Dr. James M. Skibo
The Department of Anthropology mourns the untimely death of our Honorary Fellow Dr. James M. Skibo on April 14, 2023. Dr. Skibo was a valued member of our community, where he mentored graduate and undergraduate students and partnered with faculty to better understand Wisconsin’s ancient and more recent history. He was an enthusiastic advocate for the power of archaeology in public outreach. An eminent scholar who made many contributions to the archaeology of the Great Lakes and beyond, he was also the “People’s Archaeologist,” committed to gathering and preserving archaeological evidence in ways that allow us to collectively tell true stories about our past. His colleagues remember him as someone who made everyone around him feel great about their contribution to knowledge. We will miss him sorely.
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.
Award Winning Teachers
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.
Recognizing the Achievements of the Department of Anthropology’s Graduate Students in Spring 2023
The Department of Anthropology wishes to celebrate the recent accomplishments of our graduate students. Aida Arosoaie has received National Science Foundation funding to support her dissertation fieldwork in …April 28, 2023
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