James H. Mielke

Professor & Associate Dean
Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Massachusetts
Primary office:
Strong Hall, 200
Office of the Dean
1450 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence 66045-7535


Summary

Research Areas: population structure, historical demography and historical epidemiology, Finland

Education

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Massachusetts
M.A., Anthropology, University of Massachusetts
B.A., Anthropology, University of Utah

Selected Grants

Genetics and Demography of the Boruca of Costa Rica. GRF #2301072-003. University of Kansas General Research Fund Grant (GRF). (1/1/2001 - 12/31/2002). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Population dynamics in Åland, Finland, 1750-1950. GRF #3055-XX-0038. University of Kansas General Research Fund Grant (GRF). (1/1/1993 - 12/31/1994). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Historical Epidemiology and Population Structure Studies of the Åland Islands, Finland. Sigrid Jusélius Foundation, Helsinki, Finland. (1/1/1973 - 12/31/1991). Foreign (company, govt, agencies, etc.). Status: Funded. Grants awarded for summers of 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978-1985, and 1988-1991
War Demography in Historic Finland. GRF #3102-XX-0038. University of Kansas General Research Fund Grant (GRF). (1/1/1989 - 12/31/1990). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Historical Population Dynamics in Sottunga, Finland: 1750-1900. GRF #3338-XX-0038. University of Kansas General Research Fund Grant (GRF). (1/1/1987 - 12/31/1988). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Collaborative Research on Human Population Genetics in the Åland Islands, Finland. BNS-8319057. National Science Foundation (NSF). $85954.00. (1/1/1984 - 12/31/1987). Federal. Status: Funded. 3 years
Determinants of Population Change and Growth in Finström, Åland. BIOMED #4381-0711-0. Biomedical Sciences Support Grant, University of Kansas. (1/1/1985 - 12/31/1986). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Population Change in Åland, Finland, 1750-1950. GRF #3286-20-0038. University of Kansas General Research Fund Grant (GRF). (1/1/1983 - 12/31/1984). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Fertility Trends in Åland, Finland, 1750-1980. GRF #3159-20-0038. University of Kansas General Research Fund Grant (GRF). (1/1/1981 - 12/31/1982). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Natural Selection and Disease in Åland, Finland. GRF#3272-20-0038. University of Kansas General Research Fund Grant (GRF). (1/1/1979 - 12/31/1980). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
The Impact of Diseases on the Population Structure of the Åland Islands, Finland. BIOMED #RR07037. Biomedical Sciences Support Grant, University of Kansas. (1/1/1978 - 12/31/1979). Federal. Status: Funded
Death and Disease in Åland, Finland -- An Historical Perspective. GRF #3440-5038. University of Kansas General Research Fund Grant (GRF). (1/1/1977 - 12/31/1978). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Ohio Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office for the continued operation of the West Central Archaeological Preservation Office, Dayton, Ohio. (1/1/1975 - 12/31/1977). Federal. Status: Funded
Archaeological Reconnaissance of Opossum Creek - Phase I Survey of the Area. Private Research Contract with the Ralph L. Woolpert, Company, Dayton, Ohio. (12/31/1977). For Profit (company/corporation). Status: Funded
Phase I Archaeological Testing of Sites in Newfields New Community, Ohio. U.S. National Park Service, Eastern Regional Office. (1/1/1975 - 12/31/1976). Federal. Status: Funded. Co-director with Dr. Bennie C. Keel

Selected Awards & Honors

Outstanding Education Service Award
The Dialogue Institute in Lawrence and Greater Kansas City Metro Area
2015
W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence
University of Kansas
2006
Phi Kappa Phi
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1972
Merit Scholarship in Anthropology
University of Utah
1968 - 1969
Honors at Entrance Scholarship
University of Utah
1965 - 1966

Selected Publications

  • Mielke, JH; LW Konigsberg; and JH Relethford (2011)  Human Biological Variation, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press.
  • Mielke, J.H. and A. Fix (2007) The confluence of anthropological genetics and anthropological demography.  In: Anthropological Genetics: Theory, Methods, and Applications, edited by M.H. Crawford, Cambridge University Press, Pages 112-140.
  • Mielke, J.H. (2003) War and Population Composition in Åland, Finland. Human Biologists in the Archives: Demography, Health, Nutrition and Genetics, edited by D. Ann Herring and  Alan C. Swedlund, Cambridge University Press, pp. 216-233.
  • Mielke, J.H. (2002) Warfare and Population Structure. In: Human Biology and History, edited by Malcolm Smith, Taylor and Francis Publishers, pp. 98-111.
  • Mielke, J.H.; Relethford, J.H.; and Eriksson, A.W. (1994) Temporal trends in migration in the Åland Islands:  The effects of population size and geographic distance. Human Biology 66(3): 407-418.
  • Relethford, J.H. and Mielke, J.H. (1994) Marital exogamy in the Åland Islands, Finland, 1750-1949. Annals of Human Biology 21(1): 13-21.
  • Pitkänen, K.J. and Mielke, J.H. (1993) Age and sex differentials in mortality during two nineteenth century population crises.  European Journal of Population 9(1): 1-32.
  • Mielke, J.H. and K.J. Pitkänen (1989) War demography:  The impact of the 1808-09 war on the civilian population of Åland, Finland.  European Journal of Population 5: 373-398.
  • Mielke, J.H.; Jorde, L.B.; Trapp, P.G.; Anderton, D.L.; Pitkänen, K.; and Eriksson, A.W.(1984) Historical epidemiology of smallpox in Åland, Finland: 1751‑1890.  Demography 21: 271‑295.

Courses Recently Taught

  • Demographic Anthropology
  • Disease and Adaptation

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