Campus Advisories

GW classes canceled; administrative and academic offices closed on March 5

05:10am, Thursday, March 05, 2015

GW classes are canceled, administrative and academic offices are closed, and activities and events will not take place on Thursday, March 5 at all of our Washington metropolitan area campuses and locations because of inclement weather throughout the region.

When the university declares a change to its operating status, employees classified as Designated On-Site are required to report to and/or remain at work, employees classified as Essential are generally expected to telecommute, and employees classified as Non-Essential are not required to work unless directed to do so by a supervisor.

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photo: Richard Grinker

Roy Richard Grinker

Professor of Anthropology, International Affairs, and Human Sciences
Room 202
Address: 2112 G Street, N.W.
Phone: 202-994-6984
Fax: 202-994-6075

Areas of Expertise

Ethnicity and nationalism, Autism, Cross-cultural psychiatry, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Korea


Professor Grinker received his B.A. in anthropology from Grinnell College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology from Harvard University. He has served on the faculties of Harvard University, Carleton College, and The George Washington University, and was a senior Asian Fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States in Washington, D.C. from 1996-1998.


Ph.D., Harvard University


Classes Taught

ANTH 1002 Sociocultural Anthropology

ANTH 3503 Psychological Anthropology

ANTH 3506 Politics, Ethnicity, and Nationalism

ANTH 3507 Kinship, Family, and Community

ANTH 3708 Cultures of Africa