Dr. Genevieve G. McBride is Director of Women's Studies and an Associate Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she teaches and researches American history, specializing in women's, African American, and Wisconsin history. A Milwaukee native, she began her academic career only after a 20-year career in the media, including the "Milwaukee Sentinel," "Milwaukee Star" and "Courier," and "Waukesha Freeman," and as public relations director at Carroll College. She also taught at UW-Madison, UW-Waukesha, Marquette, and Carroll College before joining the fulltime faculty at UW-Milwaukee.
Dr. McBride has presented her research at numerous conferences in the United States and Europe, and her scholarly publications include numerous articles as well as the chapter on the history of Wisconsin African-American newspapers for the book entitled "The Black Press of the Middle West." But she is best known as the author of the award-winning book, "On Wisconsin Women: Working for Their Rights from Settlement to Suffrage," honored by the Council for Wisconsin Writers and by the Wisconsin Historical Society. She serves on the Society's Board of Curators and on the Advisory Board of the proposed National Women's History Museum.