In September 2021, an article by Dr. Hubbs called “Untranslatable Creole: Language Suppression, Racial Segregation, and Louisiana Local Color Fiction” was published as part of a special issue of American Quarterly focusing on
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.
Dr. Innis-Jimenez participated on the roundtable, “How to Get Published: Writing Your First Book,” sponsored by the Latino Center, Smithsonian Institute, on April 30, 2021. Dr. Innis-Jimenez is the editor
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. https://manilastandard.net/business/biz-plus/350616/alabama-could-be-home-to-amazon-s-first-union-in-us.html
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:
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.
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
Dr. Eric Weisbard hosts the Popular Music Books in Process Series, which interviews writers on their recently published books or those that are in progress: http://iaspm-us.net/journal-of-popular-music-studies/books-in-process-series/
Music Journalism Insider interviews Dr. Eric Weisbard on what he does and how he got to where he is as a scholar of American popular music: https://musicjournalism.substack.com/p/eric-weisbard-interview?fbclid=IwAR3akHL7EslR4s78R-BOwMcLovAaEiCAEuIosCr67fHNN1glRXtKELylGsw
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