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Anthropology and Museum Studies

Tracy J. Andrews

Tracy J. Andrews


B.A. Anthropology, Portland State University, Oregon, 1972
Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, 1985 
M.P.H. Sociomedical Sciences - Public Health, Columbia University, New York City, 1988

Office: Dean Hall 351
Phone: 963-3220
Fax: 963-3215

Areas of Specialization

  • Sociocultural Anthropology; Native North America & International Indigenous Peoples; Ecological and Natural Resource Anthropology; Medical Anthropology; Political Ecology; Gender; Minority and International Health Issues; Ethnicity, Identity, and Cultural Dynamics.

Recent Courses Taught

  • Anthropology: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Native American Cultures of North America; Native American Cultures of the Pacific Northwest; Hispanic Cultures of the Western U.S.; Medical Anthropology; Ecology and Culture; Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective; Ethnography of Material Culture. Resource Management Graduate Program: Issues and Conflicts - Resource Management.
  • Exchange Faculty; Anhui University; Hefei, China (2008):  American Culture and Oral English (undergraduate); American Environmental Literature and Values (graduate level course).

Selected Grants and Awards

  • 2010 The National Science Foundation; “Linking Indigenous Knowledge and Science in Puget Sound;” September 2010 – 2012.
  • 2010 Norcliffe Foundation; “Linking Indigenous Knowledge and Science in Puget Sound.” June 2010 – June 2011.
  • 2008 Co-operative Agreement, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Subsistence Division; Juneau. In support of REM graduate student thesis research, ”Traditional and Contemporary Tlingit Mt. Goat Use and Resource Management.” .
  • 2008 CWU Faculty Exchange; Anhui University; Hefei, Anhui Province, China. (March 19 – July 2, 2008).
  • 2005 The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research; Funded; "Culture, Health, and Childhood Illness: Hispanic Explanatory Frameworks and Treatment Behavior."
  • 2003 TIAA-CREF/SOURCE Distinguished Faculty Award; "for outstanding contributions as a mentor to Anthropology undergraduates"; Central Washington University.
  • 2003 CWU Faculty Research Summer Appointment; "Potlatch and Pow Wow: Culture, Dance and Song."
  • 2003 Community Service Award; "Certificate of Appreciation," Northwest Community Action Center and Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic.
  • 2000 Central Washington University, Faculty Research Seed Grant: "Ethnography of Native American Basketry from the Pacific Northwest."

Selected Publications and Reports

  • Andrews, Tracy. J. (2014)  The Traditional Knowledge Project: Final Report and Executive Summary (117 pgs; August 2014); Technical Report on file, Pt. Gamble S’Klallam Tribe; Archives.
  • Andrews, T. J., V. Ybarra and L. LaVern Matthews (2013); “For the Sake of our Children: Hispanic Immigrant and Migrant Families’ Use of Folk Healing and Biomedicine,” Medical Anthropology Quarterly: International Journal for the Analysis of Health Vol 27 (3): 385-423.
  • Andrews, T. J. and *J. Olney (Shellenberger) (2007); Potlatch and Pow Wow: Dynamics of Culture Through Lives Lived Dancing. The American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Vol. 31 (1): 63-108.
  • Andrews, T. J. (2006); Project Report: Culture, Environment and Health: Linking Traditional Healing and Biomedicine in Treatment of Childhood Illness, Ms. on file- Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, Yakima, WA...
  • Andrews, T. J. and J. Shellenberger; (2004); Culture, Dance and Song: Perspectives from Nez Perce Pow Wow. Final Report to Nez Perce Tribe; Ms. on file, Cultural Resources Program, NPT, Lapwai, Idaho.
  • Shellenberger, J. and T. J. Andrews (2003): Project Report: The Contemporary and Historical Role of Song and Dance in Kwakwaka'wakw Culture. Ms. on file, U'mista Cultural Centre, Alert Bay, CA.
  • Andrews, T. J., Ybarra, V., and Miramontes, T., (2002), Negotiating Survival: Undocumented Mexican Immigrant Women in the Pacific Northwest. The Social Science Journal, Vol. 39(3):431-449.
  • Andrews, T. J., Thomas, L. R., and Ybarra, V. (2000) Session Notes; Moving from Subjects to Partners: Options, Ethics, and Sustainable Health-related Campus-Community Research; In Proceedings, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health National Conference.
  • Andrews, T. J. (1998) Crops, Cattle, and Capital: Agrarian Political Ecology in Canyons de Chelly and del Muerto. American Indian Culture and Research Journal 22(3):31-78.
  • McLaughlin, C. and T. J. Andrews (1998) Introduction. American Indian Culture and Research Journal 22(3):1-12; In, Special Volume: Farming and Ranching in Reservation Economies; T. J. Andrews and C. McLaughlin, eds.
  • Andrews, T.J. (1994) A Family History of Alcohol Use; In Drinking Careers: A Twenty-five Year Study of Three Navajo Populations, by S. Kunitz and J. Levy, New Haven: Yale University Press.
  • Andrews, T.J. (1992) Ecological and Historical Perspectives on Navajo Land Use and Settlement Variability at Canyons de Chelly and del Muerto. The Journal of Anthropological Research.
  • Andrews, T.J. (1991) Perspectives on Caring for the Elderly. In Navajo Aging: The Transition from Family to Institutional Support, S. J.. Kunitz and J. E. Levy, Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
  • Levy, J.E., Henderson, E.B., and Andrews, T.J. (1989) Effects of Regional Variation and Temporal Change on Matrilineal Elements of Navajo Social Organization. Journal of Anthropological Research.

Selected Presentations

  • Andrews, Tracy J., Destiny Wellman and Nikki Aikman (Pt. Gamble S’Klallam Tribe); (2013) Our Knowledge, Our Rights, Our Future: Linking Elders’ Knowledge and Science in Protecting Port Gamble S’Klallam Resources; Presented to Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe Elders, December 2013; Senior Center, PGST Administrative Center, Washington.
  •  Andrews, Tracy J., D. Wellman,  N. Aikman, P. McCollum, D. Fuller, R. Call (2012); Pt. Gamble S'Klallam Tribal resource conservation and restoration efforts: Linking indigenous knowledge and science. Public Participation in Scientific Research Conference, Ecological Society of America annual meeting; (August 2012), Portland, Oregon. Abstract and PDF copy of poster published at:
  • Andrews, T. J., P. McCollum, and D. Fuller (July 2010); Collaborative Community-based Conservation and Restoration: Integrating Indigenous Ecological Knowledge and Science, 24th International Congress for Conservation Biology; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • Andrews, T., D. Fuller, and P. McCollum (March 2009); Linking Sovereignty and Ecocultural Approaches in Water Resource Management and Restoration: The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Initiatives.; The George Wright Society Biennial Conference -Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites; (International); March 2-6, 2009;
  • Beers, Kathryn (undergraduate student) and Tracy J. Andrews (2007) Poster - Native American Gaming; A Contemporary Option for Cultural and Economic Sustainability, The Suquamish Tribe of Washington State. American Anthropology Association meeting; Presidential Invited Session – First Rites: Innovative Undergraduate Research; Nov. 2007; Washington, D.C.
  • Andrews, T. J., with I. Gray, B. Sainsbury, and J. Naragon (2006) Poster - Environment, Migration Histories, and Childhood Health: Uses of Folk Healing and Biomedicine among Hispanic Families in Central Washington. Annual Conference, Society for Applied Anthropology, Vancouver, BC.
  • Naragon, J. and T. J. Andrews (2005) Poster - Managing Water Resources: Economic "Health" versus Farm Workers Health in Central Washington State. Society for Applied Anthropology, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Shellenberger, J. and T. J. Andrews (2004) Poster - Native American Dance: A Window on the Past, Present, and Future. Northwest Anthropology Conference and National Social Science Association Meetings.
  • Shellenberger, J. and T. J. Andrews (2002) Poster - Potlatch and Pow wow: Culture, Dance and Song. Presidential Invited Session, 100th American Anthropological Association meeting.
  • Gendering Immigration Theory and Health Care Practice: Undocumented Mexican Immigrant Women and Their Children. (2001), 8th Annual Washington State Joint Conference on Health.
  • "Moving Beyond the Borderlands: Undocumented Mexican Immigrant Women in the Pacific Northwest." (2000), Western Social Science Association, Annual Meeting.
  • "Gender, Culture and Subsistence: The Enduring Legacy of Eleanor Leacock." (1996), Invited paper, Alaska Anthropological Association Annual Meeting; Fairbanks; (Session: Women Pioneers in Northern Anthropology)
  • "Gender and Subsistence in Northern Cultures: Clarifying Women's Roles and Expanding the Knowledge  Base, "(1995), Alaska Anthropological Association, Annual Meeting.
  • "Crops, Cattle, and Capital: The Changing Environmental and Socioeconomic Context of Indigenous Navajo Agriculture in Canyon de Chelly and Canyon del Muerto."(1993), Invited paper, Annual Meeting, American Anthropological Association; (Session: The Role of Agriculture in Colonization of Native America).

Selected Symposiums Organized/Chaired

  • "Northwest Native American Basketry Association: Demonstration Workshop," (October, 2005), Central Washington University. (Participants represented the Wasco Nation, Yakama Nation, Nez Perce Tribe, and Colville Confederated Tribes).
  • "Encounters with Lewis and Clark: New Perspectives on Old Stories, Native Perspectives on the Explorers." (October, 2005), Central Washington University. (Pat Courtney Gold (Wasco Nation) and Dr. Castle McLaughlin, Guest Speakers).
  • "Cross-Cultural Health Programs and Clinical Care: Hispanic Experiences"; (2001), Annual Washington State Joint Conference on Health, "Health Disparities in a World Without Borders," Yakima, Washington. 
  • Moving from Subjects to Partners: Options, Ethics and Sustainable Health-Related Campus-Community Research. (1999), Annual National Conference, Community-Campus Partnerships For Health; Seattle.
  • Women and Subsistence in Northern Cultures: Ethnohistorical and Contemporary Perspectives, (1995), Alaska Anthropological Association, Annual Meeting; Anchorage, Alaska..