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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Gladney Lecture 2017

October 13, 2017

Angela Pulley Hudson is this year’s speaker; she’ll be giving her talk, “Unsettling Histories of the South and the Nation” at 6 p.m. on Thursday the 19th in 205 Gorgas.  

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AMS Spring 2018 Courses

October 10, 2017


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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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Professor Innis-Jiménez named OAH Distinguished Lecturer

April 23, 2017

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.

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Scottsboro Trails Website Highlighted in Spring 2017 UA Alumni Magazine

April 18, 2017

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.    

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Mark your calendars! Upcoming “Picturing Queer Souths” lecture by Dr. John Howard, visiting professor, Alabama alumnus, and professor at King’s College London

February 16, 2017
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Congratulations to Sylvio Lynch III

November 8, 2016

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!

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Essay from AMS course published in literary journal

March 30, 2016

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:

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