• Professor Eichner Featured on NPR’s Academic Minute
    Congratulations to Professor Carolyn Eichner, whose research on the Paris Commune of 1871 was featured on NPR’s Academic Minute in July 2023. In the program, which aired on more than 70 radio stations across North America, Professor Eichner offered a brief overview of the Commune’s lasting legacy. It can be heard here.
  • Professor Buff Featured on Citations Needed Podcast
    Congratulations to Professor Rachel Buff, whose research on US immigration policy and public discourse was featured on the podcast Citations Needed in July 2023. An extended interview with Professor Buff can be heard here.
  • Professor Rothfels’s Ted Talk Chalks Up Views
    Congratulations to Professor Nigel Rothfels, whose animated Ted-Ed talk has been viewed more than 180,000 times since it was posted in late April 2023. In a joint collaboration with director Anna Brenner, the video provides a history of efforts to prevent the extinction of the Mongolian “wild” horse (Takhi) and the lessons that conservationists can … Read more
  • Professor Evans Receives Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award
    Congratulations to Associate Professor Christine Evans, who was honored in October for winning the Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award. The award is one of UWM's top honors, with just four professors university-wide earning the distinction for 2022. The awards committee cited Professor Evan's remarkable ability to bring the histories of Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union … Read more
  • History PhD student Nick Miller’s on Sled Dogs and Polar Exploration
    Congratulations to History PhD student Nick Miller, whose book review essay covering several recent studies of animals, exploration, and empire building appeared in the latest issue of Terrae Incognitae. The full article can be found in the PDF below. Miller_Final_DraftDownload
  • PhD program alumni Grensavitch’s essay published in the AHA’s Perspective on History
    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 of Women’s & Gender Studies and a teaching resources developer for the American Historical Association. … Read more
  • Professor Rodriguez featured in WUWM’s Hispanic Heritage Month coverage
    WUWM 89.7 FM recently featured Professor Joseph Rodriguez in a report about the history of the terms used by people of Latin American ancestry to describe their ethnic identity. The interview can be found at WUWM’s site.
  • History MA Gavin’s essay on indigenous dispossession in Hawai’i
    Congratulations to History MA student Marissa Gavin, whose article detailing the ongoing struggle to prohibit the building of the Thirty Meter Telescope, an advanced space observatory, on the sacred site of Mauna Kea mountain on the island of Hawai’i was published this summer by the History News Network.
  • Professor Vang named a Distinguished Lecturer by the OAH
    Congratulations to Professor Chia Youyee Vang who is the recipient of one of the historical profession’s top honors. This fall Professor Vang was made a Distinguished Lecturer by the Organization of American Historians. The Distinguished Lectureship Program facilitates keynote addresses by leading historians in a variety of fields in US history. Professor Vang will offer … Read more
  • History Department Student Award Winners for 2021-2022
    Congratulations to the UWM History Department 2021-2022 Student Award Winners Undergraduate Student Awards: Ahmad Family Scholarship: Mason Meyer A.T. Brown Award for History Undergraduates: Marshall Hoff David Hoeveler Merit Scholarship: Kassidee Bergdoll and Samantha Danczyk Professor Bud Weare Scholarship: Noor Mahmoud, Jessica Nelson, and Nathan Brown Graduate Student Awards: Theodore Saloutos Award for PhD Dissertation … Read more
  • MaKEing History
    MaKEing History is a new blog created and curated by UWM History graduate students. Be sure to check back regularly for new posts, essays, calls for papers, and student profiles.
  • 2021 Phi Alpha Theta Inductees
    As part of this year's Research Showcase, the department celebrates the new inductees of its honor society, Phi Alpha Theta.  The department congratulates this year's new members: Amber J. Bein Kassidee A. Bergdoll Michelle L. Evans Julia E. Hanley Zalen H. Isaacson Alissa R. Kaulfuerst Bobbette R. Krueger Agnes G. Lopez Flores Elaina M. Nelson … Read more