Sami Schalk joins the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies

Assistant Professor Sami Schalk's research focuses on disability, race and gender in contemporary American literature and culture. 

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Political Newsmaker

Katherine Cramer, a political science professor and director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service, spent five years popping into small Wisconsin towns to chat with citizens. What she discovered was a growing sense of bitterness. Her book, The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker, explores that feeling of being overlooked that many media have since cited as one reason behind the rise of Donald Trump to the presidency. 

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Where words meet water

As an assistant professor of composition and rhetoric in the Department of English, as well as a faculty affiliate with the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Caroline Gottschalk Druschke researches the human aspects of natural resource management and teaches classes that bridge communication and environmental concerns.

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Scandinavian Studies gains expert on contemporary Scandinavian literature

With experience teaching at the University of Helsinki and state universities in Los Angeles, Austin and the Twin Cities, Claus Elholm Andersen joins the Department of German, Nordic and Slavic as a new assistant professor of Danish.

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The School of Journalism and Mass Communication welcomes Chris Cascio

Assistant professor Chris Cascio studies the neurocognitive mechanisms associated with social influence and health messages delivered through mass media.

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Exhibiting inclusivity

Art history alum Marcela Guerrero champions Latinx artists and advocates for accessibility in her curatorial role at the Whitney.

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The School of Social Work welcomes Pajarita Charles

Assistant professor Pajarita Charles' research focuses on supporting healthy child development among children of formerly incarcerated fathers.

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Sriram Boothalingam joins the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Assistant professor Sriram Boothalingam is eager to work among the leaders of hearing research at UW-Madison.

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Coding for equity

Computer sciences and Spanish double-major Katie Zutter is working to make the tech industry more inclusive.

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