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UW-Madison’s Cramer to discuss her new book, ‘The Politics of Resentment’

October 02, 2015

Kathy Cramer, whose academic work is steeped in providing service learning experiences for students and examining ways that UW-Madison can build stronger relationships with those outside of campus, will be delivering a free public talk on Tuesday, Oct. 6, titled, “The Politics of Resentment."

Cramer is a UW-Madison professor of political science and is director of the university’s Morgridge Center for Public Service.  Her presentation will focus on her upcoming book, “The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker.” In this publication she examines rural resentment toward cities and its implications for contemporary politics in Wisconsin and beyond.

Kathy Cramer
Cramer’s talk is part of a new lecture series called, “Crossroads of Ideas,” that’s being put together by three organizations in the Discovery Building — The Morgridge Institute for Research, the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Her talk will take place in the Discovery Building’s Town Center.

The Morgridge Center for Public Service, which Cramer heads, advances the Wisconsin Idea by developing and promoting civic engagement and learning through service within local, national and global communities. Although the Morgridge Center for Public Service has been administratively housed within the School of Education since the fall of 2011, it has a campus-wide mission and serves as a central hub for public service, academic service-learning, community-based research and engaged scholarship.