Graduate students, faculty, and community members are invited to become formal Associates of the Center in order to get the most out of CHE's scholarly and social activities.

Graduate Students

The Center for Culture, History, and Environment sponsors serious collaboration between graduate students and faculty across disciplines in environmental studies. All graduate students who have research, teaching, or outreach interests that significantly address the themes of culture, history, and environment are eligible to apply to become CHE graduate student associates.

CHE hosts many programs that are developed and implemented by graduate students working with faculty, including an annual Graduate Student Symposium and Place-Based Workshop. In addition to the active schedule of events, the graduate student associates organize independent reading groups, research presentations, field trips, and social events at Bradley Memorial. Becoming a graduate student associate means joining a creative intellectual community dedicated to exploring the changing relationships of people and the environment over time.

Other benefits of becoming a CHE graduate student associate include:

  • Eligibility to apply for CHE graduate research funding
  • Eligibility to apply for desk space in 117 Bradley Memorial
  • Access to the lounge in Bradley Memorial
  • Graduate student representation on the CHE Executive Committee, the governing body of the Center
  • Access to funds for programming speakers and events organized by and for graduate students

To apply for Graduate Associate status, please download the application form and follow the instructions for completing and submitting it. If you have any questions at all about membership, please contact us.

Faculty

CHE's Faculty Associates come from a range of departments at UW-Madison. Some call the humanities home, while others come from social or natural science fields. What CHE's faculty members share is a commitment to understanding environmental issues of the past and present from disciplinary perspectives beyond their own. To find out more about current members, you may review the CHE Faculty page and contact any of the people listed.

Membership is open to all faculty and academic staff who teach a course with content that significantly addresses themes of culture, history, and environment; conduct research in the thematic areas of the Center, or can otherwise demonstrate an intellectual/pedagogical commitment to the aims of the Center.

Benefits to becoming a Faculty Associate include:

  • Taking part in an exciting intellectual and social community dedicated to exploring the changing relationships of people and environment over time
  • Eligibility to serve on the Executive Committee
  • Opportunities to have a voice in future events, programs, and governance

Applicants for membership shall be nominated to the Executive Committee by themselves or someone else. Please submit an expression of interest that includes a photo and a 100-word biographical statement that includes your research interests, key departments and programs you regard as core to your intellectual community on campus, and link to personal webpage (if you have one). Please also include a current CV.

Applications for membership should be sent to Lynn Keller. Applications will be taken up and approved by the CHE Executive Committee and the Members at large.

If you're interested in learning more about becoming a faculty associate, please contact Lynn Keller.

Members of the Community

For community members interested in establishing more formal ties with CHE, we've created new category of "CHE Community Associate." Community associate status is open to anyone in the campus community and beyond whose work and interests similarly address questions relating to culture, history, and environment that define the Center's activities.

Like our grad associates, community associates will have a presence on our website and take part in all of our programs and events.

To apply for Community Associate status, please download the application form and follow the instructions for completing completing and submitting it. If you have any questions at all about membership, please contact us.

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