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.  

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.   Dr. Innis-Jimenez quoted in the Los Angeles Times about the aftermath of the Amazon union vote in Alabama:

Recipients of Louise B. Tate Memorial Endowed Scholarship 2020-2021

The Department of American Studies congratulates the following students who have received Louise B. Tate Memorial Endowed Scholarship and accompanying monetary support for their studies during the 2020-2021 academic year: Lucy Barrow, a senior from Gulf Breeze, FL who also has begun the department’s Accelerated Master’s Program Ian Bittner, a junior from Tuscaloosa, AL Allison

Undergraduate Alum Publishes Essay

Hannah Dillashaw, who earned a BA in American Studies and graduated in 2020, published an essay, “‘Ain’t Never Done Anything but Sing”: Understanding Betsy through Her Canary, in the Explicator. She first explored the topic in Dr. Hubbs’s class AMS 465: Fictions of American Identity.  

Congratulations to Riecher Denmark

Congratulations to Riecher Denmark, an MA student in American Studies, who published an essay, What Barn? The Dialectical Revolt of Sarah Penn in Freeman’s “Revolt of ‘Mother’,” which appears in the Explicator. Reicher first produced this work in Dr. Hubbs’s class, AMS 565: Fictions of American Identity. What Barn? The Dialectical Revolt of

AMS Alum and Team Finalists for Pulitzer Prize

AMS alumus, Andrew Beck Grace, along with Chip Brantley, Graham Smith, Nicole Beemsterboer, and Robert Little of NPR were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in Audio Reporting for their work on “White Lies.” This podcast examined a series of murders that occurred during the Civil Rights period.

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