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Professor Carolyn Eichner interviewed by French Newspaper Mediapart

An interview with Professor Carolyn Eichner (History) is the lead story in the French newspaper Mediapart. It is the fourth part in their series “The Colonial Project in New Caledonia,” on the upcoming referendum on New Caledonia’s independence from France.

Distinguished Professor Merry Wiesner-Hanks recently quoted in New York Times

Merry Wiesner-Hanks, Distinguished Professor of History and President of the World History Association, was recently quoted in the New York Times on changes to the A.P. History examination.

UWM Students help Associate Professor Christine Evans with research for Washington Post article

Students from UWM and Notre Dame helped conduct research for a recent article in the Washington Post “Monkey Cage” blog, written by UWM associate professor of History Christine Evans and Notre Dame political scientist Susanne Wengle. The UWM students included are Alexandra Stott, who graduated and is on her way to U of Indiana pursuing an MA program, Ravil Ashirov, and Blake Lilek.

Perspective | Long before Sterling Brown’s arrest, Milwaukee struggled with a policing problem

Will Tchakirides, a PhD candidate in history at UWM talks about Sterling Brown’s arrest and the use of overpolicing by the Milwaukee Police Department throughout the city in his latest article on The Washington Post.

History alumna becomes an Art Guardian

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.

UWM Researcher Who Studies Hmong Refugees was a Child Refugee Herself

Professor Chia Youyee Vang, a child refugee herself, now studies Hmong refugees all over the world. Vang is one of the world’s leading experts on Hmong refugees. She is also one of the first of Hmong descent to have become a full professor at a major research university.

Interview about doctoral alumnus Pete Janecky on his job with Ancestry.com

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.

Alumnus Matthew J. Prigge wins the Milwaukee County Historical Society Gambrinus Prize

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 Faculty Pass Resolution in Support of Our Students

The faculty of the UWM Department of History unanimously passed a resolution supporting our students.

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Search: Public and Digital History

The History Department at UW-Milwaukee is seeking to make a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with primary fields in Public and Digital History. Geographic field and period of research are open.