the Center's past directors

Mark Krupnick, 1978-79

Mark Krupnick served as the Center's director for one year after the passing of Michel Benamou. Mark Krupnick conceived the Center as "a booking agency for first-rate academic and artistic talent; a research and publishing organization; and generally, the leaven in the UWM cultural scene." During his tenure, he heralded the Center's 10 year anniversary and was devoted to making the Center more accessible to the UWM community.

A member of the UWM English faculty from 1974, he left UWM in 1987 and joined the faculty of the Divinity School and the Committee on Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago. Mark Krupnick passed away on March 29, 2003 at the age of 63. Please click here to read his obituary published by the University of Chicago and written by Julia Morse (April 4, 2003).


1968: The Center's Founding

The 1970s: Film, Performance, Language and Technology

The 1980s: Feminism, Modernism and Culture

The 1990s: Culture, Aesthetics, Aging and Animals

2000 to present




Center for 21st Century Studies

Merry Wiesner-Hanks

Center for 21st Century Studies / University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201 USA
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