2019 Visiting Scholar: Dr. Sami Schalk
June 13, 2019
Dr. Sami Schalk, Assistant Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be a visiting scholar in the Critical Studies program for the Fall 2019 semester.
Dr. Schalk will be delivering a lecture on September 25, at 6:30 pm, in the Mediatheque.
"Dr. Sami Schalk is an assistant professor in the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies at UW-Madison. Her research focuses on disability, race, and gender in contemporary American literature and culture, especially African American and women’s texts. Dr. Schalk’s first book, Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction, was published by Duke University Press in 2018. Dr. Schalk’s work has also appeared in a variety of journals such as Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, Journal of Modern Literature, Journal of Popular Culture, Girlhood Studies, and African American Review. Dr. Schalk teaches courses on disability studies, black feminism, intersectionality, and literature such as “Gender & Social Justice Literature,” “Gender, Disability & Sexuality,” and “Adaptations of Black Women’s Literature.”"
Learn more about Dr. Schalk's work at: https://samischalk.com
Follow her on Twitter: @DrSamiSchalk
The values of the Critical Studies program are fundamentally rooted in Critical Pedagogy and principles of equity and social justice. We strive to create change and cultivate leadership within ourselves and our students. Anti-racist work is a core element of the pedagogy we practice in the Graduate School, and this anti-racism work includes acknowledging historic and ongoing systemic and institutional violence.
Three Critical Studies dual degree students are presenting their research the first two weeks of May. Kate Baker, Qamuuqin Maxwell, and Hannah Bakken all chose to add an additional year to their program so they could complete two degrees. Each paired their Critical Studies MA with another PNCA graduate degree.
Congratulations to all the CS 2020 Graduates!
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Feb 5 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM in the PNCA Mediatheque