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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Access Copies

Links for access copies to talks will be listed here around the date of the event. If you are looking for a copy of a previous talk that has already been removed, you can request a copy here

Bodyminds Reimagined Excerpt Talk in average (12pt)or large (16 pt) font

News

1 week ago

Sami Schalk, PhD

Just a little over two weeks away from the 15th Annual Graduate Conference in Comparative Literature at The University of Texas at Austin which I will be co-keynoting with my longtime mentor and intellectual crush, Alison Kafer. Details are on the poster image below and here: graclsconference2018.wordpress.com/keynote-speakers/

Image description: Poster for a keynote conversation. It reads, in part: “Interdisciplinary Scholarship, Intersectional Activism: A Conversation with Alison Kafer and Sami Schalk”
Saturday, September 29, 5:15-6:45 pm with reception to follow
Glickman Conference Center, Patton Hall (RLP)
Join us for an interactive dialogue on coalitional politics and interdisciplinary scholarship as a means to confront the various breakdowns of our current moment. In an attempt to mitigate hierarchy and maximize the voices present, we will be posing questions to Drs. Kafer and Schalk and inviting both them and the audience to respond.

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2 weeks ago

Sami Schalk, PhD

Very much looking forward to giving the 2018–2019 Conseula Francis Emerging Scholar Lecture at College of Charleston next week, especially since the late Dr. Francis was a Butler scholar herself. Details in the attached image or here: blogs.cofc.edu/aast/2018/08/13/professor-sami-schalk-to-deliver-the-2018-2019-conseula-francis-em...

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1 month ago

Sami Schalk, PhD

Thanks to Black Nerd Problems for sharing Bodyminds Reimagined (paired with such fabulous nails). Can’t wait to hear what you think!

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