Faculty

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.

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!

WUWM: Hmong American Experience

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

Martha Carlin on Foodies on a Tight Budget

UWM Department of History’s Professor Martha Carlin contributes to the Wallet Hub’s feature, “2018’s Best Foodie Cities in America.”

UWM History Professor Nigel Rothfels featured in upcoming PBS Documentary

Nigel Rothfels, a UWM History Professor, is featured in an upcoming documentary about American Circuses on PBS. Professor Rothfels wrote a book in 2002 about the origins of natural displays of zoo animals and has interviewed circus historians about the importance of animals in circuses.

How Wisconsin is trying to head off a major worker shortage

PBS News Hour Economics Correspondent, Paul Solman, reports on the labor shortage in Wisconsin and what employers are doing to fill needed positions. Solman interviews UWM Department of History Professor Emeritus Marc Levine.

Professor Vang on Hmong family tradition of growing and selling food

UWM History Professor and Director of Hmong Diaspora Studies Chia Vang discusses the tradition of growing and selling food at local farmers markets within Hmong families in a recent article by the Journal Sentinel. Read about this tradition and more… Read More

Associate Professor Aims McGuinness quoted in article on Turner Hall’s murals

History Associate Professor Aims McGuinness was quoted in a recent article in OnMilwaukee about the murals at Turner Hall as Mike Eitel prepares the Turner Hall restaurant space into it’s new life as Tavern at Turner Hall.

Nan Kim, Peace Advocate

Associate Professor Nan Kim shows her support for the struggle of the people of Okinawa to demilitarize the Okinawan islands and to live in peace in an article on the blog Consortiumnews.com.