Faculty

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    

New Book by AMS Faculty

Dr. Edward Tang has a new book out, From Confinement to Containment: Japanese/American Arts during the Early Cold War. It examines the lives and works of four Japanese and Japanese American figures – a novelist, a film star, a painter, and a children’s author – from the World War II era to the onset of the

Our New AMS Instructor

The Department of American Studies welcomes its newest member, Dr. Jack Carey.  He comes to us from the University of Mississippi, where he received his PhD, with a specialization in the intellectual and cultural history of the U.S. South.  Dr. Carey will be teaching sections of Intro to Southern Studies and Intro to Western Studies,

AMS Faculty Wins Book Award

The AMS Department congratulates Dr. Stacy Morgan for winning the 2018 Wayland D. Hand Prize for Outstanding Book in Folklore and History for his monograph Frankie and Johnny: Race, Gender, and the Work of African American Folklore in 1930s America (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2017). In the words of the Award Committee, “This book

Our New Department Chair, Dr. Edward Tang

Dr. Tang begins his term as Department Chair this Fall.  He has taught at the Capstone for 20 years, from graduate students in the Research Colloquium to the general undergraduate population in AMS 151: World, Nation, Regions.  Dr. Tang specializes in the long nineteenth century and the Cold War.  He looks forward to helping the

Dr. Odle on Teaching Writing

Dr. Mairin Odle, our specialist in Native American Studies, talks about how she teaches writing by writing alongside her students and sharing her work with them. Guest Post: Writing Alongside Your Students

Dr. Weisbard appears in Rolling Stone magazine

In Rolling Stone magazine, Dr. Eric Weisbard sheds important light on Top 40 radio and its relationship to rap music. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/radio-business-white-rappers-w519513