People

Faculty and Instructors

Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson

AIS Director and
Associate Professor, English

Teaching and research interests: Indigenous Literatures of North America, and Postcolonial Theory and Indigenous Literatures michael@uwm.edu

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Kimberly Blaeser

Kimberly Blaeser

Professor, English

Teaching and research interests: Native American Literatures, Theories of Indigenous Literatures, American Nature Writing, and Creative Writing including Poetry, Life Writing, and Nature Writing. kblaeser@uwm.edu

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Margaret Noodin

Margaret Noodin

Assistant Professor, English

Teaching and research interests: Indigenous American literature, Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) language, language revitalization.
noodin@uwm.edu

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Bernard Perley

Bernard Perley

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Teaching and research interests: Linguistic anthropology–language ideology, language endangerment, and language revitalization; visual anthropology–graphic ethnography (theory and practice); American Indian Studies- repatriation (tangible and intangible properties), Indigeneity (aboriginality), and self-determination as ethnocosmogenesis (semiotics, intertextuality, and intermediality). bcperley@uwm.edu

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Patricia Richards

Patricia Richards

Senior Scientist, Anthropology

Research interests: Archaeological mortuary analysis, 19th and 20th century cemeteries, museology, prehistory of the eastern United States, historic period archaeology, historic Native American groups of the eastern United States, human osteology, archaeological method and theory, archaeological field techniques, cultural resource management. pbrownr@uwm.edu

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Jason Sherman

(Robert) Jason Sherman

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Teaching and research interests: Formation and development of archaic states and their impact on smaller communities; state development in Mesoamerican native populations; primary fieldwork in Oaxaca, Mexico; fieldwork experience in Maya lowlands, southwestern and southeastern U.S. shermanr@uwm.edu

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Laura Villamil

Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Teaching and research interests: Development of archaic states and patterns of urbanization in Mesoamerica; the built environment of native people’s ancient cities; primary fieldwork in the Maya lowlands (Quintana Roo, Mexico, fieldwork experience in highland Mexico, Belize and western and southeastern U.S. laurav@uwm.edu

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Maurina Paradise

Instructor/Administrative Support

Teaches the AIS 101 course, as well as providing staff/admin support to AIS and the Electa Quinney Institute (EQI) on the UWM campus.

ais-info@uwm.edu
414-229-5355
Bolton Hall 187

Angela Uitz

Lecturer

Teaches the AIS 161 and AIS 162 courses. Encourages language revitalization of Anishinaabemowin and other indigenous languages. Teaching and research interests include language pedagogy and curriculum and Anishinaabemowin literature and culture.

amuitz@uwm.edu