2018-19 Collaboratory Groups

Digital Culture (“Serious Play”) Collaboratory
Serious Play is a group for game studies research that livestreams their gameplay from the Center for 21st Century Studies and gained @Twitch affiliate status last year.

Faculty members: Thomas Malaby (Anthropology), Stuart Moulthrop (English), Nathan Humpal (Golda Meir Library), and Krista-Lee Malone (UW-Madison)

Student members: Laya Liebeseller, Josh Rivers, and Kristopher Purzycki

Media Studies Research Group: Women, Media, and the Archives
The Media Studies Research Group studies film, television, and new media. Activities include running film print preservation workshops, with plans to put on a conference on women film pioneers in early cinema in conjunction with Milwaukee Film.

Faculty members: Tami Williams (Film Studies and English), Elana Levine (Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies)

Student members: Hugo Ljungbäck

Public Humanities PhD Research Group
The Public Humanities PhD research group is building an ambitious proposal to create a public humanities PhD program and reimagine the role of the humanities doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Faculty members: Jason Puskar (English), Jasmine Alinder (History, Associate Dean for Humanities), Rachel Bloom-Pojar (English), Dave Clark (English, Senior Associate Dean–L&S), Gregory Jay (Chair, Department of English), Joseph Rodriguez (Chair, Department of History), Amanda Seligman (History), and Arijit Sen (SARUP)

Student members: Kristin Ravel, PhD Candidate in English

Muslim Milwaukee Project
The Muslim Milwaukee Project brings together researchers in anthropology, geography, and women’s and gender studies who are working with Salam Yousry’s Choir Project and other Milwaukee Muslim communities to understand their art-making and community-building practices.

Faculty members: Kristin Sziarto (Geography), Anna Manson McGinty (Geography, Women’s and Gender Studies), and Caroline Seymour-Jorn (FICL)

Embodied Text of Regional Indigenous Languages Collaboratory
The Embodied Text of Regional Indigenous Languages collaboratory brings together UWM artists, geographers, and indigenous language researchers with the Indian Community School to create collaborative artworks mapping indigenous visibility through embodied language.

Faculty members: Lane Hall (English), Lisa Moline (Art & Design), Margaret Noodin (English & UWM Electa Quinney Institute), Rina Ghose (Geography), and The Indian Community School (ICS).

Sound Inquiry II: Podcasting the Past and “Doing” History in the 21st Century
The Sound Inquiry collaboratory will build on last year’s success with podcasting and the digital humanities to continue developing a community of digital audio storytelling and podcasting in Milwaukee. (And they’re bringing in some great public speakers!)

Faculty members: Christopher Cantwell (History), Jane Hamden Daley (Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies), Ann Hanlon (Digital Humanities Lab, Golda Meier Library), and Marcus Filippello (History)

Community collaborators: Mitch Teich, Lauren Sigfusson, and Michelle Maternowski (WUWM)

Critical East Asian Humanities Reading Group
The Critical East Asian Humanities Reading Group brings together UWM and Marquette researchers in history, foreign languages, religious studies, and women’s and gender studies in order to bring the prestigious Midwest Japan Seminar workshop to Milwaukee.

Faculty members: Aragorn Quinn (Foreign Languages and Literature, UWM), Nan Kim (History, UWM), Hilary Snow (Honors College, UWM), David Divalerio (History and Religious Studies, UWM), Xin Huang (Women and Gender Studies, UWM), Kevin Mulholland (Foreign Languages and Literature, UWM), and Michael Wert (History, Marquette University)