People

CSUMC Staff

Monica Macaulay

Position title: Director

Email: mmacaula@wisc.edu

Monica Macaulay is a Professor in the Language Sciences Program. She earned her Ph.D. at UC-Berkeley, and has done language documentation and revitalization with Chalcatongo Mixtec, Karuk, and Potawatomi. She has also worked with the…

Anna Rue

Position title: Associate Director

Email: rue@wisc.edu

Anna Rue is Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures and is associated with the Sustaining Scandinavian Folk Arts in the Upper Midwest Project. She holds a Master’s in American Studies from the UMass-Boston and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Scandinavian Studies and Folklore from UW-Madison.

Joe Salmons

Position title: Co-founder

Email: jsalmons@wisc.edu

Joe Salmons is the Lester W.J. “Smoky” Seifert Professor of Germanic Linguistics. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy (UNC-Charlotte, 1978) and a Ph.D. in Germanic linguistics (University of Texas at Austin, 1984). He works to integrate research in linguistics with teaching and outreach beyond the university.

Jim Leary

Position title: Co-founder

Email: jpleary@wisc.edu

James P. Leary was born and raised in northern Wisconsin and, since the early 1970s, has focused his research on the folklore of the Upper Midwest's diverse peoples, with particular emphases on musical and narrative performances, on pluralism and creolization, and on public folklore.

Janet Gilmore

Position title: Research Collections, Exhibits

Email: jgilmore@wisc.edu

Janet C. Gilmore holds a Ph.D. in Folklore from Indiana University. She is a folklorist with extensive public sector experience and particular expertise in commercial fishers in the Pacific Northwest, material culture, and foodways.

Hope Hague

Position title: Administrator

Email: hahague@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-7546

Hope Hague handles finances, communications and day-to-day business for the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures, the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture, and the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies.

Ruth Olson

Position title: Associate Director Emerita

Email: reolson3@wisc.edu

Ruth Olson holds a Ph.D. in Folklore and Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania, and teaches in the Department of Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

CSUMC Affiliates

Steven Ackerman

Position title: Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education

Email: stevea@ssec.wisc.edu

Anna Andrzejewski

Position title: Art History

Email: avandrzejews@wisc.edu

B. Marcus Cederström

Position title: German, Nordic, and Slavic

Email: cederstrom@wisc.edu

Susan Cook

Position title: Director, Mead Witter School of Music

Email: director@music.wisc.edu

Tom DuBois

Position title: Religious Studies; German, Nordic, and Slavic

Email: tadubois@wisc.edu

Cristopher Font-Santiago

Position title: Co-Director, English 100 Tutorial Services; English Language & Linguistics

Email: fontsantiago@wisc.edu

Chris Garlough

Position title: Gender & Women's Studies

Email: clgarlough@wisc.edu

Nathan Gibson

Position title: Mills Music Library

Email: nathan.gibson@wisc.edu

Mary Hoefferle

Position title: Art Education Program Director, Art, School of Education

Email: hoefferle@wisc.edu

Rob Howard

Position title: Communication Arts

Email: rghoward2@wisc.edu

Mark L. Louden

Position title: Director, Max Kade Institute; German, Nordic and Slavic

Email: mllouden@wisc.edu

Ann Smart Martin

Position title: Art History

Email: asmartin@wisc.edu

Larry Nesper

Position title: Anthropology; American Indian Studies

Email: lnesper@wisc.edu

Omar Poler

Position title: The Information School; School of Education

Email: poler@wisc.edu

Tom Purnell

Position title: English Language & Linguistics

Email: tcpurnell@wisc.edu

Eric Raimy

Position title: Director, Language Sciences; English Language & Linguistics

Email: raimy@wisc.edu

Troy Reeves

Position title: Head, Oral History Program

Email: troy.reeves@wisc.edu

Theresa Schenck

Position title: Emerita, Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies

Email: schenck@wisc.edu

Rand Valentine

Position title: Linguistics, American Indian Studies

Email: jrvalent@wisc.edu

External Partners

Kaitlyn Berle

Position title: Folks Arts Program, Wisconsin Arts Board

Email: kberle@travelwisconsin.com

Joshua Bousquette

Position title: Linguistics, University of Georgia

Email: bousquet@uga.edu

Tova Brandt

Position title: Museum of Danish America

Email: tova.brandt@danishmuseum.org

Josh Brown

Position title: Languages, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Email: brownjo@uwec.edu

Rhonda Dass

Position title: Minnesota State University, Mankato

Email: rhonda.dass@mnsu.edu

Tim Frandy

Position title: Western Kentucky University

Email: tim.frandy@wku.edu

Bucky Halker

Position title: Independent Scholar

Email: buckyhalker@buckyhalker.com

Nicholas Hartmann

Position title: National Czech & Slovak Museum

Email: nhartmann@ncsml.org

Peg Korsmo-Kennon

Position title: American Swedish Institute

Email: peggykk@asimn.org

Sarah Larsson

Position title: Somali Museum of Minnesota

Email: sbdlarsson@gmail.com

Samantha Litty

Position title: Humboldt Fellow, Universität Flensburg

Email: slitty@wisc.edu

Brian Miller

Position title: Eoin McKiernan Library

Email: dadgadguy@gmail.com

David Natvig

Position title: St. Olaf University

Email: david.natvig@wisc.edu

Anne Pryor

Position title: Independent Scholar

Email: pryor.anne@gmail.com

Mike Putnam

Position title: Penn State

Email: mtp12@psu.edu

Kathryn Remlinger

Position title: Grand Valley State University

Email: remlingk@gvsu.edu

Liz Reuter

Position title: Chippewa Valley Museum

Email: l.reuter@cvmuseum.com

Carrie Ronnander

Position title: Chippewa Valley Museum

Email: c.ronnander@cvmuseum.com

Rina Rossi

Position title: Folk and Traditional Arts Program,Minnesota State Arts Board

Email: rina.rossi@state.mn.us

Daniel Truckey

Position title: Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center

Email: heritage@nmu.edu

Hilary Virtanen

Position title: Finlandia University

Email: hilary.virtanen@finalandia.edu

Terri Van Orman

Position title: Folklore Village

Email: terri@mhtc.net

Mai Zong Vue

Position title: Hmong Institute

Email: maizong2.vue@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Mark Wagler

Position title: Independent Scholar

Email: mwagler@wisc.edu