October 26, 2020
The Anthropology Department is hoping that our own Sam Dubal (Medical Anthropology PhD 2018), who has been missing in the Mount Rainier National Park for over two weeks, will return. We continue to hope that he will be found and rescued. Professor Mariane Ferme is representing our department by joining the voluntary searches. Our hearts go out to his family, his students, his colleagues and his friends in this moment of great fear. We know Sam Dubal to be a strong and resilient anthropologist as well as a talented doctor. May Sam return to his family and to 'the family of men and women in anthropology’ who know him as a dear colleague or as a student or a mentor.