These experts from the UW-Madison faculty and staff have agreed to comment on breaking news, ongoing developments and trends in their areas of expertise. If you need help arranging interviews, email University Communications.
Experts on today’s news…
Kathryn Moeller on: "The Gender Effect: Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development."
Kathryn Moeller, an expert on gender equity, can discuss inequities in girls' and women's education across the globe, a subject she addresses in her new book, "The Gender Effect: Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development." Moeller first started looking into efforts by major corporations and their foundations to support girls and young women in Latin America, Africa and Asia more than a decade ago. At the time, several global brands, such as Nike and ExxonMobil, were getting behind theories promoted by some economists in the early 1990s that considered investing in girls' and women's education to be the most efficient way to end poverty and promote development.
"My work challenges this assumption that investing in girls and women produces a silver bullet for solving global concerns from ending poverty and promoting economic growth, to fighting climate change," Moeller says.
Young Mie Kim on: New Russia Probe Indictments
Young Mie Kim is an expert on digital political campaigns with particular expertise on the microtargeting of campaign advertisements online. The data she gathered demonstrated foreign influence and the targeting of swing state voters with disinformation ahead of the presidential election in 2016. Young Mie Kim can talk about digital political campaign, disinformation in election 2016, and voter behavior.
Travis Wright on: Talking to children about school shootings
Travis Wright, an expert on teaching students who have experienced trauma, can discuss speaking about children’s fears and exposure to violence.