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. https://www.pulitzer.org/finalists/andrew-beck-grace-chip-brantley-graham-smith-nicole-beemsterboer-and-robert-little-npr
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
Dr. Jeff Melton, an expert on travel writing, discusses the significance of Mark Twain’s bestselling book, The Innocents Abroad (1869), on the 150th anniversary of its publication. https://marktwainstudies.com/an-ode-to-the-innocents-abroad/
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
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 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.
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.
Congratulations to Athena F. Richardson, a second-year Masters student and Graduate Teaching Assistant, for winning the Elizabeth Meese Memorial Award in Feminist Theory. The honor came from the 2018 Annual Paper Competition sponsored by the Department of Gender and Race Studies. Athena’s paper is titled “There Is a Balm: Performance, Voyeurism, and Public History through