Molly W. Wesling, Ph.D. 1998


Dissertation: The Russian Representation of Napoleon: A Cultural Mythology.

I published my thesis Napoleon in Russian Cultural Mythology in 2001. In 2015, I published a short memoir about my work as a research assistant for Czeslaw Milosz while at Berkeley (“Milosz and His Fans,” Brick Magazine, v. 95). I live in Madison, WI where I work as a Research and Faculty Development Advisor in the Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin, assisting early career surgeons with the planning, writing and editing of basic science and clinical research grant proposals, and managing multi-institutional research grants. From 2007-16, I was Project Manager for a federally funded grant at the University of Wisconsin: the Interdisciplinary Training Program in the Education Sciences (ITP). For 16 years I also worked as an independent academic editor in the field of education. In 1987-88, I was a Russian-speaking guide in the former USSR (Tbilisi, Tashkent, and Irkutsk) for the US Department of State exhibit “Information USA,” demonstrating the use of computer technology in everyday American life. My sons are now 21 and 18.