News

Alexis Jordan awarded AIA’s Elizabeth Bartman Museum Internship Scholarship

Alexis Jordan, a PhD candidate in Anthropology, will use the Bartman grant to conduct archival research and commingled skeletal analyses on the remains from Harlyn Bay, the largest Iron Age cemetery in Cornwall.

Rachel McTavish receives Kohler Foundation Ruth Cohen Memorial Award

Graduate Student Rachel McTavish was awarded a Kohler Foundation Ruth Cohen Memorial Award to conduct isotope research on animal bone from sites excavated at Lake Koshkonong, Wisconsin

Richard Edwards awarded NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant

Richard Edwards, under the supervision of Prof. Robert Jeske, will investigate the relationship between subsistence strategies and the development of cultural complexity among early Oneota agricultural populations in Wisconsin.

Alexandra Frankel accepts internship at the American Anthropological Association

Graduate student Alexandra Frankel is the new publishing intern at the AAA in Washington D.C.

Anika Yetunde Jones accepts tenure track position at Oakton Community College

Anika Yetunde Jones was hired as an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology tenure track at Oakton Community College. Congratulations Anika!

Benjamin Campbell attending NSF-Sponsored Short Course

Professor Campbell will attend the NSF-Sponsored short course in research methods in Gainesville, Florida to be held July 25-29, 2016.

Tracey Heatherington’s research featured in L&S News

For the last few years, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault has been the focus of UWM anthropologist Tracey Heatherington’s research. She’s studying not only how people collaborate across the globe, but also science in the making. Read the entire story in “Studying the roots of the Seed Vault.”

Maddie Poullette receives the Tinker and Ruggiero research awards

Maddie Poullette awarded two research grants from the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Anthropologists Uncover Wisconsin’s Past

In August 2015, the Guest House, a local homeless shelter, broke ground to expand into an empty lot when a man’s grave was uncovered. Construction was halted, and the shelter called the UWM Cultural Resource Management program for help with the unexpected exhumation.

Announcement: 2016 Preliminary Dissertation Research Awards

The Graduate Fellowship Committee of the Department of Anthropology is very pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Preliminary Dissertation Research Awards: Mulung Hsu and Robert Ahlrichs