Art student Kieran Krueger’s work selected for Wisconsin Gender and Women’s Studies Conference

Art student Kieran Krueger was selected to present at the Wisconsin Gender and Women’s Studies Conference, “Resistance and Reimagination: Gender, Change, and The Arts,” April 8-10, 2021.

In this video presentation, Krueger discusses his artwork “Queer Monsters.” The work considers identity, especially transgender and gender non-conforming identities, and draws influence from queer theory. “Queer Monsters” is a work in progress textile project that includes both a sweatshirt and stuffed monsters/animals.

You can see Krueger’s work at the 2021 Senior Show at the Lawton Gallery, April 3-May 13.

New UK study sheds light on sexual harassment | NBC26

Associate Professor Christina Smith (Psychology and Women & Gender Studies) said there’s some psychology behind the issue.

“Oftentimes when this happens by a man—and of course certainly not all men do this—but what you find is often it is men in groups with other men. It’s often this sort of expression of masculinity, and a way to basically intimidate women and prove your masculinity to other men,” Smith said.

Source: New UK study sheds light on sexual harassment | NBC26

Melt This Frozen Heart: Whiteout and Written in the Stars

Melt This Frozen Heart: Whiteout and Written in the Stars is Associate Professor Jessica Lyn Van Slooten’s latest installment in her monthly ‘Happy Hearts’ column on Van Slooten is a professor of English, Writing Foundations, Humanities, and Women’s & Gender Studies at UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Task Force | WHBY

Ahead of their quarterly meeting in March, Wisconsin’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force member Kristin Welch joined Josh to explain the work of the Task Force and describe the impact of missing women and girls on their families and the broader community. She will be part of a virtual panel on this topic at UW-Green Bay on Tue Feb 23 at 5:30 p.m.

Source: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Task Force | WHBY

CAHSS Launches ‘No Reservations’ Speaker Series beginning Feb. 10

UW-Green Bay’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is filled with brilliant teachers, scholars, and creatives. The goal of the college is to provide an accessible forum for sharing bold, challenging, and even radical ideas. Scholars from across the college will do one talk each month on topics ranging from connecting through music to the politics of consumer culture. Each talk will be streamed live from Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts and will include a short presentation followed by a Q and A with Dean Chuck Rybak. Online viewers will be able to submit questions as well. It is free and open to the public.

Spring 2021 Schedule:

Feb 10, 6:30 p.m.
Title: Understanding Your Anger
Speaker: Prof. Ryan Martin

Description: Like any emotion, our anger exists for good reason.  When we are willing to take an honest look and dig deep into our frustration, we can learn a lot about ourselves and the situations we find ourselves in.

Speaker Bio: Ryan Martin is a psychologist, anger researcher, and author of the book, Why We Get Mad: How to Use Your Anger for Positive Change. He is the Associate Dean for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences


March 23, 6:30 p.m.
Title: The Rise and Fall of the Human Capital Myth
Speaker: Associate Prof. Jon Shelton

Description: This talk will help explain our current political divisions by examining how Americans’ conception of opportunity has changed over time.  Shelton argues that American policymakers in the recent past have asked public education to do too much, and we have to ensure that every American, no matter their level of education, has a guarantee of economic security.

Speaker Bio: Jon Shelton is associate professor and chair of Democracy and Justice Studies.  He is the author of the prize-winning book Teacher Strike! Public Education and the Making of a New American Political Order and a recent postdoctoral fellow of the National Academy of Education.


April 15, 6:30 p.m.
Title: The Next Best Thing: Connecting Through Music in Spite of Everything
Speaker: Prof. Michelle McQuade Dewhirst

Description: The pandemic has forced musicians to rethink the ways in which they relate to their audiences and to each other. In this talk, I’ll discuss pieces I’ve written in the past year for musicians who are finding new ways to connect in a time of crisis.

Speaker Bio: Michelle McQuade Dewhirst is a composer, horn player, and Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.


May 4, 6:30 p.m
Title: Politics and Mass Consumer Culture: Lessons from the 1920s
Speaker: Associate Prof. Kimberley Reilly

Description: Historians have long debated the effect of mass consumer culture on Americans’ political engagement in the 1920s. How should we understand the decline of political participation in the jazz age? And what lessons does the 1920s hold for our own time?

Speaker Bio: Kimberley Reilly is an associate professor of Democracy & Justice Studies and History, and co-chair of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program.


Check Out This TED Talk On Why Romance Books Are Feminist –

Most romance fans have heard people say that, as a genre, romance books are trashy, anti-feminist drivel. Of course, the vast majority of folks who say or think that have never even read a romance! Fans of the genre know nothing could be farther from the truth and this TED Talk on why romance novels are feminist backs us up!Said TED Talk was presented at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay by Associate Professor of English, Writing, and Women’s and Gender Studies, Jessica Van Slooten. The nearly-seventeen-minute video is an excellent dive into the way romance novels provide women a way to explore their desires and fantasies.

Source: Check Out This TED Talk On Why Romance Books Are Feminist –

Video: Pestilence and Print History recorded event

On September 17, 2020, a virtual public program called Pestilence and Print History organized by the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) in Massachusetts took place. UW-Green Bay’s own assistant professor Sarah Schuetze (English) was one of the speakers during the event.

In this panel presentation, scholars David Paul Nord, Assistant Prof. Sarah Schuetze, and Kelly Wisecup examined case studies of epidemics in early America through the lens of printed material to answer questions such as: How did people get information about epidemics and pandemics? Who was providing that information, for what purposes, and in what print mediums? Who had access to these resources? How did people respond to them? From diphtheria to yellow fever to cholera, from medical practitioners to Indigenous writers to ordinary citizens, these case studies spanning 150 years provoke thoughtful insights into how Americans have responded to disease, past, and present. More than 200 people attended the event via Zoom. The presentation and discussion can be viewed on the AAS youtube channel.

Faculty note: Associate Prof. Reilly publishes book on the 1920s United States

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Kimberley Reilly (DJS, History, Women’s and Gender Studies) has published a book, The Politics of Prosperity: Mass Consumer Culture in the 1920s, with Oxford University Press. The book is part of the “Debating American History” series, edited by David J. Voelker (UW-Green Bay) and Joel M. Sipress (UW-Superior), which allows students to consider competing interpretations of the past using primary source evidence. Reilly’s book helps students to debate the question, “did mass consumer culture empower Americans in the 1920s?”