Colloquium Series - Dr. Paisley Currah February 8th (Monday) 4 - 5:30pm HEAV G4 Talk Title: Freeze Frames: The Carceral State, Trans Prisoners, and Neoliberal Penality
Colloquium Series - Dr. Rachel Lee
March 7th (Monday)
4 - 5:30pm
Talk Title: Black, Asian, and Chimp Entanglements: Critical Biopolitical Studies as American Studies
-- Congratulations to Jonathan Freeman and Kera Lovell on being selected as semi-finalists for the Fullbright U.S. Student Program. We wish them well as they compete for the award.
-- Doctoral student, Christopher Munt is featured in the Journal & Courier. Christopher discusses how he helps people confront difficult diversity topics through conversation as the co-chair of the Diversity Rountable's Conversation Circles.
-- Congratulations to Kadari Taylor-Watson on being selected as one of the Humanities Without Walls Pre-Doctoral Fellows for 2016.
-- Congratulations Bill Mullen for being recognized by Dean Reingold in For the Honor. In recognition on the publication of his most recent book, Un-American: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Century of World Revolution, by Temple University Press. In the book, Bill explores the political transformation of W. E. B. Du Bois from an anti-racist reformer and activist to a committed socialist. Bill argues that Du Bois’s support for the Russian and Chinese revolutions, India’s decolonization, and African, Asian, and Caribbean independence movements was responsible for this shift in his activism. To research the book, Bill analyzed Du Bois’s only unpublished book manuscript, “Russia and America: An Interpretation” as well as articles he wrote for the Soviet press. Bill was aided by American Studies doctoral student Annagul Yaryyeva in translating some of Du Bois’s work from Russian. His work was supported by a Center for Humanistic Studies fellowship as well as a research assistantship, both from the College of Liberal Arts.
-- Thank you to all ASGSO members, faculty, staff, and students who took the time to assist at the American Studies Day event yesterday. Thanks to ASGSO's organization, it was a great success. We reached out to many students and had a great time helping others learn more about American Studies.
In an effort to better highlight and celebrate the wonderful work by American Studies students, faculty, and alumni we are launching Last Friday, a monthly newsletter for our program.
As the name suggests, the newsletter will go out on the last Friday of each month during the academic year, an apt moment to reflect on the events of the past month and signal the activities in upcoming weeks.
Please make sure to use the link below for submissions. Be sure to send news/events you wish to announce or you may email Brandi. We don't want to miss anything!