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.
- Origins wins CASE 2019 Circle of Excellence silver award!Last year, our colleagues Travis Pickering and John Hawks were featured in a storytelling project called Origins that detailed research collaborations between UW-Madison and South Africa. Today, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education …June 12, 2019
- Prof. Claire Wendland Wins an ACLS FellowshipMay 16, 2019