Emily SchkeryantzGraduate Studentshe/her/hers

Emily’s research intends to explore the relationship between meaningful & decent work and safe & healthy communities. Particularly in the development of effective coalition building between labor unions and community-based organizations in the pursuit of social change and justice. Using concepts such as bargaining for the common good and union democracy, she intends to center workplaces as sites of civic and community engagement.

Emily received her Masters in Conflict Resolution from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2016, where she also participated in the Summer Institute on Conflict Transformation Across Borders at FLACSO- Ecuador. In 2012 she graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a B.A. in Psychology, International Relations, and French.

Prior to coming to the University of Wisconsin- Madison, she worked as an Organizer with the United Auto Workers. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Cambridge Women’s Center and as the Co-Chair of the Immigrant Justice Interest Group with the Society for Community Research and Action.

Awards and Recognition

  • Academic Excellent in Conflict Resolution, 2016


  • Civil Society & Community Studies

Degree Program

  • PhD Human Ecology: Civil Society & Community Research


  • MS, Conflict Resolution, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • BA, Psychology, International Relations, and French, University of Southern Indiana