Dr. Weisbard appears in Rolling Stone magazine

June 1, 2018

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  

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AMS Alum Savannah Harper Publishes in The Explicator

April 27, 2018

The American Studies Department is pleased to congratulate Savannah Harper, whose essay “Greenery as a Symbol of Immigrant Hardship and Vulnerability in Gish Jen’s Typical American” appears in the latest issue of The Explicator, a scholarly journal focused on text-based criticism. Savannah, who earned her AMS degree from UA in 2016, wrote the paper for…Read More

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Elizabeth Meese Memorial Award in Feminist Theory

March 5, 2018

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…Read More

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New Article Published by AMS professor Michael Innis-Jiménez

February 27, 2018

Congratulations to AMS Associate Professor Michael Innis-Jiménez on the publication of his article, “Mexican Chicago’s Colonia Hull House: Food, Tourism, and Belonging in the 1930s” in the latest edition of Global Food History!

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The UA College of Arts & Sciences and the Paul R. Jones Lecture Series

February 20, 2018
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Dr. Green discusses slavery and the Gorgas House

February 19, 2018


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Dr. Morgan talks “Black Panther” on WVUA News

February 19, 2018


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2018 Legacy Award

January 18, 2018

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

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Southern Studies at the UA Department of American Studies is Alive and Well

November 21, 2017

Please see the letter below by Professor Stacy Morgan. It was submitted to the Crimson White newspaper in response to the Nov. 15 article by Christina Ausley, “Popular southern studies course faces uncertain future.” To the Editors, I am writing in response to the November 15 Crimson White article by Christina Ausley entitled “Popular

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Welcome to American Studies

August 23, 2017

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…Read More

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