A big congratulations to Stephen Horrocks and his wife Melissa on the arrival of their little bundle of joy. Miss Harper Ann Horrocks was born September 12th, weighing 9lbs 2oz and 20 1/2"long. She has already brought such joy to Steve and Melissa. Welcome Harper!
A warm American Studies welcome to Ms. Elsa Schirmer. Elsa will be the new Administrative Assistant to the Head of SIS, as well as the Graduate Secretary for the four graduate programs. During the month of October, she will continue to work part part-time in her current position while transitioning into her new administrative position with SIS. November 1st, she will begin working completely for SIS and will be located in BRNG 6180. Congratulations Elsa and Welcome to SIS and American Studies!
October 5th 11:30am (Wednesday) Anthropology Brown Bag/Conversation Series Annagul Yaryyeva, intrepid field researcher and Ph.D Candidate in American Studies (with concentration in Anthropology) will delight and challenge us with a talk on “Safety in Fieldwork.”
October 17th & 18th (Monday & Tuesday) American Studies will help sponsor a two-day public Symposium on "Global Cities" host by the Purdue Global Studies Program. The Symposium will examine the place of Global Cities in the political, economic, and social life of people around the world.
Presenters include Purdue CLA faculty members Megha Anwer, Jean Beaman, Tithi Bhattacharya, Robert Marzec, Bill Mullen, Mangala Subramaniam, Monica Trieu, and Laurel Weldon, and Purdue American Studies Ph.D. student Hana Lee. Visiting speakers include Manish Jha, Tata Institute of Social Sciences; Cedric Johnson, University of Illinois-Chicago; and Pepijn Brandon, Vrjie Universiteit, Amsterdam.
We’re especially proud to have Monica Trieu and Hana Lee representing American Studies in the Symposium.
The Symposium is open to all Purdue faculty and students and community members.
Speaker: Diego Soares da Silveira
Talk Title: Agency and translation of audiovisual technologies by the Mebêngôkre-Kayapó of Pará: an ‘indigenous cinema’
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!