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Eleni Schirmer

Ph.D. Candidate

School of Education | Educational Policy Studies

Hometown: Madison, WI

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.


Ground Zero: Teachers' Unions, Political Imaginations, and Wisconsin

This talks provide a historical and contemporary overview of the organization, disorganization and attempts at re-organization of teachers’ unions in Wisconsin, with a focus on the Milwaukee teachers’ union.