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

“Furrow” Open for Submissions

Furrow, a literary and arts journal published each spring by UW-Milwaukee, is accepting submissions from undergraduate students. We accept unpublished poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and comics from undergraduates at any college or university. Submitting is easy, and we offer $100… Read More

Brenda Cárdenas Invited to Present at 39th Annual Writers Week Conference

Brenda Cárdenas was invited to present a poetry reading with Q & A and interview at University of California at Riverside’s 39th Annual Writers Week Conference on February 2. Writers Week is the longest-running, free literary event in California and regularly… Read More

Dave Clark and Daniel Card Receive $50,000 NSF Grant

Congrats to Dave Clark and doctoral student Daniel Card, who recently received a $50,000 National Science Foundation grant for the NSF I-Corps program.

Creative Writing Students Publish “Cries for Justice: Poems for Dontre Hamilton.”

Congratulations to numerous creative writing students for the publication of “Cries for Justice: Poems for Dontre Hamilton.”  The chapbook features poems by UWM students Franklin K.R. Cline, Maria Peeples, Freesia McKee, and Peter Burzynski. The book is available through Art… Read More

Recent Graduate Ching-In Chen Accepted for Publication

Congratulations to Ching-In Chen whose revised dissertation was recently accepted for publication by Kelsey Street Press out of Berkeley, California. Ching-In Chen is a doctoral graduate of the Creative Writing program. Ching-In’s committee was chaired by Professor Brenda Cárdenas and also… Read More

Fellows on Flint: Water-Centric Cities

The ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan has prompted emergency response at city, state, and federal levels, as well as heated debate here in Wisconsin and nationally. Official inquiry is underway into the political, economic, and technological causes as well as consequences of the mass pollution of Flint’s drinking water.

Here at UWM, this year’s team of Global Studies Research Fellowssponsored by the Center for International Education (CIE) were chosen for their expertise in the politics of water accessibility, activism and the protection of water resources, and the science of water infrastructure.

Join us on Thursday, February 4th at 6:00 pm for a special colloquium on this urgent and still-developing crisis, where our Global Studies Research Fellows will expand the dialogue beyond Facebook and Twitter, and into a public forum, for the benefit of our own water-centric city.

This event is free and open to the public.

Dalia Gomaa Publishes “The Non-National in Contemporary American Literature”

Congratulations to Dalia Gomaa on the very recent release of her book, The Non-National in Contemporary American Literature: Ethnic Women Writers and Problematic Belongings, by Palgrave Macmillan. It is a revised version of her dissertation, which was chaired by Professor… Read More