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Marie-Louise Mares

Marie-Louise Mares

Professor, communication arts

Expert on children and media, pro-social/educational TV, media use among older adults

Tino Balio

Tino Balio

Professor emeritus, communication arts; founding executive director, UW-Madison Arts Institute

Expert on history of American film industry

Ed Churchwell

Ed Churchwell

Professor emeritus, astronomy

Expert on star formation, infrared and radio astronomy, issues of extraterrestrial life

Michael Schatzberg

Michael Schatzberg

Professor, political science

Expert on African politics, African international relations and comparative political culture

Jonathan Gray

Jonathan Gray

Professor, media and cultural studies, communication arts

Expert on contemporary television, audiences, comedy and convergence

Adam L. Kern

Adam L. Kern

Professor of Japanese Literature and Visual Culture, Department of Asian Languages & Culture

Specializing in Japanese literature, visual culture, and popular culture, particularly manga (Japanese-styled comics) and haiku.

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith

Professor, communication arts

Expert on postwar American cinema, music in film and the Hollywood blacklist

Anja Wanner

Anja Wanner

Professor, English

Expert on the English language (grammar, standards, genres, academic writing, spelling, language change, language use on the Internet, "Grammar Badgers" website)

Mary Layoun

Mary Layoun

Emerita Professor, Comparative Literature

Comparative study of modern cultures, literature and politics of Greece, Cyprus, the Middle East, Japan, U.S.

Derek Johnson

Derek Johnson

Assistant professor, communication arts

Expert on media industries, creative collaboration, and the production of popular culture

Brigitte Fielder

Brigitte Fielder

Associate Professor

Expert in nineteenth-century US literature, early African American literature; children's literature; race, gender, and sexuality studies.

Lori Lopez

Lori Lopez

Associate Professor

Expert within media studies on race/ethnicity and activism

Jenell Johnson

Jenell Johnson

Assistant professor, communication arts; faculty affiliate, Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies

Expert on the rhetoric of science, medicine, disability, and the "neuroscientific turn."

Jeremy Morris

Jeremy Morris

Assistant professor, media and cultural studies, communication arts

Expert on the current state of the music industry, digital music technologies, music and the Internet

Emily Callaci

Emily Callaci

Assistant professor, history

Historian of East Africa in the twentieth century, with a research focus on rural-urban migration.

Matthew Hora

Matthew Hora

Associate Professor, Adult & Higher Education; Director, Center for Research College-Workforce Transitions

Expert on college-workforce transitions, with focus on internships, "soft" or "21st century skills," and postsecondary teaching from a cultural, historical and learning sciences perspective.

Sarah Marty

Sarah Marty

Lecturer, Bolz Center for Arts Administration & Program Director, Madison Early Music Festival, Division of the Arts

Arts entrepreneur, arts management educator, performing arts professional, nonprofit arts and cultural leadership, production manager for campus and community events

Vlad Dima

Vlad Dima

Assistant Professor, French & Italian Department

Expert on West African, French, and Hollywood cinemas.

Thomas (Tom) O'Guinn

Thomas (Tom) O'Guinn

Professor, marketing; Arthur C. Nielsen, Jr. Chair in Marketing Research

Expert on branding, consumer behavior, advertising, social class and consumption, and institutional responses by marketers to social disruption such as wars, recessions, oil spills,

Laura Buyan Dent

Laura Buyan Dent

Associate Professor of Neurology

Treats movement disorders, works with artists affected by neurological conditions that affect performance

Patrick Rumble

Patrick Rumble

Professor, Department of French and Italian

Expert on modern Italian cinema, culture and society in European context.

Ramzi Fawaz

Ramzi Fawaz

Assistant Professor of English

I study the relationship between popular culture and radical social movements.

Alex Wiedenhoeft

Alex Wiedenhoeft

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Botany

Specialist in the anatomy and function of wood, forensic wood science, and forensic botany

Lisa Rand

Lisa Rand

A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Research in the Humanities

Expert on the past and present of space technology and space junk, history of gender and technology, planetary analogs

William Cox

William Cox

Research Scientist, Department of Psychology

Expert on stereotyping, prejudice, and implicit bias — how the brain's learning processes perpetuate them, and evidence-based interventions to overcome them

DeVon Wilson

DeVon Wilson

Assistant Dean, College of Letters & Science; Director, Center for Academic Excellence

DeVon worked in the areas of enrollment management, high-impact practices, Federal TRiO Programs, and developing diverse student pipelines.

Craig Werner

Craig Werner

Professor emeritus of Afro-American Studies

Expert on African American and American popular music from the 1950s to the present.

Sami Schalk

Sami Schalk

Associate Professor, Department of Gender & Women's Studies

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

Cody Wenthur

Cody Wenthur

Assistant Professor, Divisions of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Expert on addiction, abused drugs, opioids, naloxone, psychoactive substances, psilocybin, psychedelics, stress and reward learning, vaccine design, drug development, glutamate

James McMaster

James McMaster

Assistant Professor, Gender and Women's Studies and Asian American Studies

Expert on LGBTQ and Asian American politics and cultural production.

Claus Andersen

Claus Andersen

Paul and Renate Madsen Professor of Scandinavian Studies

Hygge, Scandinavian Culture and Politics, literature, autofiction, Hans Christian Andersen, Karl Ove Knausgaard

Mary Huelsbeck

Mary Huelsbeck

Assistant Director, Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research

Expert on the worlds of film, television and theater archives.

Linda Greene

Linda Greene

Evjue Bascom Professor, School of Law

Linda Greene. an experienced media commentator, has expertise in civil rights, constitutional law, police deadly force, equality in sport, and the confirmation of federal judges.

Theresa Delgadillo

Professor of English and Chican@ and Latin@ Studies

I study Latinx literatures and visual cultures.

Marissa Moorman

Professor, African Cultural Studies

Expert on politics and culture in Southern Africa, Angola especially, and on African media studies.

Moses Altsech

Moses Altsech

Lecturer, Marketing

Expertise in marketing and business topics; experience as a professor, consultant, trainer and public speaker over 30 years with clients in dozens of industries.

Morgan Jerald

Morgan Jerald

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Expert on how people learn about gender and race stereotypes from the media and subsequent effects on health.

Kyle Cranmer

Professor, Physics, Computer Science, and Statistics; Director Data Science Institute

Expert in machine learning, AI, and data science and how it is revolutionizing science and impacting society.

Jason Lopez

Jason Lopez

Assistant Professor/Department of Communication Arts

Expert on sports gaming (fantasy sports, sports betting, etc.) and athlete activism.