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Sami Schalk

Sami Schalk

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Expert on disability, blackness, and gender in contemporary American literature, media and culture

Associate Professor, Department of Gender & Women's Studies College of Letters and Science Home page


  • African American, disabled, and women writers
  • Intersectionality and social justice
  • Disability, race, and gender in popular media
  • Diversity in science fiction and speculative media


  • Contributing author for Our Lives, Madison's LBGTQ magazine
  • Member of Madison's Community Pride Coalition, addressing racism in queer communities
  • Public intellectual