Kim Zagorski

Associate Professor of Political Science, UW-Stout
Program Director, UW-Stout
Social Sciences Department
College of Arts, Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 441A Harvey Hall
Phone: 715-232-5388
Email: zagorskik@uwstout.edu

Education

    • Ph D Political Science
      University of Kentucky
      Lexington, KY, United States, 2005
    • MA Political Science
      University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
      Milwaukee, WI, United States, 1998
    • BA International Relations
      University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
      Milwaukee, WI, United States, 1995
    • BA Political Science
      University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
      Milwaukee, WI, United States, 1995

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • UW-Stout, Department of Social Sciences
        Associate Professor of Political Science
        2014 -
      • UW-Stout, International Studies Specialization
        Program Director
        2011 -
      • UW-Stout, Department of Social Sciences
        Assistant Professor of Political Science
        2003 - 2013

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Paulson, N., & Zagorski, K. (2015). On harm and mediated space: The BP Oil Spill in an age of globalization. IN Brisman, A., South, N., & White, R. (Eds.), Environmental Crime and Social Conflict: Contemporary and Emerging Issues, Ashgate Publishing.

    Book, Chapter

    • Paulson, N., Zagorski, K., & Ferguson, C. (2015). On harm and mediated space: The BP Oil Spill in an age of globalization. , Ashgate Press.

Presentations

    Paper

    • Zagorski, K. (2015). Measuring Student Learning Outcomes and General Education Objectives in Introductory Political Science Courses.. Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, United States.
    • Zagorski, K., & Paulson, N. (2012). Global Solutions to Global Problems? Media Framing of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill. 2012 Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Political Science Association, River Falls, WI, United States.
    • Zagorski, K. (2012). British Petroleum, Gulf Coast Residents and Old Age Pensioners: International Media Coverage of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. International Studies Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, United States.
    • Zagorski, K., & Paulson, N. (2012). On harm and mediated space: The BP oil spill in the age of globalization. the annual meetings of the American Society of Criminologists, Chicago, IL, United States.
    • Zagorski, K. (2011). Is the Pen Mightier than the Sword? Media Representations of Elite Opinions During the Rwandan and Darfur Conflicts. International Studies Association Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.
    • Zagorski, K. (2010). Another Country Heard from? Media Indexing of Elite Opinion in Genocides. International Studies Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, United States.
    • Zagorski, K. (2009). The Politics of Intent: Rwanda, Darfur and Media Coverage of Modern Genocides. International Studies Association Annual Conference, New York, NY, United States.
    • Zagorski, K. (2008). A Tale of Two Conflicts: Rwanda, Darfur and Media Coverage of Genocide. Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, United States.
    • Zagorski, K. (2007). The Importance of Visuals: Television News Coverage and the ‘CNN Effect. International Studies Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, United States.
    • Zagorski, K. (2006). The Importance of Visuals: Television News Coverage and the ‘CNN Effect. American Political Science Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, United States.

    Workshop

    • Tiala, S., Zagorski, K., Polzer, J., & Edenborg, K. (December 03, 2015). Caching the RSD. Student Research Skills Symposium, Menomonie, WI, United States.

    Poster

    • Zagorski, K. (2014). Collateral Damage? Environmental Justice, Economic Growth, and Media Coverage of Drilling and Mining Controversies. American Political Science Association Annual Conference, Washington D.C., United States.

    Guest Lecture

    • Zagorski, K. (April 20, 2012). . Humanitarian crises in Africa for student organized event: "Beyond Kony, Africa Discussion Panel", Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Zagorski, K. (2008). Human Rights and US-China Political Relations. Speaker Series Teach-In on Tibet, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Zagorski, K. (2007). US-Burma Political Relations. Red Cedar Peace Initiative Teach-In on Burma, Menomonie, WI, United States.

    Guest Expert

    • Zagorski, K. (2006). The Nomination of Michael Hayden as head of Central Intelligence Agency. At Issue with Ben Meren,

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Zagorski, K., & Seim, D. 2011) Curricular Incubation Grant: History and Politics of Africa. Sponsored by UW-Stout Curricular Incubation Center, $1759 (Funded).
    • Zagorski, K., & Paulson, N. Sponsored by UW-Stout College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, $660 (Funded).
    • Zagorski, K. (2011) Professional Development grant. $1550 (Funded).
    • Zagorski, K., & Basu, L. (2007) UW-System Institute on Race and Ethnicity Grant. (Funded).
    • Zagorski, K. Professional Development Grant. Sponsored by University of Wisconsin – Stout (Funded).

Media Contributions

    Screening

    • (April 9, 2014)

      Invited guest speaker on U.S Foreign Policy at community screening of "Unmanned: America's Drone Wars,” organized by the Red Cedar Peace Initiative and the Stout Peace Initiative.

    Newspaper

    • Leader-Telegram (April 5, 2013)

      Interview by Chris Vetter, of the Leader-Telegram on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. Material was included in the article “North Korea’s threats difficult to gauge, professors say”

    • Leader-Telegram (April 12, 2012)

      Interview by Chris Vetter, of the Leader-Telegram on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. Material was included in the article “S. Korea native at UW-EC says tensions at home have eased”

    • Leader-Telegram (September 24, 2011)

      Interview by Chris Vetter, of the Leader-Telegram on the Palestinian Authority’s campaign to gain United Nation’s recognition. Material was included in the article “Local profs say odds against statehood”

    • Leader-Telegram (May 3, 2011)

      Interview by Andrew Dowd, of the Leader-Telegram on the death of Osama bin Laden. Material was included in the article, “Locally, news seen as cause for jubilance, closure”

    • Leader-Telegram (November 30, 2010)

      Interview by Chris Vetter, of the Leader-Telegram on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. Material was included in the article “Action urged over Korean island attack.”

    • Leader-Telegram (October 10, 2006)

      Interview by Andrew Dowd of the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. Material was included in the article, “Touching Home: Events in N. Korea provide teaching tools on Campus”

    TV

    • WQQW-18 News (October 23, 2012)

      Interview by WQQW-18 News, an Eau Claire television station on the role of Campaign Spending in the 2012 Wisconsin Senatorial Elections.

    • WEAU-13 NewS (February 10, 2012)

      Interview by WEAU-13 New, an Eau Claire television station on Negative Campaign Ads in the 2012 national elections.

    Event

    • (October 22, 2012)

      Invited U.S. Foreign policy expert for UW- Stout College Democrats and UW-Stout College Republican’s viewing session for the 3rd Presidential Debate

Service

    University

      UW Stout

      • Representative, UW-Stout Faculty Senate (2015 - 2016)
      • Representative, UW-Stout Faculty Senate (2013 - 2014)
      • Committee Vice Chair, UW-Stout Planning and Review Committee (2013 - 2014)
      • Committee Chair, UW-Stout Planning and Review Committee (2010 - 2013)
      • Committee Member, AQIP Improvement Team: Helping Students Learn (2010 - 2011)
      • Committee Member, UW-Stout Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (2008 - 2011)
      • Faculty co-Advisor, Stand: Students Against Genocide (2008 - 2010)
      • Committee Vice Chair, UW-Stout Planning and Review Committee (2008 - 2010)
      • Alternate, Curriculum and Instruction Committee (2004 - 2007)
      • Committee Member, Physical Development Committee (2004 - 2007)
      • Representative, UW-Stout Faculty Senate (2006)