduate Students (Service as Committee Chair)

Jones, Matia (January 2020). Ethnography of Urban Food Policy:  Increasing Food Sovereignty in Bellingham, Washington .WWU Graduate School Collection.

  • Awarded WWU Fund for the Enhancement of Graduate Research

Martin, Cecilia (2019) “The Amukura Water Project: Utilization of Photovoice to Examine Water Use and Needs in Western Kenya.” WWU Graduate School Collection.

  • Awarded WWU Fund for the Enhancement of Graduate Research
  • WWU Outstanding Graduate Award
  • Employed at full time parenting

Miterko, Peter (2017). “Community within Single-Site Permanent Supportive Housing: Perspectives and Experiences from Staff and Residents at St. Mary’s House.”WWU Graduate School Collection.

  • Awarded WWU Fund for the Enhancement of Graduate Research
  • WWU Outstanding Graduate Award
  • Employed at Northwest Youth Services  
  • Publication:  “Resident identified strengths and challenges of project-based permanent supportive housing program implementation in a small metropolitan county”, Housing and Society, DOI: 10.1080/08882746.2020.1818049

Stephenson, Megan (2016). “Video Education For Nutritional Management Of Type 2 Diabetes In A Rural, Multiethnic Community In Molokai, Hawaii.” (2016). WWU Graduate School Collection. 484.

  • Awarded WWU Fund for the Enhancement of Graduate Research
  • WWU Outstanding Graduate Award
  • Employed at Unity Care NW

Lab K-9s

  1. Hunch the Service Dog Osadchuk, BA in Olfaction Notification, Post-Graduate Fellowship in Team Building
  2. Aengus The Irish Wolfhound (2011 – 2020), Landscaping, BA; Osteology, PhD. Awarded Posthumous Emeritus status March 2020.