Public Works Seminars

Public Humanities Professional Development

These seminars examine the skills, practices, and questions that have long been essential to scholarship in the humanities, discuss their expansion into the public sphere, and support new thinking, projects, and research to enrich both higher education and the broader community. Seminar meetings are open to all.

Career Diversity Panels

In spring 2021, we co-hosted a series of panels featuring UW-Madison alumni who have taken non-academic career paths. You may access the video recordings of these events below. Feel free to share these recordings with your colleagues. To arrange for a career diversity panel with your department, please contact Public Humanities Program Coordinator Danielle Weindling at

March 30, 2021: History (Vimeo link)
Featuring Daniel G. Hummel (Upper House), Maureen Cristin S. Justiniano (SNA International, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency), Jillian Slaight (Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau), and Lane Sunwall (Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

March 15, 2021: Sociology (Vimeo link)
Featuring Katie Fallon (Ohio Housing Finance Agency), Josh Rossol (Mindfrog), and Alex Hanna (Google)

March 10, 2021: Morgridge Center for Public Service (Vimeo link)
Featuring Jamie Bugel (Snapshot Wisconsin, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources), Dadit Hidayat (Kids Forward), Molly Simis Wilkinson (technology consulting)

February 11, 2021: African Cultural Studies (Vimeo link)
Featuring Jared Banks (U.S. Department of State), Heather DuBois Bourenane (Executive Director, Wisconsin Public Education Network), and Kazeem Kẹ́hìndé Sanuth (Associate Director, National African Language Resources Center, Indiana University).