In American Studies, we consider the history, politics, and cultures of the Americas from an interdisciplinary perspective. Historically grounded in English and History, the field now incorporates people, ideas, and methods from across the Humanities and Social Sciences. Our practice is a form of critical citizenship.
Sonia Lee, Associate Professor of History at Washington University, St. Louis
Friday, January 27th, 10:00 -11:30a, Sassafras Room, IMU
More than "Radicals" or "Junkies": Black and Latino Drug Addicts and the Pursuit of Psycho-Political Liberation. Research talk (co-sponsored by Latino Studies Program and the Department of American Studies).
Pawan Dhingra, Professor and Chair of Sociology and Professor of American Studies at Tufts University
Friday, January 13th, 10:00 -11:30a, Sassafras Room, IMU
Hyper-Education: Race, Morality, and the Meaning of Success. Research talk (co-sponsored by Asian American Studies Program and the Department of American Studies).
Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Professor, English and Asian/Asian American Studies and Director, Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, University of Connecticut
Friday, December 9th, 10:00 -11:30a, Sassafras Room, IMU
Prosthetic Ecologies: (Re)Membering Disability, Curating Culpability, and "The Dirty War" in Laos . Research talk (co-sponsored by Asian American Studies Program and the Department of American Studies).
Monday, November 14th, 12:00-1:30p, First Nations Center, 712 E. 8th St.
Heritage and The Locals: Meaning, Action and Education Symposium
Tuesday, November 8th, 4:00-6:00p, Ballantine Hall 004
Graduate Student Colloquium and Grant Writing Workshop
Wednesday, September 28th, 12:30-1:30p, Ballantine Hall 004
Free food and conversation with American Studies faculty
Professor Karen Inouye
Thursday, September 22nd, 1:00-2:00p, Walnut Room, IMU
"Unearthing the Past in the Present"
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Lessie Frazier and Deborah Cohen
Global '68: From Imperialist Eugenics to the Erotics of Modernization
Wednesday, August 10th, 4:00p, Wells Library, room E460
NEWSAlex Chambers has been nominated by the College of Arts and Sciences and the University Graduate School for the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowship.
Micol Seigel has been selected by CAHI to receive a Conference & Workshop Grant that will help offset costs associated with "En/Counternarratives, a Critical Ethnic Studies Symposium" that she is planning for spring 2017.
Karen Inouye has been selected by CAHI to receive a Research Travel Grant. She will travel to Hawaii and British Columbia for her project "Wartime Incarceration of Nikkei on Native and Indigenous Land."
Alex Chambers and Jed Kuhn have been chosen to receive a Fall College of Arts and Sciences Travel Award.
Karen Inouye will be part of a Densho panel discussion "Lessons From World War II: Enduring Legacies of Japanese American Incarceration" at the Seattle Public Library October 23, 2016, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Grace Shen will be a student speaker at the undergraduate commencement in May. She received the Provost's Award for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities. And finally, her paper "'I am not an American, I am a Human Being': History of Estelle Ishigo, a White American Renouncing her Whiteness" won first place in the Asian American Studies Undergraduate Essay contest.
Caitlin Reynolds received the 2016 Virginia La Follete Gunderson Award in recognition of the best essay written by an American Studies graduate student for her paper "Disconnected Justice: The Denial of Inernet Access in the United States Prison System." She also received a fall College of Arts and Sciences travel award.
Rasul Mowatt was recently featured in NUVO magazine (page 45) as Best of the Best Professors in Bloomington.