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
Bryan Jack, an alumnus (MA American Studies 1996), Associate Professor of Historical Studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and lives in St. Louis, MO. He recently wrote Southern History on Screen: Race and Rights 1976-2016 and is published by the University Press of Kentucky. https://www.kentuckypress.com/live/title_detail.php…
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
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,
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
Emily Tarvin published “YOU LOOK DISGUSTING: A Case Study of the YouTube Beauty Community,” in the Fall 2018 issue of Studies in Popular Culture. Emily is currently enrolled in the Texts and Technology doctoral program at the University of Central Florida and teaches a Cultural Studies course there.
Dr. Monica Muñoz Martinez (Brown University) will deliver this year’s Rose Gladney Lecture for Justice and Social Change on October 10, 2018 at 6 p.m. in room 205, Gorgas Library. Martinez is an Andrew Carnegie Fellow and cofounder of the nonprofit organization Refusing to Forget. Her book, The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas,