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Congratulations to Professor Morgan and Yvonne Wells

Professor Stacy Morgan and Yvonne Wells were recently awarded the 2021 Anne B. and James B. McMillan Prize for their forthcoming book Folk Art with a Difference: The Story Quilts of Yvonne Wells.  This prize has been awarded annually since 1995 to the manuscript chosen as “Most Deserving in Alabama or Southern History or Culture”

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Perks of getting your graduate degree in American Studies

The opportunity to create and teach your own class. Featured above is graduate student, Alex Peeples, delivering his lecture Thursday in his Themes in Country Music class affectionately titled “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?”. If you are interested in pursuing graduate education at UA, consider joining us in American Studies and see

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The Department of American Studies congratulates alum Jeff Jones (M.A. 2020) on two significant recent awards.

UA’s Capstone Alliance and the LGBTQ Alumni Association have awarded Jeff the Elliot Jackson Jones Memorial Endowed Scholarship, which recognizes a UA student, at any level, who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to LGBTQ activism and improving the campus climate for diversity.  Jeff also received the Service Leadership Endowed Scholarship from UA’s Women and Gender Resource

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