Kathleen "Kate" Gillogly, Ph.D.

Kathleen Gillogly


  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Midwestern USA
  • Southeast Asia & Southwest Pacific
  • Environmental Anthropology
  • Sustainability
Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Anthropology. Originally from the Midwest, Kate Gillogly returned after years living in the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, and Hawaii, working in consulting in applied anthropology of agricultural ecology and international development. She currently lives in Pleasant Prairie, focusing on undergraduate education, applied anthropological work in watershed management and environmental activism, as well as writing projects on sustainability, kinship & adaptation, and social structure.

Teaching Interests

In a small four-field anthropology department, Gillogly teaches Introduction to Anthropology, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Environmental Anthropology, Migration & Immigration, Livelihoods and Exchange, Anthropology of Language, & Anthropological Theory as well as Peoples of Southeast Asia and qualitative methods such as Participant-Observation, Text Analysis, and User Design. She has co-led two Study Abroad Tours to Southeast Asia. Many of these classes also fulfill requirements for that degree as well as for the concentration in Anthropology. She has taught lots of senior seminars for different majors, currently focusing on the Senior Seminar for Geography & Anthropology. Finally, she facilitates student research projects and involves students in local research on the changing landscape of Pike Creek; cooperative exchanges in the arts networks of Kenosha; oral history; and student use of the university web page.

Research Interests

Watershed management across political boundaries; how people connect to their local environment (through stories, history, daily actions); changing relationships of power in international development projects focusing on the connection between the global and the local; transformations in kinship and marriage practices with changes in the agricultural economy; the rise of indigenous citizenship movements in Southeast Asia; and analysis of how "sustainability" is conceptualized in different sociopolitical settings.

Consulting Interests

Working with local groups on environmental management plans.

Selected Publications

2017: Policy Driven Changes in Lisu Swiddening: Social Organization as Adaptation to a New Economy, Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (along with World Agroforestry Center, Australian Center for International Agricultural Research, et al.)

: Natural and Cultural Histories of Pike Creek, Unknown as yet

: Policy Driven Changes in Lisu Swiddening: Social Organization as Adaptation to a New Economy, Routledge

2014: Environmental sustainability policy in Thailand: Global systems, Thai localism, Environment and Development in Asia (159-179 pp.)

2014: Greed in a "tribal" economy? Acquisitiveness and reciprocity in Lisu society , Society for Economic Anthropology / Alta Mira Press.

2014: Swiddening in the SW Pacific, Routledge

2011: Learning the Contradictions of Applied Fieldwork in the Peace Corps, Anthropology News (Online Edition)

2011: Review Essay of Gaian Theory in Eileen Crist and H. Bruce Rinker (eds): Gaia in Turmoil: Climate Change, Biodepletion, and Earth Ethics in an Age of Crisis and Clive Hamilton, Requiem for a Species: Why We Resist the Truth about Climate Change. , Human Ecology (845-849 pp.)

2011: Everyday Life in Southeast Asia,

2010: Review of Tania Li's The Will to Improve., Environment and Society: Advances in Research (204-205 pp.)

Research/Creative Awards

2017: Funding of participation on professional development in methods and teaching, Text Analysis in Cultural Anthropology offered by University of Florida, FASPOF, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Service Awards

2014: Nomination for Stella Gray Teaching Excellence Award, Nominated for Stella Gray Teaching Excellence Award, University, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Departmental Service

2017: Chairperson - Director, Center for International Studies
2017: Committee Chair - Executive Committee, Sociology/Anthropology

University Service

: Committee Member - Committee on Academic Planning
: Chairperson - Course & Curriculum
: Committee Member - International Studies Steering Committee
2021: Committee Member - Community Engagement and Community-Based Learning Steering Committee
2019: Faculty Advisor - Adviser to Anthropology Club
2018: Committee Chair - International Studies Steering Committee, Chair
2016: Committee Member - Budget Committee
2015: University Senate Service - Faculty Senator for Center for International Studies
2010: Faculty Advisor - Adviser to Parkside Oddities
2013: Committee Member - Interdisciplinary Studies Steering Committee
2013: Attendee, Orientation - Training for Student Organization Advisors
2012: Faculty Advisor - Adviser to CoExist (Student group)
2012: Committee Member - Women's and Gender Studies Steering Committee
2012: Committee Member - 21st Century Teacher Preparation and Professional Development, Cultural Competence Team

Professional Service

2016: Officer, Vice President - Central States Anthropological Society
2016: Other - Central States Anthropological Society
2011: Officer, President/Elect/Past - Council on Thai Studies
2011: Program Organizer - Annual meeting of the Council on Thai Studies

Public Service

2023: Other - Geography Bowl, 2017, 2018, 2023
2017: Program Organizer - "Mystery of Pike Creek" with Root-Pike WIN and Kenosha Public Museum
2017: Guest Speaker - Kettle Moraine Global: School for Global Leadership and Innovation
2014: Committee Member - Root-Pike WIN: Pike River Rehabilitation
2014: Guest Speaker - Sierra Club (Southeast Gateway)
ANTH 100 - Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH 200 - Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 302 - Anthropological Theory
ANTH 312 - Anthropology of Language
ANTH 357 - Livelihoods/Exchange/Globalztn
ANTH 382 - Environmental Anthropology
ANTH 491 - Anthropology Fieldwork
ANTH 494 - Internship in Anthropology
ANTH 499 - Independent Study:
CBL 101 - Intro to Community Engagement
GEOG 495 - Senior Seminar
GNED 104 - Foundtns of Learning:Soc&Behav
GNED 193 - Spec Tpcs-Social/Behaviorl Sci
INTS 100 - Intro to International Studies
INTS 210 - Cultural Anthropology
INTS 405 - Internship in Int'l Educ Srvcs
INTS 494 - Internship-Internatn'l Studies
INTS 499 - Independent Study:
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