Congrats to Professor Brenda Cárdenas

Prof. Brenda Cárdenas’s book Trace (Red Hen Press, 2023) won the Society of Midland Authors 2023 Poetry Book Award honoring the Society’s choices for the best books by Midwest authors published in 2023. Trace is also a finalist for Foreword Review‘s Indie Poetry Prize for books that present work… Read More

Poem by Professor Cárdenas to be featured in a performance by the National Concert Chorus

Choral composer Dr. Daniel Afonso (California State University, Stanislaus) wrote a choral score to Professor Brenda Cárdenas’s poem “Para los tin-tun-teros.” The collaboration (score with poem) was published in 2023 by Hal Leonard Music and will be performed at Carnegie… Read More

Office of Digital Humanities Awards

Congratulations to UWM researchers Anne Bonds, professor of geography, and Derek Handley, assistant professor of English, who were awarded a federal grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities of nearly $150,000 to continue their research into restrictive racial covenants… Read More

Prof. Szczepaniak-Gillece interviewed about the closure of the Downer Theatre on Spectrum News 1

Built in 1915, the Downer was the oldest operating theater in Milwaukee.

Professor Levine interviewed about soap opera history on WNYC

Dr. Elana Levine, Professor of Media, Cinema & Digital Studies, was recently interviewed on WNYC’s All Of It With Alison Stewart about the enduring power of the soap opera. Professor Levine detailed the soap opera’s transition from a radio vehicle for selling… Read More

Professor Levine discusses the daytime soap opera’s significance with AP News

In an AP News story that has been picked up more than 300 times since its publication, Professor Elana Levine highlighted the import of “The Young & the Restless” on the occasion of the show’s 50th anniversary, celebrated this Sunday…. Read More

Professor Basting discusses her work on creative care for dementia with The New York Times’ “First Person”

Professor Anne Basting spoke with Lulu Garcia-Navarro about a creative approach to people dealing with dementia and aging in the latest episode of “First Person” from The New York Times. Listen here. “There is such a powerful force in knowing that… Read More

Professor Derek Handley Recommends Books by Black Authors on WUWM

Assistant Professor of English Derek Handley joined WUWM on-air to recommend three books by Black authors. Read more from Dr. Handley about his selections below or listen to the full story here. Where Do We Go from Here? by Dr…. Read More

Professor Liam Callanan interviewed about his new book “When In Rome”

Professor & Coordinator of Creative Writing Liam Callanan discusses his new book and reflects on the relationship between his writing and his faith in the National Catholic Register. Read more here. When in Rome, which will be released by Penguin-Random House on March… Read More

Professor Derek Handley interviewed for TMJ4’s @TheTable Segment

Assistant Professor of English Dr. Derek Handley sat down with TMJ4 News to share four books written by Black writers that every American should have on their shelves to learn about the Black experience. Watch the clip and read more here…. Read More