Margaret (Maggie) Nettesheim Hoffmann is the Associate Director of Career Diversity for the Humanities Without Walls (HWW) consortium based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Director of the Career Diversity Initiative at Marquette University. She is responsible for directing career diversity programming at both HWW and Marquette which aims to revision graduate student career outcomes particularly for students working on doctoral degrees in the humanities.
She is a doctoral candidate in American History at Marquette where she researches the history of American philanthropy, capitalism, and progressive era political discourses critical of wealthy giving. In particular, her work tracks the historical evolution of political conversations impacting the construction of nonprofit sector policy in Wisconsin.
She was selected as a 2017 National Mellon/Humanities Without Walls Predoctoral Fellow and has presented her work at national and international conferences including the American Historical Association, American Catholic Historical Association, the Economic History Society, and the Social Science History Association where she received the SSHA’s Tilly Award in 2017. Margaret is also the co-author of For the Benefit of All: A Fifty-Year History of the Faye McBeath Foundation which tracks the historical legacy of a Milwaukee based philanthropic foundation and their impact on the development of a professional non-profit sector in the city in the late-twentieth century.