Now a student at the University of Wisconsin Law School, Michael graduated from Grinnell College, where he majored in History and played baseball. His academic interests include American government, Irish history, and the role of athletics in society. Having experienced the benefits of a liberal arts education at Grinnell, he believes in ILS’s mission and enjoys helping students develop their writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills.
James Barnes studies the social, intellectual and institutional history of science in the Middle Ages. His specific interests include scientific and technological innovation in medieval universities and craft guilds, and the interactions that took place between scientists and craftsmen. His other interests include the economic system of institutional support and patronage that supported medieval science, the manner in which that system was disrupted by the Reformations, and the relationship between science and religion in general. James already holds an M.A. in History and is working towards an M.A. in the History of Science. In the future, he plans to pursue a joint Ph.D. in History and the History of Science.
Christopher Boveroux is a doctoral student in Choral Conducting at UW-Madison. His research interests include music from the Renaissance and Baroque, as well as music from underrepresented composers. He also serves as Director of Music at First Baptist Church of Madison.
Laura Farrell-Wortman, PhD Student: Contemporary Irish theatre, theatrical responses to economics and globalization, post-9/11 theatre, theatre management and administration
"I chose Wisconsin because it seemed to be a close-knit law school with the resources of a major research university. At Wisconsin, it is easy to develop strong relationships with classmates and professors."
PhD Student in Interdisciplinary Theater Studies. Main interests include: Northern Ireland, Ulster Unionism and Loyalism, riots, cultural history, the politics of performance and the performance of politics, and performing ‘Britishness’
In the Interdiciplinary Theater Studies program interested in American avant-garde theatre, Central European avant-garde theatre, theatre history, performance studies