From Cultural Appropriation to Cultural Appreciation at the Center for Design and Material Culture (Museum magazine; Carter, Dodge Francis, Jean, Jenkinson, Mace, Center for Design & Material Culture, Equity and Justice Network, Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, Indigenous EcoWell Initiative and Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery)

Human Ecology faculty, staff and a Ph.D. student describe the school’s efforts to use items from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection to help visitors understand the difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation. The article was written by Sarah Anne Carter, associate professor of Design Studies and executive director of the Center for Design & Material Culture; Carolee Dodge Francis, Civil Society & Community Studies Department Chair and professor; Carolyn Jenkinson, HLATC collection manager; Joseph Jean, Civil Society & Community Studies Ph.D. student and a project assistant focused on evaluation; and Dakota Mace, a photographer and researcher in the HLATC.

Human Ecology faculty, alumni featured in “On Wisconsin” Spring 2023 issue

The School of Human Ecology isn’t about just hoping for a better future. By helping create it, human ecologists help others reach their full potentials, too. Such innovative thinking and initiative was on display in the Spring 2023 issue of On Wisconsin, UW–Madison’s award-winning alumni magazine, which featured several Human Ecology faculty and alumni.

Three Human Ecology honorees on Wisconsin’s Most influential Native American Leaders 2023 list

Madison365 released its list of Wisconsin’s 33 Most Influential Native American Leaders for 2023 and we have three Human Ecology honorees, including PhD student Josie Lee (Civil Society & Community Research), alumna Nicole Soulier ’09 …