Medium shot of Dr. Sami Schalk. She is a light-skinned black woman with short curly hair and brown glasses. She is smiling to the camera in front of an off-white painted brick wall. She is wearing a black jacket over a purple dress, red lipstick and silver hoop earrings.
Dr. Sami Schalk. Photo by Smoketree Photography of Madison, WI.

Welcome to the website for Dr. Sami Schalk, Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Learn more about Dr. Schalk, her work, and her speaking engagements by using the menu links above.

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I spent like two hours off and on this morning as I got ready for the day tweeting at specific black women to thank them for their work in the world and in my life using the hashtag #ThankABlackWoman. The hashtags #ThankYouAlabama and #BlackWomen are trending, but I would really love to see folks acknowledging individual black women (famous and not) whose work or presence makes this world better for all of us. Spending time doing this today has brought me so much joy. I love reflecting on the many different black women who have influenced me. Check out my tweets (@drsamishalk)and join me in thanking black women by name if you are so moved. ... See MoreSee Less

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