University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jillian Marie Jacklin

TA: History 346, Professor Enke

Advisor: Susan L. Johnson

Office: 4214 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 5115 Mosse Humanities
Phone: 608.890.3557
Office Hours: TBA

Jillian Jacklin


I situate my work within the field of labor and working-class history with an emphasis on U.S. social movements and political activism. My research interests include cultural and carceral studies, critical race theory, economic and industrial relations, and the history of American capitalism.


B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison


  • U.S. Labor and Working-Class History

MA Title

  • “Beyond ‘Scarface’: Marielitos at Fort McCoy and the Specter of the Criminalized Refugee”

Working Dissertation Title

  • “Paper Dreams: Working-Class Cultures and Political Drift in the Fox River Valley, 1870s-1950s”

Selected Publications

  • “The Cuban Refugee Criminal: Media Reporting and the Production of a Popular Image,” International Journal of Cuban Studies, forthcoming.
  • “Dangerous Marielitos: Local Wisconsin Newspapers and the Proliferation of a Negative Representation,” International Journal of Cuban Studies, forthcoming.


  • Baensch Prize for the best essay in Wisconsin history, History Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Graduate Student Travel Award, Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association
  • E. David Cronon Fellow, History Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Vilas Conference Travel Award, Graduate School, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Mellon-Wisconsin Summer Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • History Department Research Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Vilas Research Grant, Graduate School, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Honored Instructor, Division of University Housing, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professional Affiliations

  • American Historical Association
  • Labor and Working-Class History Association
  • Midwestern History Association
  • Organization of American Historians
  • Oral History Association
  • Student Personnel Association
  • Urban History Association
  • Western History Association
  • Wisconsin Labor History Society

Courses Taught as TA

  • History 102, U.S. History: Civil War Era to the Present
  • History 346, Trans/Gender in Historical Perspective
  • History 434, Twentieth-century American Foreign Relations
  • History 461, The American West to 1850
  • History 462, The American West since 1850

Courses Taught as Instructor

  • History 245, Chicana and Latina History: Comparative and Transnational Working-Class Lives