Current Students

Lee M. Abbott

Degree: PhD
Interests: disasters, development, temporality, social change, memory, the production of space, critical theory and writing, theories of direct action and social movements.
  • "Direct Action and Elections: Wisconsin's Labor Struggle," Left Turn, #40, July/August 2011. http://
  • "A Braided Conversation: UWinterIM Courses in New Orleans after the Hurricanes," Myriad, UWM Multicultural Student Center publication, Fall 2008.
  • "Student Profile: Catherine Van Leer," Myriad, UWM Multicultural Student Center publication, Fall 2008.
  • "Storied Recovery: Participant Observation Courses in New Orleans," Myriad, UWM Multicultural Student Center publication, Fall 2007.
  • "Student Helping to Rebuild the Ninth Ward," Myriad, UWM Multicultural Student Center publication, Fall 2007.
Conference Presentations:
  • "'Not Refugees': The Struggle for Self-Identification of Katrina Survivors." Conference on Critical Refugee Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, November 3-4, 2011
  • "Shattering the Idealized Community: Visions of Autonomy in Language in Thought about the University" with Erik Chandler. Rethinking the University Conference, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, April 2008.
  • "Memory, Activism, and Planning: The Common Ground Collective's (In)Visible Political Performances in Post-Katrina Urban Space." Performing (In)Visibility: Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference,University of Wisconin-Milwaukee, February 2007.
  • "Expanding on "Worker Education Forums": Graduate Unionism and Initiatives at Worker Education." Alliance of Graduate Employee Locals Conference, Eugene, OR, June 2009.
  • "Conceptualizing 'WEF': Worker Education Forums (WEF) and the UW-M Newspaper for Worker Democracy." Reworking the University Conference, Minneapolis, April 2009
  • "Worker Education Forums." Session Co-leader, with Royal Bonde-Griggs, Troubling Boundaries: Social Action and Composition, Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, March 2009.
  • "Power and Privilege: Exploring Classism and the History of Labor in Milwaukee." Public Allies Milwaukee Training and Learning Program, Milwaukee, WI, October 2008.
  • "Dialogics and Pedagogy: Putting Quotation Marks around 'Academic Discourse' in the 101 Composition Course." Composition Forum. Department of English, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. March 2006.
Teaching Experience:University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, August 2005-May 2013
  • English 101: Introduction to College Writing
  • English 102: College Writing and Research
  • English 215: Introduction to English Studies
  • English 248: Literature and Contemporary Life: Katrina in Context
  • English 277: Introduction to Ethnic Minority Literature: Hurricane Katrina, Race and Class in Literature and Film. (Service Learning)
Related Activities/Experience:
  • Co-president, Milwaukee Graduate Assistants Association, Local 2169, American Federation of Teachers, May 2000-May 2011.

Anna Kuroczycka Schultes

Degree: PhD, dissertator
Interests: immigration, multiculturalism, care work, women in the global labor force (au pairs, domestic workers), mothering, race relations

Conference presentations:

  • "'Mothering Woes': The Mother-Au Pair Relationship," American Anthropological Association, Montreal, Quebec, November 2011
  • "Migrant Women in the Chicagoland Area: The Myth of the Polish Mother Housekeeper," "Eyes on the Mosaic" Graduate Student Conference at the University of Chicago, May 2011
  • "I'm Not a Maid," Economics of Mothering Conference (Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement), Toronto, Ontario, October 2010
  • "Becoming Modern: Fashioning the American Immigrant Woman," MMLA, 2009
  • "Forgetting Your Identity: Ethnic Options in the Chicagoland Area," Southern American Studies Conference at George Mason University and MIGC, 2009

Awards: 2009 -Women's Studies Student Research Paper & Project Contest Graduate Research Paper Category for essay entitled: "Becoming Modern: Immigrant Women's Clothes as a Sign of Americanization"

Hyong-jun Moon

Degree: PhD
Interests: utopia/dystopia, neoliberalism as a utopian narrative, communism in the future, formation of modernity, modernity and altermodernity, city/space
Publications: Unholy Trinity of Enlgish, Americanization, and Globalization (in Korea, 2008); translated Howard Zinn's A Power Government Cannot Suppress into Korean (in Korea, 2008)

Angelee K. Singh

Degree: PhD
Interests: arranged marriage, migration, diaspora and women's studies
Conference presentations:
  • Paper on female agency as repesented in South Asian diasporic film at National Women's Studies Association, June 2007
  • Paper on diasporic film and negotiation of tradition and cultural transmission at South Asian Literary Association, December 2006

Andrew C. Urban

Degree: PhD
Interests: American literature and film; critical theory; Marxism; subjectivity and power; resistance, protest, and political organization; Utopian studies; anarchist studies; critical pedagogy
Conference presentations:
  • "Emergent Agency and Critical Pedagogy." Conference on College Composition and Communication. St. Louis, MO. March 21-24, 2012.

Teaching Experience: English 101; English 102

Katherine Wilson

Degree: PhD
Interests: literature of mass atrocity, contemporary world literature, Holocaust literature, genocide studies, migration
Conference presentations:
  • "The Genre of Human Rights." International Conference on Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences. Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI. November 10-13, 2011.
  • "The Literature of Atrocity as World Literature," American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Vancouver, March 31-April 3, 2011.
  • "Production and Contestation: A Multigenerational Critique of Traumatic Memory in Cambodia's Post-Genocide Literary Traditions," American Comparative Literature Association Conference, New Orleans, 1-4 April 2010
  • "A Space for Salsa: Theory and Implications of a Global Dance Phenomenon," Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging Conference, Oxford University, Oxford, 25-28 September 2009
  • "A Place to Call Homeland: Desiring Recognition in Exile Narrative," American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Harvard University, 26-29 March 2009
  • "A Place to Call Homeland: Desiring Recognition in Exile Narrative," Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 20-22 February 2009
  • "Intercultural Communication: Chinese Diaspora at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh," Wisconsin Communication Association Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 3-5 March 2000
  • "A Space for Salsa: Theory and Implications of a Global Dance Phenomenon." In From Conflict to Recognition: Moving Multiculturalism Forward. Ed. Michael Kearney. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, In Press.
  • Looking at Ourselves: Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging. Ed. by Katherine Wilson. Interdisciplinary Press eBook, Oxford, England. 2010.