Civil Society & Community Studies Associate Professor Ben Fisher says school shootings will continue to happen as long as guns are easily accessible, but strong campus communities may help reduce this type of incident.
Civil Society & Community Studies
From Cultural Appropriation to Cultural Appreciation at the Center for Design and Material Culture (Museum magazine; Carter, Dodge Francis, Jean, Jenkinson, Mace, Center for Design & Material Culture, Equity and Justice Network, Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, Indigenous EcoWell Initiative and Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery)
Human Ecology faculty, staff and a Ph.D. student describe the school’s efforts to use items from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection to help visitors understand the difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation. The article was written by Sarah Anne Carter, associate professor of Design Studies and executive director of the Center for Design & Material Culture; Carolee Dodge Francis, Civil Society & Community Studies Department Chair and professor; Carolyn Jenkinson, HLATC collection manager; Joseph Jean, Civil Society & Community Studies Ph.D. student and a project assistant focused on evaluation; and Dakota Mace, a photographer and researcher in the HLATC.
New book by Kasey Keeler examines history of American Indian homeownership in Minnesota
A new book by Civil Society & Community Studies Assistant Professor Kasey Keeler explores American Indians’ relationship to suburbanization through processes of homeownership — a milestone for many in achieving the so-called “American dream” — …
From Meager Pay to Malnutrition, School Cafeterias Are in Crisis (Jacobin; Gaddis)
Associate Professor Jennifer Gaddis explains some of the issues facing the American school lunch industry, including devaluation of the school lunch worker and increased reliance on processed food.
Human Ecology faculty, alumni featured in “On Wisconsin” Spring 2023 issue
The School of Human Ecology isn’t about just hoping for a better future. By helping create it, human ecologists help others reach their full potentials, too. Such innovative thinking and initiative was on display in the Spring 2023 issue of On Wisconsin, UW–Madison’s award-winning alumni magazine, which featured several Human Ecology faculty and alumni.
Ben Fisher awarded $1.7 million grant from U.S. Department of Education
Ben Fisher, associate professor of Civil Society & Community Studies, has been awarded a $1.7 million grant by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to study how security measures used by schools …
Three Human Ecology honorees on Wisconsin’s Most influential Native American Leaders 2023 list
Madison365 released its list of Wisconsin’s 33 Most Influential Native American Leaders for 2023 and we have three Human Ecology honorees, including PhD student Josie Lee (Civil Society & Community Research), alumna Nicole Soulier ’09 …
Major grant will help teach UW’s roots in Indigenous land dispossession
Many students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison aren’t aware of the state’s full Indigenous history, nor the history of the university’s founding and early years. With the help of a recently-awarded major grant from the …
Human Ecology welcomes new faculty members
The School of Human Ecology is thrilled to welcome five outstanding scholars joining our faculty this fall. They are strengthening our teaching and research in the areas of consumer science, civil society & community studies, …
New Faculty Focus: Ben Fisher
Ben Fisher, Associate Professor of Civil Society & Community Studies, joined the School of Human Ecology in fall 2022. This Q&A shares a glimpse into his experiences and research. Hometown: I grew up a lot …