Moses Altsech

An award-winning professor, keynote speaker, trainer, and consultant, Dr. Moses Altsech has over 30 years’ teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate level. As a consultant and researcher he has worked with dozens of clients …

Claus E Andersen

Professor Andersen is a native Dane who came to Wisconsin in August 2017. He has been teaching in the field of Scandinavian Studies for more than 15 years at places like the University of Minnesota, UCLA, the …

Alan Attie

Alan Attie’s research focuses on the genetics of diabetes and disorders affecting cholesterol metabolism. His lab takes advantage of natural variation in mouse strains to look for genes that affect these disease processes. He believes …

William Aylward

William Aylward is Professor of Classics and has been at UW–Madison since 2000. His research interests include ancient Greek and Roman art, architecture and technology; urbanism in the ancient Mediterranean world; Homer and legends of …

Uwe Bergmann

Uwe Bergmann is a Professor in the Physics Department of UW-Madison. He specializes on the development and application of novel X-ray techniques based on the most powerful x-ray sources. He has studies ancient manuscripts including …

Laird Boswell

Laird Boswell is a Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is an expert on modern French history, French politics and society, the history of nationalism, and the contemporary extreme right in Europe

Nicole Bowman-Farrell

Nicole Bowman-Farrell (Mohican/Munsee), Ph.D. is an Evaluator & Researcher with the University of Wisconsin Madison’s (UW) Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER). Dr. Bowman is a subject matter expert in culturally responsive research, policy, and …

Kenneth Bradbury

Kenneth Bradbury is currently the Director of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, and Wisconsin’s State Geologist. He received a PhD in Geology from UW–Madison and has worked on groundwater issues in Wisconsin for …

Doug Bradley

Doug Bradley has worked for the UW for three decades, is a veteran of the Vietnam war and has written three books, DEROS Vietnam: Dispatches from the Air-Conditioned Jungle and co-authored, with Professor Craig Werner, …

Tom Broman

Tom’s current interests include science and medicine in the Enlightenment; the role of science in the public sphere; 18th-century German intellectual and cultural history. Ph.D., Princeton University, History, 1987 M.A., Princeton University, History, 1983 M.S., …

Barry Burden

Barry Burden is Professor of Political Science, Director of the Elections Research Center, and the Lyons Family Chair in Electoral Politics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Burden’s research and teaching focus on U.S. elections, public …

Joshua Calhoun

Joshua Calhoun is an Associate Professor of English at the UW-Madison who specializes in Shakespeare, 16th- and 17th-century poetry, and the history of media. As a Faculty Affiliate at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, …

David Canon

David Canon has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1991. Before that, he taught for five years at Duke University. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. He teaches classes and does research on congressional …

Russ Castronovo

Russ Castronovo is an internationally-recognized scholar with expertise in American literature, propaganda, and democracy. He has published 8 books and numerous articles on topics such as the American Revolution, citizenship, surveillance and security.

Kimberly Caul

Kim practiced as a Speech Therapist for 14 years, and this included medical settings with individuals with brain injuries, strokes, dementia and other illnesses as well as school settings where she worked with children ages …

Marcus Cederstrom

Marcus Cederström earned his B.A. from the University of Oregon in Sports Business, History, and Scandinavian Studies and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Scandinavian Studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is a folklorist working …

Anthony Cerulli

Anthony Cerulli is an historian of religions, whose work looks at issues central to the study of religion, such as ritual, comparitivism, and the politics of religious rhetoric. His work also contributes to the fields …

Giuliana Chamedes

Giuliana Chamedes is Mellon-Morgridge and Vilas Associate Professor of European History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She completed an MPhil in European History at the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. at Columbia University. …

Charles L. Cohen

Charles L. Cohen, the E. Gordon Fox Professor of American Institutions, Emeritus, has taught and written about colonial British North America, American religious history, and the braided histories of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. His scholarship …

Susan C. Cook

Not accepting talk requests until 2023 Susan C. Cook is a music historian and dance scholar whose published work and current research engages with American musical repertories of all kinds. She is particularly interested in …

Angela Fernandez

Angela Fernandez, PhD, MPH, LCSW, joins the School as an Assistant Professor and member of the campus Native American Environment, Health, and Community faculty cluster. A member of the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin, her research …

David Fields

David Fields is the Associate Director of the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is the author of Foreign Friends: Syngman Rhee, American Exceptionalism, and the Division of Korea and …

James Flores

James is an Oneida Nation tribal member and a first-generation college graduate from Milwaukee, WI. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in American Indian Studies with a Certificate in Cultures & Communities. Through his formal …

Edward Friedman

Edward Friedman received his PhD from Harvard. He studied in Taiwan and is fluent in Chinese. He has had a lot of experience with government service, and many of his works have been published throughout …

Lucas Graves

Lucas Graves is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where his research centers on the challenges digital, networked communications pose to media practices and institutions. …

Amy Greil

Ms. Greil is a community development educator, facilitator and catalyst in Kenosha and Racine Counties. Spearheading projects in workforce development, coordinated food systems and urban neighborhood revitalization.

John Hawks

John Hawks has traveled across Africa, Europe and Asia in his research into our origins and evolution. He helped to show that our evolution has rapidly accelerated during the last 10,000 years, and is now …

Daniel Hummel

Daniel G. Hummel is the Program Curator for Academic Communities at Upper House, a Christian study center located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also an Honorary Research Fellow with UW-Madison’s …

Charles Irish

Professor Charles Irish is a Volkman-Bascom Professor of Law (emeritus) and the founding director of the UW’s East Asian Legal Studies Center. At the UW, Professor Irish taught tax and international trade and business courses. …

Eunsook Jung

Jung is a faculty associate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests lie in the field of comparative politics and include Political Islam, social movements, politics of Indonesia, …

Daniel Kapust

Daniel Kapust is a Professor of Political Science. He has published widely on ancient, early modern, and modern political thought as well on figures including Cicero, Machiaveli, Hobbes, Rousseau, Adam Smith, and late 18th century …

Adam L. Kern

Adam L. Kern became fascinated with Asian cultures when he found himself outside of Tokyo as a high school exchange. He went on to study East Asia at the University of Minnesota (B.A. summa) then …

Nam Kim

Dr. Nam C. Kim is an anthropological archaeologist interested in early forms of governments, states, and cities. His work also explores the complex relationships between modern politics, descendant communities, cultural heritage, and the material record. …

Cecelia Klingele

Cecelia Klingele, Associate Professor of Law, is a proud double Badger (B.A. ’99, J.D. ’05). Her academic research focuses on criminal justice administration, with an emphasis on community and institutional corrections. She teaches courses in …

Andrew Kydd

Andrew Kydd received his Ph. D. in political science from the University of Chicago in 1996 and taught at the University of California, Riverside and Harvard University before joining the Department of Political Science at …

Mike Leckrone

Michael Leckrone is the former Director of the Marching Band and Director of Bands at the University of Wisconsin. A native of Indiana, Mr. Leckrone received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Butler …

Mark Louden

Mark Louden is a linguist who received his training in Germanic linguistics at Cornell University. A fluent speaker of Pennsylvania Dutch, he has published extensively on this language and other German-American varieties, as well as …

David Lovelace

Dave Lovelace is a vertebrate paleontologist specializing in Triassic-aged rocks of the Rocky Mountain West (252-201 million years ago). He joined the UW Geology Museum team as a research scientist after completing his PhD at …

Maryellen MacDonald

Dr. Maryellen MacDonald is an expert on how we talk and how we comprehend language. Dr. MacDonald studied how language changes as we age and in Alzheimer’s disease, and also how children’s reading is related …

Alfred McCoy

Alfred W. McCoy holds the Harrington Chair in History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After earning his Ph.D. in Southeast Asian history at Yale University in 1977, his writing has focused on three topics–the political …

David McDonald

David McDonald has been a faculty member with UW–Madison since 1988. A graduate of the University of Toronto and the recipient of a doctorate at Columbia University, McDonald teaches and conducts research in the history …

David Mickelson

David M. Mickelson is Emeritus Professor of Geoscience, Geological Engineering, and Water Resources Management at UW–Madison and has taught glacial geology, intro geomorphology, coastal geomorphology, air photo interpretation and Geology of the National Parks at …

Richard Monette

Professor of Law, on faculty since 1992. Former Chairman and CEO, Turtle Mountain Chippewa

Steven Nadler

Professor Nadler’s research focuses on philosophy in the seventeenth century. He has written extensively on Descartes and Cartesianism, Spinoza, and Leibniz. He also works on medieval and early modern Jewish philosophy. His publications include Spinoza: A …

Larry Nesper

Larry Nesper received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1994. He wrote a book on the Chippewa spearfishing conflict in Wisconsin in the 1980s and 90s. He is also a consultant for the …

Lee Palmer Palmer Wandel

Lee Palmer prefers in-person talks. Lee Palmer Wandel lived in seven different states and six European countries. Professor Wandel is a student of Christian culture, concentrating on the late medieval and early modern periods. Professor …

Jon Pevehouse

Jon Pevehouse’s main research interests lie in international relations, international security, foreign policy, international political economy, and political methodology. Currently, he is working on projects involving international treaties, free trade agreements, currency crises, and international …

Noel Radomski

Dr. Noel Radomski is the Director and Associate Researcher for the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) at UW–Madison. In this position, he delivers presentations to and engages in informal conversations with postsecondary …

Marla Ramirez

NOT ACCEPTING TALK REQUESTS UNTIL SPRING 2023 Dr. Ramirez is a historian of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands with specialization in oral history, Mexican repatriation, social and legal histories of Mexican migrations, and gendered immigration experiences. She …

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen is the Merle Curti Associate Professor of History at UW–Madison. She received her BA in History from the University of Rochester in 1992 and her PhD in History from Brandeis University in 2003. …

Troy Reeves

Since 2007, Troy Reeves has led oral history activities for the UW-Madison Archives. As head of the campus oral history program, Troy speaks to groups on oral history in general and on UW-Madison-focused oral history …

Janice Rice

Janice Rice is a member of Ho-Chunk Nation & is a retired librarian with a focus on American Indian resources, literature, culture, history, language preservation & revitalization. She received her bachelors degree in Education, with …

Joe Salmons

Joe Salmons is the Lester W.J. “Smoky” Seifert Professor of Language Sciences at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. With Jim Leary, he co-founded the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures and edited …

Dorothea Salo

Dorothea Salo teaches about digital information in the iSchool at UW-Madison: everything from online privacy and security to relational-database design. She has also built “Recover Analog and Digital Data” (RADD) to save personal, family, and community …

Nete Schmidt

Nete teaches Danish language classes as well as various classes on Scandinavian Literature and Area Studies. For several years, Nete lived in Bjerringbro, Denmark, where she worked as a Professor of English and Danish at …

Howard Schweber

Before becoming an academic, Professor Schweber practiced law for 5 years in both the public and private sectors. He holds graduate degrees in Law (JD), Government (PhD), and History (MA). Schweber is the author of …

Scott Seyforth

Scott C. Seyforth holds a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he is an assistant director of residence life. He has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the …

Karl Shoemaker

Karl Shoemaker received a Ph.D from the University of California, Berkeley in 2001, and holds a JD from Cumberland School of Law. He is the author of Sanctuary and Crime in Medieval Europe, 400–1500, and …

Randy Stoecker

Randy Stoecker is a Professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin with an affiliate appointment in the University of Wisconsin-Extension Center for Community and Economic Development. He has …

Stanley Temple

Stanley (Stan) Temple is the Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology and former Chairman of the Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development Program in the Gaylord Nelson Institute for …

Mark Vareschi

Mark Vareschi is an associate professor of English. His first book, Everywhere and Nowhere, explored anonymous publication in eighteenth-century Britain. His current book project explores the intellectual and rhetorical histories of surveillance technologies.

Kevin Walters

Kevin Walters has been a Historian and Strategic Research Coordinator for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation since 2011, where his duties include written communications, public outreach, policy consulting, and archives management. He holds a PhD …

Anja Wanner

Professor Anja Wanner has a wide-ranging scholarly expertise in English linguistics. Professor Wanner has a distinguished teaching record at undergraduate and graduate levels as well as extensive leadership and governance experience at the departmental and …

Michael Xenos

Professor Xenos’ research and teaching interests are centered on the effects of new media on political engagement and public deliberation. His primary focus is on the extent to which the internet and social media may …