Feb. 20, Thursday, 12:15PM, Gallows Hall, Scott Gac (Director of American Studies), "An Attempt to Reduce the Force: George Washington and the Origins of a Violent American State."
Feb. 11, Tuesday, 4:15-5:30PM, Gallows Hall, Christopher Perreira (UCSD, Department of Literature), "Manufacturing Prisoner-Patient Consent: Visualizing Race and Violence in the Medical Archive." Christopher Perreira (PhD Candidate, UCSD, Department of Literature) is a finalist for the
current tenure-track job opening in the American Studies Program. His talk
covers research in the colonial Hawaii, where indigenous subjects were transformed into medical victims of American empire.
Feb. 4, Tuesday, 4:30, Rittenberg Lounge, Craig Steven Wilder, MIT, "Ebony and Ivory: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of American Universities."
Feb. 3, Monday, 4:15-5:30PM, Rittenberg Lounge: "From Cane to Candy: Race, Empire, and the Cultural Politics of Sugar in the Twentieth Century." This talk tells one part of a larger book project that explores the story of sugar in the United States and its territories from
the Spanish American War through the 1930s. Here sugar is used as a way to explore
the comparative politics of empire and ethnicity to
show how the racial logic of empire was encoded through the practices of
30, Thursday, 4:15-5:30PM, Rittenberg Lounge: Christina Heatherton, "University
of Radicalism: Leavenworth Penitentiary and Global Revolts Against Empire,
Heatherton (PhD, USC, American Studies and Ethnicity) is a finalist for the
current tenure-track job opening in the American Studies Program. Her talk
covers the new security infrastructure created in the U.S. during World War I and the radical responses it provoked.
Jan. 29, Wednesday, 7 PM, Washington Room: Tim Wise, "Between Barack Obama and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama." Trinity's opening event for Black History Month! Co-sponsored by AMST.
28, Tuesday, 4:00-5PM, Terrace Room C: Ann Plato Lecture, Luciana Brito,
“American Views on Slavery, Abolition, and Race Relations in Nineteenth-Century
Brito is a finalist for the Ann Plato Fellowship at Trinity College and, if
successful, will offer courses for both the History Department and American Studies
Program in 2014-15.
December 5, 2013, 7 PM, McCook Auditorium, Inequality for All--
documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he
raises awareness of about the dramatic realities of U.S. inequality
through powerful graphics, memorable examples, and self-effacing humor. Co-sponsored with Sociology.
November 12, 2013, Tuesday, 5 PM, Rittenberg Lounge in Mather: Annual Jan Cohn Lecture, Walter Johnson, Harvard University. "The Carceral Landscape: Fields, Forests, Swamps, Horses, Dogs, and Birds." This is the singular AMST event of the year. Book signing and reception to follow. Don't miss out! (Carceral refers to jail or imprisonment, think incarceration.)
November 6, 2013, Wednesday, 4:15-6 PM, Alumni Lounge, Mather: Welcome Back Reception! Stop by to meet the AMST faculty for your spring courses. Friendly conversation and light snacks provided.
October 23, 2013, Wednesday: Lunch and Talk with Megan Katz Nelson, author of Ruin Nation: Destruction and the American Civil War. Reese Room, Smith House. Part I, The Environment--12:15-1:00. Part II, The Civil War--1:00-2:45. Come for one session....or for
both! Co-sponsored with History.