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.
- J. Mark Kenoyer to be recognized with a 2019 Society for American Archaeology AwardCongratulations to J. Mark Kenoyer! Today, the Society for American Archaeology announced that he will receive the Award for Excellence in Archaeological Analysis on April 12, 2019, at the annual business meeting in Albuquerque. Mark Kenoyer …March 4, 2019
- Ancient Poop at Cahokia and Climate ChangeA new study shows climate change may have contributed to the decline of Cahokia, a famed prehistoric city near present-day St. Louis. And it involves ancient human poop.February 27, 2019
- UW-Madison Archaeologists in OmanLearn more about new finds by an international team of researchers that includes Professor J. Mark Kenoyer and UW-Madison graduate student Alan Lee.January 4, 2019
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