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Past & Upcoming Events

Spring 2016

April 14, Thursday, Rittenberg Lounge, Mather Hall, 4:30PM, "Picturing Frederick Douglass: The Nineteenth Century's Most Photographed American," John Stauffer (Professor of English, African American Studies, and American Studies, Harvard University).

Mar. 10, Thursday, 4:15PM, Washington Room, Mather Hall, "Strength from the Past--Endurance for the Future," Civil Rights activist Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., (Emory University and NSCLC). Co-sponsored by American Studies.

Feb. 24, Thursday, 4:30PM, Seabury Chapel (NC217), "Transmedial Drag: Cabaret Methods, Digital Platforms and Technologies of Fabulous," T. L. Cowan (The New School) and Jasmine Rault (The New School).

Feb. 16, Tuesday, Common Hour, "OMG! Look at Her Butt!! Self-Objectification, Memetic Culture, and Nicki Minaj's Anaconda Feminism, An Ann Plato Fellowhip Finalist Lecture by Aria S. Halliday (Ph.D. Candidate, American Studies, Purdue University).

Fall 2015

Nov. 5, Thursday, 4:30PM, Gallows Hall, On Mumia Abu-Jamal, A conversation with Johanna Fernandez (editor of Writing on the Wall: Selected Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal, 2015) moderated by Vijay Prishad (International Studies). Co-sponsored by American Studies.

Oct. 29, Thursday, 5:30-6:45PM, Reese Room, Smith House, Annual Jan Cohn Lecture--"Vivas to Those Who Have Failed: A Reading," Martin Espada, English (UMass Amherst).

Oct. 22, Thursday, 12:15-1:15PM, Rittenberg Lounge, "Open for Collaboration: Scholarship in the Age of Open Access," A CTL event with Jack Gieseking (American Studies), Jack Dougherty (Educational Studies), Charles Lebel (Language and Culture Studies), and Amy Harrell (Digital Projects Librarian).

Oct. 5, Monday, 12-1PM, Alumni Lounge, Mather Hall, ​"The Costs of War," Catherine Lutz (Anthropology and International Studies, Brown University). Co-Sponsored by American Studies.

Global History From Below (two events!):

Sept. 18, Friday, 4:30-6:45PM, Cinestudio, Ghosts of Amistad​, screening and filmmaker discussion w/Marcus Rediker (U of Pittsburgh).

 Sept. 18, Friday, 12:10-1:16 PM,  Washington Room, Mather Hall, "People's Poetry/People's History," Conversation and poetry with Martin Espada (UMass Amherst) and Marcus Rediker (U of Pittsburgh).

Spring 2015

April 21, Tuesday,12:15 PM,  70 Vernon Street, "Jewish Comics in the City," N.C. Christopher Couch, Visiting Professor of American Studies, Trinity College. Sponsored by the Center for Urban and Global Studies.

March 3, Tuesday, McCook Auditorium, "Lessons from the Struggle: Stokely Carmichael, SNCC, and the Black Power Movement," Peniel Joseph, Professor of History, Tufts University and author of Stokely: A Life (Basic Civitas Books, 2014). Co-sponsored with the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

February 12, Thursday, Rittenberg Lounge, Mather Hall, "Black Power Nostalgia: Night Catches Us, Angela's Mixtape, and the Currency of Blackness," Isaiah Wooden (expected 2015 PhD in Theater and Performance Studies, Stanford University), Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellow.

February 10, Tuesday, Rittenberg Lounge, Mather Hall: "Reweaving the Garment: Evangelical Christians and the Quest for Justice in Urban America," Stephanie Wolfe (expected 2015 PhD in Religious Studies, Northwestern University), currently a fellow at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, Washington University in St. Louis.

February 3, Tuesday, 4:30, Terrace Rooms B&C, Mather Hall: "The Carrot and the Stick: Food Stamps and the Expansion of the Post-Fordist Welfare State in the U.S.," Maggie Dickinson (PhD in Cultural Anthropology, Graduate Center, CUNY), Senior Instructional Technology Fellow, Macaulay Honors College, CUNY.

January 29, Thursday, 4:30, Reece Room, Smith House: "The Queer Archive: Public Humanities and the LGBTQ Archive," Jen Jack Gieseking (PhD in Enviromental Social Science, Graduate Center, CUNY), Postdoctoral Fellow, Bowdoin College.

Fall 2014

November 11, Tuesday, 4:30, Rittenberg Lounge, Mather Hall, Let's Talk Forum, "Black Americans in a System in Crisis," Margaret Kimberly, editor and columnist for Black Agenda Report. AMST is a sponsor of this event.

October 1, Senior Project Proposal Deadline!!

September 30, Tuesday, 4:30 PM, Reece Room, Smith House: American Studies Annual Jan Cohn Lecture, Ned Blackhawk, (Western Shoshone) Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University. "Native American Studies and the Question of Genocide." Reece Room, Smith House, Reception and book signing to follow.

September 23, Tuesday, 4:30 PM, Washington Room, Mather Hall: NYU Professor Pedro Noguera, "Education and Civil Rights in the 21st Century." American Studies is a co-sponsor of this event in celebration of Hispanic Heritage month.

September 16, Tuesday, 12:15-1:10 PM, Alumni Lounge, Mather: Welcome Back Reception! Stop by to meet the AMST faculty for your spring courses. Friendly conversation and lunch provided.