Siwar Masannat Wins Women’s & Gender Studies Student Research Paper and Project Contest

Congratulations to Creative Writing doctoral student Siwar Masannat! Siwar has won a graduate award in the Women’s & Gender Studies Student Research Paper and Project Contest for her term paper: The New Woman in the Egyptian Press: 1900-1930. 


Congratulations to Professor Kumkum Sangari, who edited and contributed to the recently published collection of essays ARC SILT DIVE: THE WORKS OF SHEBA CHHACHHI. 

UWM Alum Rene Steinke Receives 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship for Fiction

Congratulations to Rene Steinke, who received a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship for Fiction! Steinke is the author of three novels: The Fires, Holy Skirts, and Friendswood. Holy Skirts was a finalist in 2005 for the National Book Award. Rene received her PhD in… Read More

Louise Zamparutti Receives Fellowship from Mary Baker Eddy Library

Congrats to Louise Zamparutti! She received a research fellowship from the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston, MA, to do research in the Library’s archives this summer.

Dave Clark, Danny Card, and Molly Kessler Featured in 2016 UWM Research Report

Congratulations to Dave Clark and graduate students Danny Card and Molly Kessler for being featured in the 2016 UWM Research Report.

Mary Clinkenbeard Featured in Highlight of UWM Graduate Student Research

Congratulations to Mary Clinkenbeard, Ph.D. student in Professional Writing, for being featured in this highlight of UWM graduate student research:

Meg Noodin and Pat Mayes Receive Research Growth Initiative Grant

Congratulations to Meg Noodin and Pat Mayes (co-PI) who received the Research Growth Initiative grant for their project “Ganawendamaw: Emerging Anishinaabe Environmental Ideologies.” Fifteen proposals were chosen for funding in the 2016-2017 Research Growth Initiative, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing… Read More

Shawna Lipton Successfully Defends Doctoral Thesis

Congratulations to Shawna Liptonwho successfully defended her doctoral dissertation “Queer Modernism and the Biographical Fallacy” this January. Shawna is receiving her doctoral degree in Literature and Cultural Theory. Her advisor was Jane Gallop and her committee members were Greg Jay,… Read More

Scott Graham Discusses “The Politics of Pain Medicine” on Madison’s 89.9 WORT

Congratulations to Scott Graham. He recently appeared on 89.9 WORT talking about his book The Politics of Pain Medicine. Listen at

Alumni Claudia Ramirez ’13 Accepted to Iowa Writers’ Workshop

Congrats to Creative Writing alumni Claudia Ramirez (2013) on admission to the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop! For more information about the workshop, visit