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. Grensavitch is a senior lecturer in UWM’s Department… Read more
History Alumna, Rebecca Owen, becomes the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra VP of Development. Rebecca is a Milwaukee native and received her Bachelor of Arts in History at UW-Milwaukee…
Alumnus Michael Aldana has been appointed managing partner of Milwaukee’s second-largest law firm Quarles & Brady LLP.
UWM Alumna Monica Drake (Art History, BA; Public History and Museum Studies, MA) is the new operations manager for Pinellas County’s Heritage Village, a 21-acre living history museum.
If you want to make her day, ask Katie Steffan about her box work. She’s a self-taught archival box constructor and proud of it. Steffan is one of an eight-person team working at Guardian, which opened on W. St. Paul Avenue in 2017. Her education was well-suited to the task; Steffan graduated from UWM in 2015 with her Master’s in Public History and a certificate in Museum Studies. She completed internships at the Milwaukee Public Museum and met Guardian founder Shannon when she took an internship cataloging his personal collection, a treasure-trove of roughly 5,000 pieces of art.
In this UWM Report interview, doctoral alumnus Pete Janecky tells about how his love of history led him to his current work with the leading genealogy website Ancestry.com.
The Gambrinus Prize was awarded for his Outlaws, Rebels, & Vixens: Motion Picture Censorship in Milwaukee, 1914-1971, which was based on his master’s thesis.
History department alumnus Dr. James K. Nelsen will be giving a talk on campus based on his new book, Educating Milwaukee.
History Department alumna Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham received the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama.
Laura Godden, MA 2011, has been an archivist in the Special Collections and Area Research Center at Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for the past three years.