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.
- Welcome to the 2018-2019 Academic Year!Welcome to all of our students, staff, friends, and faculty! We will kick off the new academic year with First Friday events on September 7, 2018: New Grad Student Meetings: Archaeology Section from noon-1 pm …August 29, 2018
- Nam C. Kim and Marc Kissel’s new 2018 book, “Emergent Warfare in Our Evolutionary Past,” publishedWhy do we fight? Have we always been fighting one another? This new book published by Nam C. Kim and Marc Kissel (Routledge Press) examines the origins and development of human forms of organized violence …June 15, 2018
- October 19The Experience of Oneida Indians of Wisconsin with Boarding SchoolsAn American Indian Studies Colloquium 12:00 PM, 340 Ingraham Hall
- October 25Can adaptively evolving systems arise de novo in the laboratory?A chemical ecosystem selection paradigm for the origin of life12:30 PM, 1360 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building
- November 1Center for South Asia Weekly Lecture Series: Brett Hoffman (PhD Candidate, Anthropology, UW-Madison)Indus Copper and Bronze Metallurgy: A Model from Harappa12:00 PM, 206 Ingraham Hall