Our Students

Graduate Student Excellence Awards

The department wishes to congratulate Martin Kozon, Kitonga Alexander, and Patrick Hall, recipients of the Graduate Student Excellence Awards for 2020-2021! These awards are funded by private donors and the department is grateful for the opportunity to recognize these students… Read More

2020 Department Awards Announced

Every year, the History Department’s Awards Committee has the pleasure to review the records and accomplishments of the many undergraduate and graduate students who are such a vital presence in the department. It is with great pleasure that the Committee… Read More

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!

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.

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.

Happy Holidays from History Grads!

Great end of semester get together tonight at Lakefront!  Thank you for your support this semester.  Hope you have a happy holiday!

MA History Student Jordan Stewart, co-owner of Pig Tailz MKE, won the Milwaukee Taco Fest this summer

Jordan Stewart’s food cart, Pig Tailz MKE, won the Milwaukee Taco Fest this summer! Congratulations! Pig Tailz MKE is a food cart/catering company serving tacos, pitas, nachos and unique sandwiches to Milwaukee and the surrounding area.

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.