Recent PhD Kevin Garstki accepts post-doc position at University of Buffalo (SUNY)

Recent PhD Kevin Garstki has accepted a post-doctoral position at the Institute for European and Ancient Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Buffalo (SUNY) for 2018-2019, where he will organize a conference and publication on 3-D digital modeling in archaeology:…. Read More

Dr. Patricia Richards Interviewed by WUWM Lake Effect’s Joy Powers

Click Here to listen to Dr. Richards talk about UWM Anthropology’s important work on the Milwaukee County Poor Farm project!  

Museum Studies Alum Katie Steffan featured in UWM’s InFocus Newsletter

Katie Steffan is featured in the May 2018 InFocus Newsletter for her work as the registrar at Guardian Fine Art Services, which is a company that provides storage facilities for art, helps collectors manage their art pieces, and even crates… Read More

PhD candidate Jessica Skinner’s thesis project is featured on the Graduate School’s Research page

PhD candidate Jessica Skinner’s thesis project is featured on the Graduate School’s Research page. Earlier this spring Jessica competed in the first ever 3 Minute Thesis competition at UWM and took second place! Follow the link to the article in… Read More

Bernard Perley mentioned on Sunday Morning Spotlight

UWM Associate Professor of Anthropology Bernard Perley was mentioned on Sunday Morning Spotlight for his collaboration at the Manfred Olson Planetarium and connection to Patricia Torres Najera, a community organizer and graduate of UWM. Click on the link below to… Read More

Megan Thornton Wins the Wisconsin Archaeological Society Research Award (WASRA)

This year’s recipient of the Wisconsin Archaeological Society Research Award (WASRA) is Megan Thornton, a Masters student in the Department of Anthropology. The WASRA is a competitive award that annually provides funding to students and avocational archaeologists conducting research pertinent… Read More

Traci Billings (MS 2016) accepted into PhD program at the Max Planck Institute

Traci Billings (MS 2016) was accepted into a funded three-year PhD program at the Max Planck Institute in Jena, Germany, where she will be part of a team examining the use of psycho-active plants among the Steppe peoples in prehistory… Read More

PhD candidate Josh Driscoll receives Wenner-Gren grant

PhD candidate Josh Driscoll has received a Wenner-Gren grant in support of his PhD thesis research on the socio-economic importance of alcoholic beverages in Iron Age Europe. Congratulations, Josh!

Dr. Edward Wellin, Former UWM Professor of Anthropology, has passed away

The Department of Anthropology notes with sadness the passing of Professor Edward Wellin, a fixture of this department and of UWM for more than 25 years. His influence on our department, particularly in the area of medical anthropology, continues to… Read More

Jessica Skinner Takes Second Place in Inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) event

Congratulations are in order for Jessica Skinner who took second place, out-competing 12 other contestants, in the inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) event on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. This event was sponsored by The Graduate School, Office of Research, and… Read More