Dr. Innis-Jimenez is quoted in international papers

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 https://fr.news.yahoo.com/premier-syndicat-amazon-am%C3%A9ricain-pourrait-032155426.html   Dr. Innis-Jimenez quoted in the Los Angeles Times about the aftermath of the Amazon union vote in Alabama: https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2021-04-09/amazon-union-workers-alabama-vote-loss

Congratulations to Riecher Denmark

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 the Explicator. Reicher first produced this work in Dr. Hubbs’s class, AMS 565: Fictions of American Identity.   https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00144940.2020.1820932 What Barn? The Dialectical Revolt of

Dr. Edward Tang attends Yale University symposium on Japanese American and Japanese Brazilian art and literature.

Dr. Edward Tang was invited to participate in the symposium “Japanese American, Japanese Brazilian: The Art and Literature of Transnational Belonging,” hosted by Yale University’s Council on East Asian Studies on Feb. 21-22, 2020. The symposium gathered scholars, museum curators, and artists from the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Japan to discuss mid-century cultural forms

Dr. Weisbard quoted in Variety on the passing of music journalist Nick Tosches

In his upcoming book “Songbooks: The Literature of American Popular Music,” writer Eric Weisbard talks about Tosches’ impact on rock writing, and the many cultural touchstones and detours he brought to his musical history lessons. “In the chapter ‘Orpheus, Gypsies, and Redneck Rock ‘n’ Roll,’” Weisbard writes, “Tosches invented what Greil Marcus — formally, an

Dr. Innis-Jimenez: “Migrations: Encounters, Dignity, and Human Rights”

Dr. Michael Innis-Jimenez is the keynote speaker at the Latin American and Latino Studies Symposium, “Migrations: Encounters, Dignity, and Human Rights” at the University of Arkansas. The title of his Oct. 9 talk is “Migrations Then and Now: Understanding Anti-Mexican Rhetoric in Times of Economic Crisis.” https://news.uark.edu/articles/50172/latin-american-and-latino-studies-program-hosts-day-long-research-symposium-oct-9    

Dr. Morgan talks “Black Panther” on WVUA News


2018 Legacy Award

American Studies Department would like to congratulate Dr. Ellen Spears for being the recipient of the 2018 Legacy Award. UA Student, Instructor to be Honored at Realizing the Dream Banquet

Essay from AMS course published in literary journal

Congratulations to Mollie Beth Wallace, whose essay from Dr. Hubbs’s spring 2015 Fictions of American Identity course was published in the most recent issue of The Explicator.   Check out Mollie Beth’s essay here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00144940.2015.1133556