Matthew Wolfgram

Position title: Researcher

Dr. Matthew Wolfgram is an anthropologist of education and was an associate researcher at CCWT. He earned his Ph.D. in linguistic anthropology from the University of Michigan in 2009, and Dr. Wolfgram’s three major research projects include: (1) an ethnography of communication focused on the education and practice of an indigenous system of medicine in Kerala (south India) called Ayurveda; (2) a video-discourse analysis of teacher-student and student peer-group interactions in US middle and high school STEM classrooms; and (3) an ethnography of the experience of low-income, first-generation, and minoritized students on the campus of a public flagship university in the American Midwest. At CCWT Dr. Wolfgram oversaw a new ethnographic study to document how refugee resettlement populations in Wisconsin experience the college-workforce transition, served as lead qualitative researcher for the College Internship Study, and co-led the Community Based Participatory Action Research (CBPAR) project.