CURRICULUM VITAE

Association for the Study of African American Life and History / 2018 Conference

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WILLIAM I. TCHAKIRIDES

Department of History
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
wtchak@gmail.com

EDUCATION


2020

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Ph.D., U.S. History
Committee: Dr. Amanda I. Seligman (Chair), Dr. Joe Austin, Dr. Joseph Rodriguez, Dr. Robert S. Smith (Marquette University)
Dissertation: “‘Accountable to No One’: Confronting Police Power in Black Milwaukee”

2011

American University, M.A., U.S. History, Public History Track

2006

Suffolk University, B.S., U.S. History

RESEARCH & TEACHING AREAS


Policing, Crime and Punishment / African American History / U.S. Politics and Culture / Urban History / Social Movements / Public History / Digital Humanities / Oral History / Archives

PUBLICATIONS


Peer Reviewed
With Robert S. Smith. “Brew City Bellwether: The Changing Landscape of the Black Family in Milwaukee.” In Contemporary African American Families: Achievements, Challenges, and Empowerment Strategies in the 21st Century, edited by Dorothy Smith-Ruiz and Sherri Lawson-Clark, 123-140. New York: Routledge, 2016.

Public Scholarship
“In Encyclopedia of Milwaukee, edited by Margo J. Anderson and Amanda I. Seligman. Available online through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at emke.uwm.edu:

“Betty Quadracci,” “Beulah Brinton,” “Blood Center of Wisconsin,” “British,” “City of Pewaukee,” “Digital Milwaukee,” Dorothy Enderis,” “Filipinos,” “Germantown,” “Hartford,” “Junior League of Milwaukee,” “Mary Blanchard Lynde,” “Milwaukee Magazine,” “Milwaukee NAACP,” “Milwaukee Press Club,” “Nelson P. Hawkes,” “Newhall House Fire,” “Public Service Building,” “Television,” “Village of Menomonee Falls,” “Village of Pewaukee,” “Village of Slinger,” “We Energies,” “Wisconsin Center,” “Yankee-Yorkers,” “YWCA Southeast Wisconsin,” and “YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee.”

Op-Eds
“Long before Sterling Brown’s arrest, Milwaukee struggled with a policing problem,” The Washington Post, June 3, 2018, https://wapo.st/2z6o92I

“Not Examined, But Rectified”: Let Milwaukee Heed Khalif Rainey’s Advice,” Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, August 17, 2016, http://bit.ly/2bAjxTY

FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS


2019

R1 Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship, UW-Milwaukee

2019

Governor’s Archives Award in Archival Achievement, Wisconsin Historical Society

2018

Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship, UW-Milwaukee

2017

Graduate Student Excellence Fellowship, UW-Milwaukee

2013

Graduate Student Travel Award, UW-Milwaukee

2012

Chancellor’s Graduate Student Award, UW-Milwaukee

2011

Top Graduate Student Poster, National Council on Public History Annual Meeting

2010

Graduate Student Fellow, National Museum of American History

2010

Academic Merit Award, College of Arts and Sciences, American University

2006

History Department Book Prize, Suffolk University

2005

History Department Book Prize, Suffolk University


TEACHING EXPERIENCE


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, History Department

2018

Teaching Assistant (Instructor: Chia Youyee Vang), Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam: History and Culture

2016

Teaching Assistant (Instructor: Robert S. Smith), Multicultural America

2016

Instructor of Record, African American History Since the Civil War

2015

Teaching Assistant (Instructor: Robert S. Smith), Multicultural America

EMPLOYMENT


Marquette University, Center for Urban Research, Teaching, and Outreach, Milwaukee, WI
Project Lead and Web Designer, Documenting Black Lives Matter Protests in Milwaukee Digital Archive, Milwaukee, WI, 2020

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, History Department, Milwaukee, WI
Project Assistant, Hmong Diaspora Studies Program, AY 2017–2018
Project Assistant, Cultures & Communities Program, AY 2014–2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017
Research Assistant, The Encyclopedia of Milwaukee, AY 2013–2014
Project Assistant, The Encyclopedia of Milwaukee, AY 2012–2013

Northwestern Mutual, Milwaukee, WI
Archives Technician, 2014–2020

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Golda Meir Library, Milwaukee, WI
Archives Technician, American Geographical Society Library, 2012–2014
Web Developer, Digital Humanities Lab, 2013–2014

American University, Washington, DC
Senior Library Assistant, Bender Library, 2010–2011
Web Developer, History Department, 2011

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Anacostia Community Museum, Web Developer, Paid Internship, Summer 2011
National Museum of American History, Web Developer, Paid Internship, 2010–2011

ORAL HISTORY COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT


In progress, “African Americans in the Milwaukee Police Department Oral History Project.” Developed in partnership with UW-Milwaukee Archives and Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum, 2016-Present.

“March on Milwaukee 50th Anniversary: 200 Nights of Freedom” Oral History Committee Chair. Developed in partnership with the Wisconsin Historical Society, UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Wisconsin Black Historical Society, Marquette University Libraries, and Milwaukee County Historical Society, 2017-2018.

INVITED TALKS


2020

“Milwaukee Fire & Police Commission: Accountable to Whom and for What? A Historical View,” Wisconsin ACLU, Milwaukee National Lawyers Guild, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 29

2020

“Smart Justice during COVID-19: The History of Policing,” Wisconsin ACLU, Milwaukee, WI, July 22

2020

“Why the Nation Erupted? Historicizing This Moment,” Panelist, Center for Urban Research, Teaching, and Engagement, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, June 11

2019

“Doing Public History in Milwaukee across Institutional and Grassroots Settings: Challenges and Opportunities,” Washington College, Chestertown, MD, December 19

2018

“Lessons from the Long Black Freedom Struggle,” March on Milwaukee 50th Anniversary, Body & Soul Healing Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November

2017

“A Prince Among Slaves,” Film Discussion Facilitator, UW-Milwaukee Muslim Student Association, February 22

2016

“Civilian and Police Relations in Milwaukee,” Medical College of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa, WI, August 1

2016

“The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” Film Discussion Facilitator, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, February 9

2015

“Museums and Memory on the Internet: Creating the Stitching History Digital Exhibit,” with Rachel N. Baum, E.J. Basa, and Allain Daigle, Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, February 25

CONFERENCE ACTIVITY & PARTICIPATION


Conferences Organized

2016

Communications and Logistics Assistant, Imagining America National Conference, Milwaukee, WI

2014

Co-Coordinator, The Humanities and Technologies Camp, UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2014

Co-Coordinator, UW-Milwaukee History Graduate Student Conference, “Racial Formation, Racial Blindness,” UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2013

Co-Coordinator, Midwest Labor and Working-class History Graduate Student Colloquium, UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2012

Local Outreach Coordinator, The Humanities and Technologies Camp, Organization of American Historians and National Council On Public History Joint Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI

Panels Organized

2021

(Pending) Co-organized with Ian Toller-Clark, “Towards a Liberated Black Milwaukee: The Strategic Evolution of Police Accountability Mobilizations in a Midwestern City,” Urban History Association Conference, Detroit, Michigan

2012

“Public History Online: Using the Web to Collaborate and Share,” Working Group Facilitator, Organization of American Historians and National Council on Public History Joint Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, April 21

Papers Presented

2020

“Black Cops, Cream City: Oral History and African American Policing in Milwaukee,” Oral History Association, Baltimore, Maryland, October 9

2020

(Canceled) “Beyond the Grave: African American Resistance and the Deceased,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

2018

“In King’s Name: The League of Martin’s Struggle to End Police Racism in Milwaukee,” Association for the Study of African-American Life and History, Indianapolis, IN, October 5

2016

“Brew City Bellwether: Lessons from Milwaukee, WI,” National Council on Black Studies Annual Conference, Charlotte, N.C., March 17

2014

“All Eyes on the Block: Racial Liberals and Community-based Crime Control in Milwaukee during the Mass Incarceration Era,” Urban History Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, October 10

2014

“‘Fighting Back against the Crime Menace,’ Liberal Integrationists and the Criminalization of Milwaukee’s Urban Spaces during the Reagan Era,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, April 13

2014

“A Conflicted Reality: Liberal Integrationists and the Criminalization of Urban Space in Milwaukee,” University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Graduate History Conference on Race and Ethnicity, Milwaukee, WI, February 15

2013

“The Fight to Make Higher Education Relevant to Black College Students in Milwaukee,” Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, FL, October 3

2013

“Perceptions, Strategies, and Consequences: Addressing Crime in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park Community, 1980-1992,” UW-Milwaukee Urban Studies Program Annual Student Forum, Milwaukee, WI, April 27

2013

“‘Partiality Invested with Power:’ Race, Police Brutality, and the Death of Ernest Lacy,” Midwest Labor and Working Class History Graduate Student Colloquium, Milwaukee, WI, February 15

Roundtable Discussant

2019

“Federalism and Policing under the ‘First White President,’” The Labor and Working-Class History Association, Durham, NC, May 31

2017

“To Defuse a ‘Powder Keg’: Historicizing the 2016 Milwaukee Uprising,” Roundtable Organizer, The Labor and Working-Class History Association, Seattle, WA, June 23

2015

“Historicizing the Channels and Landscapes of Power and Struggle in the Neoliberal City,” The Labor and Working-Class History Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., May 30

2013

“Teaching Digital History and New Media,” Working Group, National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, Ottawa, ON, April 19

2013

“University-NPS Partnerships and the Benefits of Creative Space: Placing Arlington House in Transnational History,” Roundtable, The Future of Civil War History: Looking Beyond the 150th Conference, Gettysburg, PA, March 14

2011

“Interpreting the Lives of People of Color at Arlington House,” Poster Session, National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, Pensacola, FL, April 8

Service

2013

Digital Drop-in Consultant, National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, Ottawa, ON, April 19

CAMPUS PRESENTATIONS


2019

“Doing Public History Across Grassroots and Institutional Settings: Challenges and Opportunities,” UW-Milwaukee Libraries Digital Humanities Lab, Milwaukee, WI, December 16

2015

“Directions in Digital Humanities: ‘Stitching History from the Holocaust: A Digital Humanities Lab Project,’” with Rachel Baum and Ann Hanlon, UW-Milwaukee Libraries Digital Humanities Lab, Milwaukee, WI, March 4

2014

“Digital Humanities Methods: Omeka and Neatline,” UW-Milwaukee Libraries Digital Humanities Lab, Milwaukee, WI, November 12

COMMUNITY OUTREACH


2016

“From Marshall Clark to Dontre Hamilton: Connecting Racial Terror Lynchings and Anti-Black Police Violence in Milwaukee,” Walking Tour, Milwaukee, WI, August 15

DIGITAL HISTORY PROJECTS


2020

(In Progress) Documenting Black Lives Matter Demonstrations in Milwaukee, Digital Archive, UW-Milwaukee and Marquette University, Design Lead

2017

“200 Nights of Freedom,” March on Milwaukee 50th Anniversary Project, Design Team Member, http://200nightsoffreedom.org/

2015

UW-Milwaukee Cultures & Communities Program Website, College of Letters & Sciences, Web Designer, https://uwm.edu/cultures-communities/

2014

“Stitching History from the Holocaust,” Online Museum Exhibition, UW-Milwaukee Digital, Humanities Lab, Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Project Lead and Web Designer, http://liblamp.uwm.edu/omeka/stitchinghistory/

2014

“Transforming Justice: Rethinking the Politics of Security, Mass Incarceration, and Community, Health,” UW-Milwaukee, Center for 21st Century Studies Transdisciplinary Challenge Award project, Web Designer, https://uwm.edu/transformingjustice/

2014

Technology & Humanities Camp Milwaukee 2014, Web Designer, http://milwaukee2014.thatcamp.org/

2013

“The Milwaukee Crime Map Project,” Web Designer, Final Project for History-717, History and the New Media (defunct)

2012

Technology & Humanities Camp NCPH 2012, Web Designer, http://ncph2012.thatcamp.org/

2011

“Community Documentation Initiative,” Smithsonian Institution, Anacostia Community Museum, Co-Web Designer, https://web.archive.org/web/20150221223711/http://cdi.anacostia.si.edu/

2010

“American Enterprise,” Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, Pre-Exhibition Website, Co-Web Designer, https://web.archive.org/web/20121023002210/http://americanenterprise.si.edu/

PUBLIC HISTORY INTERNSHIPS


Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Anacostia Community Museum, Web Developer, Paid Internship, May 2011–October 2011
National Museum of American History, Web Developer, Paid Internship, August 2010–May 2011

Milwaukee County Historical Society, Milwaukee, WI
Processing Assistant, Brewery Collection, June 2010–August 2010

National Park Service
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, Arlington, VA, Furnishing Plan Developer, National Park Service, January 2010–May 2010
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, Great Falls, MD, Historical Interpreter

Museum of African American History
Museum of African American History, Boston, MA, Research Assistant, Gathering Place For Freedom exhibit, January 2006–May 2006

UNIVERSITY SERVICE


UW-Milwaukee Libraries Digital Humanities Lab Advisory Board, 2015-2016
Associate Developer/Lab Consultant, UW-Milwaukee Libraries Digital Humanities Lab, 2013-2015
Digital Drop-in Consultant, National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, Spring 2013
Graduate Student Liaison, UW-Milwaukee History Graduate Affairs Committee, 2012-2013
Digital Humanities Consultant, UW-Milwaukee Digital Futures Grant, Spring 2012

LANGUAGES


English, fluent
Spanish, conversational

DIGITAL SKILLS


Proficiencies: HTML, CSS, WordPress, Omeka
Familiarities: PHP, JavaScript, Drupal

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS


Organization of American Historians
Urban History Association
Labor and Working-Class History Association
Association for the Study of African American Life and History
National Council on Public History
Oral History Association