Meet Our Faculty
Learn more about our faculty's innovative and transformative research on the human experience and the research themes that cross-cut our program. Much of their research is supported with a wide variety of external grants and fellowships.
Our faculty have been recognized for their excellence in teaching, including three recipients of the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award. More than half of our faculty have been recognized with the UW Housing Honored Instructor Award.
Anthropology faculty, staff, and students draw on a comparative framework as we seek to understand human diversity, distinctiveness, and universality through time and across the world. Anthropology spans the humanities, the social sciences, and the biological, cognitive, and evolutionary sciences, bringing an interdisciplinary vitality to research and teaching on some of the most important issues facing humanity today: conflict and violence, human rights, power struggles, migration, environmental change, cultural identity, political and economic life, food, and understanding the ways that cultural meaning, history, and power have shaped the human experience.
- New Homo naledi findsThe discovery of the new Homo naledi fossils, representing the remains of at least three juvenile and adult specimens, includes a “wonderfully complete skull,” says UW-Madison anthropologist John Hawks.May 9, 2017
- Recent Awards to Faculty and Alumni!At the 2017 annual business meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Bernadette Cap (Ph.D. 2016) received the SAA Dissertation Award. This annual award recognizes one recent dissertation that exemplifies exceptional research and has made …April 12, 2017
- Summer Courses in Anthropology!Summer 2017: Anthro. 104, Anthro. 105, Anthro. 352, Anthro. 370, and Anthro. 454 Anthro. 104 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. Meets TR 10 am-noon during the 8 week session. Fulfills Ethnic Studies Requirement. Anthro. 105 …March 16, 2017