The Department of American Studies welcomes our new Interim Chair, Tom Wolfe. Tom teaches Jazz Studies in the Music Department and takes over from Dr. Lynne Adrian, who has been our Chair for the past ten years. We thank both of them for their service to the department. Dr. Edward Tang will be the upcoming
Congratulations to AMS Professor Michael Innis-Jiménez for being appointed distinguished lecturers of the Organization of American Historians. For more information, see the University of Alabama News Feed and the OAH distinguished lecturer webpage.
Congratulations to AMS and New College Professor Ellen Spears and AMS graduate Margaret Sasser (MA ’14), on the launching of the online resource for studying the Scottsboro Trials.
Congratulations to Dr. Mairin Odle for winning the Society of Early Americanists’ Best Essay Prize for 2016.
Congratulations to American Studies Professor Michael T. Woods on his award to Study Football in Cuba. Instructor Wins Award to Study Football in Cuba Posted on February 7, 2017 – Awards, Desktop News, For Faculty, News, Research, Teaching The University of Havana From the February 2017 Desktop News | Michael Wood, an instructor in the Department
Congratulations to American studies professor Mairin Odle on the publication of her article in Common-Place: The Journal of Early American Life. The article is titled “‘We Are All Savages’: Scalping and Survival in The Revenant.”
Congratulations to American Studies Professor Stacy Morgan for the upcoming release of his latest book, Frankie and Johnny: Race, Gender, and the Work of African American Folklore in 1930s America. The book, published by the University of Texas Press and now available for pre-order, Frankie and Johnny “presents a new argument for the centrality of African American folklore as a
The Department of American Studies congratulates Sylvio Lynch III (MA, 2014) of Richmond, VA for successfully completing his qualifying exams for a Ph.D. in American Studies at Bowling Green State University. We wish him all the best in his dissertation writing!