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 …

Robert Asen

Robert Asen is a professor in the Communication Arts Department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His research explores the relationships between social, economic, and political inequalities and public discourse. He is interested in the social …

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 …

Raina Bloom

Raina Bloom is an Academic Librarian at College Library. She works primarily with undergraduates, especially those who are new to academic research. Her research and professional interests include the history and philosophy of librarianship, critical …

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.

Dominique Brossard

Dominique Brossard is Professor and Chair in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is on the Steering Committee of the UW–Madison Robert and Jean Holtz Center for Science and …

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 …

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.

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. …

Alta Charo

R. Alta Charo (AB biology, Harvard 1979; JD law, Columbia 1982) is the Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin, whose faculty she joined in 1989.  She served on …

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 …

Mark Copelovitch

Mark Copelovitch is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He studies the politics of international trade, …

Jordan Ellenberg

Jordan Ellenberg is a number theorist whose popular articles about mathematics have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, and Slate. Testimonials “…you have an incredible ability to take a complex …

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 …

Lewis Friedland

Lewis Friedland is the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, where he also founded and directs the Center for Communication and Democracy. Friedland is also the Leon Epstein Faculty …

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 …

Donna Friedsam

Donna Friedsam has worked extensively on access to and financing of health care and the organization of delivery systems. She consults widely in the public and private sectors on state government programs and on financing …

Mark Guthier

Mark Guthier serves as the director at the Wisconsin Union and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Guthier joined the Wisconsin Union in 2001, becoming the Union’s third director during the organization’s almost 100-year …

Diana Hess

Diana Hess is the Dean of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education. Her most recent book, The Political Classroom: Evidence and …

Leah Horowitz

Leah S. Horowitz is a professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has a long-standing interest in grassroots environmental governance and particularly in supporting Indigenous rights to protect their land and water …

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 …

Young Mie Kim

Young Mie Kim is a Professor of School of Journalism and Mass Communication and a Faculty Affiliate of the Department of Political Science. Kim is a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. Kim’s research concerns media and …

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 …

Lori Lopez

Lori Kido Lopez is an Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies in the Communication Arts department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also Director of the Asian American Studies Program at University of Wisconsin-Madison. …

Kenneth Mayer

Kenneth R. Mayer is Professor of Political Science, and on the Steering Committee of the Elections Research Center. His research interests are the presidency, voting rights, election administration, and redistricting. He is a frequent expert …

Paula McAvoy

Paula McAvoy is the program director for the Center for Ethics and Education. She earned her doctorate in philosophy of education from the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is …

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 …

Sara McKinnon

Sara McKinnon is an expert in immigration and refugee issues, violence, gender-based violence, and international/global politics. Her current research examines these these themes within the context of contemporary U.S.-Mexico relations. Dr. McKinnon also teaches and …

Julie Mead

Julie Fisher Mead is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis. Dr. Mead researches and writes about topics related to the legal aspects of education. Dr. Mead’s research centers on legal …

Richard Monette

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

Ruben Mota

Ruben Mota serves as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator, collaborating and coordinating with campus partners to ensure UW-Madison is continually striving for access and inclusivity for individuals with disabilities. Prior to this position, …

Ryan Owens

Ryan Owens is the Director of the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership, a Professor of Political Science, and Affiliate Faculty in the Law School. Owens studies law and courts and American political institutions. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Eleni Schirmer

Eleni Schirmer is a scholar of labor movements, social movements and public education. She is writing a political biography of the Milwaukee teachers’ unions, Wisconsin’s oldest and biggest teachers’ union.

Dave Schroeder

Dave Schroeder is a subject matter expert on information technology, cybersecurity, and cyber national security issues. He currently serves as an Army Cyber Warfare Officer and intelligence professional, and previously served as a Navy Information …

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 …

Dhavan Shah

Dhavan Shah’s research and teaching focuses on the effects of information and communication technologies on social judgments, civic engagement, political participation, and health management. His recent work extends insights on message processing and networked communication …

Nadav Shelef

Nadav Shelef is the Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Israel Studies and Professor of Political Science. Professor Shelef teaches and studies nationalism, religion and politics, Israeli politics and society, and middle east politics. His current …

Victoria Solomon

Victoria Solomon is an Associate Professor in Community Resource Development with the University of Wisconsin Extension. She has a Masters Degree in Environment and Sustainable Development from the University College London and a Bachelors Degree …

Michael Wagner

Michael W. Wagner (Bachelor of Journalism, University of Nebraska; Ph.D., Indiana University) is a Professor and Louis A. Maier Faculty Development Fellow in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. His more …

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 …