2019-20 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: Kelly Brajevich (English), Ryan House (English), Erik Kersting (English), Laya Liebeseller (Anthropology), and Josh Rivers (Anthropology)

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), Michael Newman (Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies), Joe Austin (History), Christine Evans (History), and Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece (Film Studies and English)

Student research assistant: Hugo Ljungbäck (Film Studies)

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), 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)

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

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

#ArtinHigherEd: The Role of University Art Collections and Museums
The #ArtinHigherEd Collaboratory seeks to (re)consider the role of museums and art collections (defined broadly across diverse media and embracing multiple traditions) in classrooms, on campuses, and in the community—specifically focusing on UWM’s Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery and the UWM Art Collection (UWMAC).

Faculty members: Katharine Wells (Art History), Jasmine Alinder (History, Associate Dean for Humanities), Joel Berkowitz (Director, Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies), Derek Counts (Art History), Leigh Mahlik (Curator, Emile H Mathis Art Gallery and UWMAC), David Pacifico (Director, Emile H Mathis Art Gallery and UWMAC), Bill Wood, (Director, Graduate Certificate Program in Museum Studies), and Max Yela (Head of Special Collections, UWM Libraries)

Student members: Hannah Rillie (Art History)

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)