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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

UWM Dissertator Susan Hill Examines “Adulting” in New Edition of Anthropology News

  Susan Hill, a Doctoral Dissertator in the Department of Anthropology at the UW-Milwaukee writes in her new article, “#Adulting and the Disordered State of American Adulthood”, about the tough realities of coming of age in America in the new… Read More

PhD Candidate Josh Driscoll receives Dissertation Fellowship Award

PhD candidate Josh Driscoll has received a  Dissertation Fellowship Award from the Graduate School to support his thesis project on the social role of alcoholic beverages in prehistoric Europe. Congratulations, Josh!