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 o Wisconsin-Madison. Learn more about Dr. Schalk, her work and her speaking engagements by using the menu links above.

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  • July 2017: Dr. Schalk has been named one of Miami University’s 18 of the Last 9 Distinguished Alumni for 2017!
  • July 2017: The special issue of African American Review on blackness and disability edited by Therí A. Pickens is here! Check out Dr. Schalk’s video about her article and her experience with writing for this special issue here! Request a copy of the article here.

Access Copies

Digital Access Copies of “Disability and the American Girl Brand”: Talk and PowerPoint

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