Graduate Student Sam Bomkamp Receives Ilona Nicole Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Sam Bomkamp was awarded the Ilona Nicole Memorial Graduate Scholarship through the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Milwaukee Chapter. It was founded in honor of a former board member and is aimed toward funding emerging nonprofit leaders who have served as employees,… Read More

Dr. Trudy Turner to be next editor of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology

The AAPA Executive Committee and Paul-André Genest, Senior Editor at Wiley Publishers, are pleased to announce that Trudy Turner will become the next editor of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology effective April 1, 2019. We would like to congratulate Trudy as… Read More

PhD Student Josh Rivers Receives Leifur Eiriksson Foundation Fellowship

PhD student Josh Rivers has received the Leifur Eiriksson Foundation Fellowship to conduct his dissertation research in Iceland. The foundation is a more localized version of a Fulbright Commission, more information on the foundation can be found here. Josh will… Read More

PhD Candidate Allison Kotowicz Awarded Prestigious Fulbright-Hays Fellowship

Allison Kotowicz, a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology, has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship for her work with the Maasai people in Tanzania. Read more about her here!

Professor Bettina Arnold and PhD Candidate Josh Driscoll participate in Ancient Beer Workshop in Germany

Anthropology Professor Bettina Arnold and PhD candidate Josh Driscoll were invited speakers at the University of Hohenheim in Germany in the European Research Council PLANTCULT Workshop “Ancient Beer: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Identification in the Archaeological Record”, February 7-9, 2019. Their talks were entitled, respectively, Tapping into the Past:… Read More

Lynne Goldstein honored by the Society of American Archaeology with a lifetime achievement award

Congratulations to former Department of Anthropology faculty member and longtime Department Chair Lynne Goldstein who will be honored by the Society of American Archaeology with a Lifetime Achievement Award this April!

Alexis Jordan receives Predoctoral Fellowship and History Prize

Congratulations to Alexis Jordan for receiving the 2019 National Humanities Without Walls Predoctoral Fellow as well as the Carew-Rendle History Prize awarded by the Royal Cornwall Museum for best essay in Cornish history or prehistory!

Dr. Bernard Perley to give keynote address to the Native American Foreign Affairs Council (NAFAC) at the U.S. Department of State Today

Congratulations to Bernie who was invited by the Native American Foreign Affairs Council (NAFAC) at the U.S. Department of State to give a keynote address (Thursday Nov. 29) to help them celebrate Native American Heritage Month 2018!

Dr. Middleton Interviewed about the Forensic Program by UWM’s InFocus

Visiting Assistant Professor, Dr. Emily Middleton, a recent addition to the Department of Anthropology, was interviewed about the growing Forensics program for the October edition of the College of Letters and Science InFocus Magazine. Read the full transcript Here!

Spring 2019 – New Course!

Anthro 212 – The Past on Tap: The Archaeology of Fermented Beverages This course provides an introduction to the archaeological, historical, physical, ethnographic and experimental evidence for the production and consumption of beer, wine, and other fermented beverages in the… Read More