Reflecting on the Indigenous EcoWell Initiative’s achievements as it concludes

The end of the spring 2024 semester brought the conclusion of the Indigenous EcoWell Initiative after three years of impactful work. The purpose of the initiative was to connect Native/Indigenous faculty members from the School of …

In the news: Human ecologists share insights to improve public understanding of key issues

At the core of Human Ecology’s work is improving the quality of life of all people. In 2023, faculty and graduate students published research findings that are enhancing our understanding of key societal issues, from …

American Indians Need Equal Access to Homeownership (Bloomberg and The Washington Post; Keeler)

Assistant Professor of Civil Society & Community Studies Kasey Keeler writes that while the prevalence of land acknowledgment statements has expanded rapidly in recent years, this type of recognition rings hollow as Indigenous people in the U.S. face a homeownership crisis. Indigenous people have had inequitable access to homeownership throughout U.S. history, Keeler says.

ICT Newscast: International trade stepped up for tribes (ICT; Keeler)

Civil Society & Community Studies Assistant Professor Kasey Keeler explains the main ideas from her book “American Indians and the American Dream: Policies, Place, and Property in Minnesota,” published in May 2023. Keeler’s book explores how American Indian people have historically accessed homeownership in the U.S. and especially in her home state of Minnesota.

SoHE News: Feb 19–25

Keeler joins SustainUW podcast to speak on American Indian activism, Collins discusses Wisconsin’s retirement crisis on WORT and publishes report on reverse mortgages, Raison co-chairs steering committee for psychedelics education symposium, Shim publishes on financial satisfaction related to college payment method, and more.

Dr. Kasey Keeler Wins Fellowship with Institute for Research in the Humanities

Dr. Kasey Keeler, assistant professor of Civil Society and Community Studies and of American Indian Studies, has won a prestigious fellowship with the UW Institute for Research in the Humanities, which will support her work on a book about Native American land ownership and identity.

SoHE News: Oct 16–22

SoHE and CommNS win 3 WPP grants, Addo featured in Newsweek on pandemic economic relief, Duncan publishes on postpartum wellbeing, Community Altar Project goes virtual for 2020, and more.