Associate Professor Sami Schalk recipient of UW System Outstanding Women of Color Award

The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies is delighted to announce that Associate Professor Sami Sami Schalk portrait photoSchalk has been awarded the University of Wisconsin System Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award. This award, created in 1994, honors women of color from around the state for their leadership in making significant and lasting contributions to their campuses, their communities or both.

Professor Schalk’s research focuses on disability, race, and gender in contemporary American literature and culture, especially African American and women’s texts. Dr. Schalk teaches courses on disability studies, black feminism, intersectionality, and literature such as “Gender & Social Justice Literature,” “Gender, Disability & Sexuality,” and “Adaptations of Black Women’s Literature.”