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History PhD student Nick Miller’s on Sled Dogs and Polar Exploration

Congratulations to History PhD student Nick Miller, whose book review essay covering several recent studies of animals, exploration, and empire building appeared in the latest issue of Terrae Incognitae. The full article can be found here.

Professor Evans Receives Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award

Congratulations to Associate Professor Christine Evans, who was honored in October for winning the Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award. The award is one of UWM’s top honors, with just four professors university-wide earning the distinction for 2022. The awards committee cited… Read More

Transland Under Siege: A Brief History

From 2:00-3:00pm on October 21, Lawrence University’s Helen Boyd Cramer will give an online lecture on the history and current status of the movements for Trans rights. The event is co-sponsored by the History Department, History Graduate Student Association, LGTBQ… Read More

Professor Rodriguez featured in WUWM’s Hispanic Heritage Month coverage

WUWM 89.7 FM recently featured Professor Joseph Rodriguez in a report about the history of the terms used by people of Latin American ancestry to describe their ethnic identity.

PhD program alumni Grensavitch’s essay published in the AHA’s Perspective on History

Congratulations to History alumni (PhD 2019) Krista Grensavitch, whose article on WAR Dolls—a sexual-abuse prevention program developed in Milwaukee in the early 1980s—was published in the American Historical Association’s Perspective on History.

Professor Vang named a Distinguished Lecturer by the OAH

Congratulations to Professor Chia Youyee Vang who is the recipient of one of the historical profession’s top honors. This fall Professor Vang was made a Distinguished Lecturer by the Organization of American Historians.

History MA Gavin’s essay on indigenous dispossession in Hawai’i

Congratulations to History MA student Marissa Gavin, whose article detailing the ongoing struggle to prohibit the building of the Thirty Meter Telescope, an advanced space observatory, on the sacred site of Mauna Kea mountain on the island of Hawai’i was published this summer by the History News Network.

History Department Student Award Winners for 2021-2022

Congratulations to the UWM History Department 2021-2022 Student Award Winners Undergraduate Student Awards: Ahmad Family Scholarship: Mason Meyer A.T. Brown Award for History Undergraduates: Marshall Hoff David Hoeveler Merit Scholarship: Kassidee Bergdoll and Samantha Danczyk Professor Bud Weare Scholarship: Noor… Read More

MaKEing History

MaKEing History is a new blog created and curated by UWM History graduate students. Be sure to check back regularly for new posts, essays, calls for papers, and student profiles.  

2021 Phi Alpha Theta Inductees

As part of this year’s Research Showcase, the department celebrates the new inductees of its honor society, Phi Alpha Theta.  The department congratulates this year’s new members: Amber J. Bein Kassidee A. Bergdoll Michelle L. Evans Julia E. Hanley Zalen… Read More