Faculty Teaching About Culture

Anthropology Faculty

Jill White (Chair)

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Global Studies and Human Development

Teaches Myth, Symbol, Ritual and Religion, Cross Cultural Human Development, Middle Childhood & Adolescence, and Human Sexuality. Dr. White has conducted ethnographic research in rural Appalachia, among the urban poor in the South, and in rural and urban Northern Mexico.  Her work has focused on themes of education, identity, and the social construction of childhood and youth.  She is currently exploring these issues in Amman, Jordan.  Dr. White leads a travel course to Jordan in which students may earn Human Development or Global Studies credit.  Author of Figured Worlds of Mexican Teens in Kentucky: Identity and Educational Decision-Making (2009). Dr. White offers students opportunities to be involved with various cultural communities in Wisconsin and to assist her with qualitative fieldwork. (whiteji@uwgb.edu, MAC C323, 465-2569)


Karen Dalke

Lecturer of Anthropology and Social Change and Development  Teaches Intro to Sociology, Varieties of World Culture, Medical Anthropology, Myth, Ritual, Symbol, and Religion, and Environmental, Political and Economic Anthropology. Currently completing research on gangs in the Fox Valley. Interested in globalization and its impact on culture, human-animal interactions cross-culturally, and subcultures. Completed dissertation entitled Real and the Imagined: An Ethnographic Analysis of the Wild Horse in the American Landscape focuses on what the wild horse symbolizes to American culture. ( dalkek@uwgb.edu, MAC B307, 465-2486)

Jim White

Instructor of Anthropology  Archaeological anthropology.  Teaches Varieties of World Culture.  Dr. White’s graduate research pertained to the Peopling of the New World and the early hunter-gatherers of northeastern Mexico. Throughout his career, Dr. White has been teaching a variety of topics from an anthropological perspective, including human sexuality, religious topics, cultural variability, and archaeology in the Americas. This has helped him become an anthropological generalist with a wide range of interests. Most days you can find him engaged in discussions on the human condition with particular interests in social justice and religion as philosophy. whitej@uwgb.edu, MAC 331

Lynn Walter

Rosenberg Professor Emerita of Anthropology, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Democracy and Justice Studies. Currently, Co-Director of the Center for Food in Community and Culture. Editor of Critical Food Issues: Society, Culture, and Ethics (2009), Women’s Issues Worldwide: Europe (2003); Women’s Rights: A Global View (2000; and author of Ethnicity, Economy and the State in Ecuador (1981); and articles on indigenous communities in Ecuador, social welfare and women’s movements in Denmark, women’s rights, and feminist anthropology. Most recently, her research interests are focused on intergenerational ethics regarding food security and the future of the commons. (walterl@uwgb.edu, ES 307E, 465-2265)