Faculty

Dr. Weisbard on panel, “Family Meal – Soundtrack to Creativity: Refiguring American Music Authors”

Dr. Weisbard was part of a panel discussion, “Family Meal – Soundtrack to Creativity: Refiguring American Music Authors,” sponsored by UCLA’s Herb Albert School of Music, on April 29, 2021. The event featured authors from the Duke University Press book series, Refiguring American Music.   https://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/event/family-meal-soundtrack-to-creativity-refiguring-american-music-authors/  

Dr. Innis-Jimenez is quoted in international papers

Dr. Mike Innis-Jimenez is quoted in two international papers, the Manila Standard (Philippines) and Yahoo! Actualities (France) about the fight in Alabama over establishing the first Amazon labor union. https://manilastandard.net/business/biz-plus/350616/alabama-could-be-home-to-amazon-s-first-union-in-us.html https://fr.news.yahoo.com/premier-syndicat-amazon-am%C3%A9ricain-pourrait-032155426.html   Dr. Innis-Jimenez quoted in the Los Angeles Times about the aftermath of the Amazon union vote in Alabama: https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2021-04-09/amazon-union-workers-alabama-vote-loss

Two Promoted AMS Faculty

Congratulations to Dr. Mike Innis-Jimenez and Dr. Jeff Melton on their promotions to Full Professor!  Dr. Innis-Jimenez joined the department in 2008 and specializes in Latinx Studies. His well-regarded work looks at the intersections among immigration, labor, and urban studies. He is also the department’s Director of Graduate Studies. Dr. Melton has been with the

Dr. Tang’s Letter to American Studies community

Dear AMS community, As Department Chair, I wanted to share with you what we’ve been up to since the University of Alabama closed its campus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting this Monday, March 30, 2020, the university will offer alternative modes of instruction. Faculty members in the AMS Department spent Spring Break putting

Dr. Melton an expert on travel writing

Dr. Jeff Melton, an expert on travel writing, discusses the significance of Mark Twain’s bestselling book, The Innocents Abroad (1869), on the 150th anniversary of its publication.   https://marktwainstudies.com/an-ode-to-the-innocents-abroad/

Congratulations to Dr. Odle

Congratulations to Dr. Mairin Odle for being selected for a summer residency at the prestigious National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Dr. Odle will spend the summer completing her book manuscript on body markings (tattooing, scalping) in early America. UA Professors Selected For Prestigious NHC Summer Residency