sziartoKristin M. Sziarto

Assistant Professor

Office: Bolton Hall, Room 468
Phone: 414-229-3941
Fax: 414-229-3981

Mailing Address:

Professor Kristin M. Sziarto
Department of Geography
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201


Ph.D., Geography, University of Minnesota, 2007
M.A., Geography, University of Georgia, 2001
B.A., Theater, Williams College, 1988

Courses Taught:

Geog 110: The World - Peoples and Regions - Syllabus (860kb)
Geog 309: Nationalities and Nations of the World - Syllabus (280kb)
Geog 400: Population Geography - Syllabus (213kb)
Geog 600: Perspectives on Geography
Geog 905: Seminar in Theories and Geographies of Social Movements (Spring 2012)

Office Hours:

T/R 3:30 - 4:30pm, or by appointment

Research and Teaching Interests:

Geographies of social movements: Labor-community coalitions; workers' centers; feminist coalition politics, hegemony theory, and democratic theory
Immigration policies and immigrant politics in the U.S.
The politics of health: migrants and health, urban public health, the health care industry and its role in urban economic development
Gender, sexuality and urban space
Qualitative methods

Representative Publications:

Sziarto, Kristin M., Mansson McGinty, Anna, and Seymour-Jorn, Caroline. “Diverse Muslims in a Racialized Landscape: Race, Ethnicity, Islamophobia, and Urban Space in Milwaukee, WI.” Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs 34.1 (2014): 1-21.
Sziarto, Kristin M., McCarthy, L. M., and Padilla, Nick. “Teaching critical thinking in world regional geography through stakeholder debate.” Journal of Geography in Higher Education 38.4 (2014): 557-570.
Sziarto, Kristin M., and Leitner, Helga. “Immigrants Riding for Justice: Space-time and emotions in the construction of a counterpublic.” Political Geography, Political Geography 29.7 (2010): 381-391.
Sziarto, Kristin M. “Placing Legitimacy: Organizing religious support in a health care workers' contract campaign.” Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie (Journal of Economic & Social Geography 99.4 (2008): 406-425.