MA in Critical Studies Visiting Scholar: Dr. Sami Schalk

August 20, 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.

Professional Bio:

"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.”"

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