Spring 2020 Course Descriptions

Check out the course descriptions for undergraduate and graduate courses for the upcoming Spring 2020 semester!

Dr. Chia Youyee Vang discusses her new book at Concordia University, St. Paul

Chia Youyee Vang has just published, “Fly Until You Die: An Oral History of Hmong Pilots in the Vietnam War.” The book is written from the perspectives of the Hmong Pilots themselves, who reached out to Chia to help them tell these stories that have long been kept secret.

Chia Youyee Vang participants in panel discussion at Harvard University

Professor Chia Youyee Vang presented on a panel late last month as part of the Unsettled Citizens conference. Her particular panel discussion, Citizenship and It’s Gate
Keepers, explored how states, tribes, and other communities regulate belonging.

John Harry lands internship at Smithsonian National Museum of American History

UWM History student John Harry has landed an internship with the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. He will be working for Theresa McCulla, a beer historian the museum hired to aid with the Smithsonian’s American Brewing History Initiative.

The Orange Story recieves Honorable Mention for Outstanding Public History Project Award

The Orange Story has just been announced as the 2019 NCPH Outstanding Public History Project Award, Honorable Mention. Congratulations to Jasmine A Alinder and Patrick Hall on the success of this amazing project!

UWM History Professor featured in article discussing the inner lives of animals

Nigel Rothfels has weighed in on the public debate surrounding the inner lives of animals (in this case, bears) in an article featured in Medium. In the article, Rothfels objects to the degrading portrayal of bears in some zoos and circuses.

UWM Historian Rachel Ida Buff Discusses the Immigration Debate in The Washington Post

Check out UWM History professor Rachel Ida Buff’s article, “Why President Trump has won the immigration standoff, even if he doesn’t get wall funding”, featured in The Washington Post.

History Grad Student to Write Book About the History of Stevens Point Brewery

History graduate student John Harry is currently writing a book about the history of the 162-year-old Stevens Point Brewery. The Stevens Point Brewery is set for publication during the holiday season in late 2019.

WUWM: Hmong American Experience

Listen to WUWM’s interview with historian Chia Vang who talks about how Hmong people came to settle in Wisconsin.

History Doctoral Candidate Research Project: Object Lessons

History doctoral candidate Krista Grensavich reports on her research project on the use of objects to teach historical information. The project is sponsored by the Chipstone Foundation and involves the UWM Library’s Archives and Special Collections.