Graduate Lecture Series: Sami Shalk

September 16, 2019

Graduate Lecture Series: Sami Shalk Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:30 PM

Pacific Northwest College of Art
511 NW Broadway Ave Portland OR 97209

The MA in Critical Studies program is excited to welcome Dr. Sami Schalk to present a public lecture on her work and research as part of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Lecture Series.

Sami Schalk is an assistant professor of Gender & Women’s Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on disability, race, and gender in contemporary American literature and culture. Schalk’s first book, Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, & Gender in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction (Duke UP 2018), explores how black women writers use non-realist genres to reimagine the possibilities and limits of bodyminds, challenging our understanding of the meanings of disability, race, and gender. Schalk’s next project focuses on disability politics in black activism in the post-Civil Rights era. She identifies as a fat, black, queer, femme, nondisabled cis-gendered woman. She can be found on Twitter as @drsamischalk and on her website,

Free and open to the public.