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,
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
Lily Hoyle, a 12-year-old from Mobile, AL, created a short documentary about the 1981 lynching of 19-year-old Michael Donald, “The Lynching That Brought Down the Klan in Alabama.” An AMS alumnus, Derek Barry, now an American Studies teacher at the Alabama School of Math and Science, appears as a guest commentator in the film. https://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2018/07/alabama_12-year-olds_lynching.html
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
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
The American Studies Department congratulates Sarah Asseff, Mollie Gillis, and J.C. Godin, who were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest academic honor society in the United States, on Friday, May 4.