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American Studies Now on Social Media

You can now find American Studies on two social media sites: Facebook and Twitter. Like the Facebook page "Department of American Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities" to get feeds from that site, or follow on Twitter @AmSt_UMN. You may also click on the icons in the department signature line to access these sites.

Please continue to send us news about your scholarship, teaching and interesting events to amstdy@umn.edu so that we can include that information in this Digest, the blog and our social media sites.

Matthew Basso wins Best Book Prize

MATTHEW BASSO, PhD 2002 has just won the Philip Taft Labor History Prize for the best book in labor and working-class history published in 2013 for his book "Meet Joe Copper: Masculinity and Race on Montana's World War II Home Front.

American Studies Senior Seminar Theses

THE AMERICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT is pleased to present the titles and summaries of the theses written in this year's senior seminar. We are proud of all the great work they have put into their scholarship.

David Noble Lecture

The 20th Annual David Noble Lecture will be featuring Avery Gordon. Her talk is titled "Running Away and Other Forms of Escape: Stories from the Hawthorne Archives." The David Noble Lecture will be held on Thursday, April 10th at 7:00pm in the Cowles Auditorium in the Hubert H. Humphrey School. See the attached flier for full details

DNL 2014 Flier.pdf

American Studies Assembly Meeting

American Studies Spring Assembly meeting will be held on Monday, February 17th from 3:30 - 5 pm in 105 Scott Hall (the Scott Hall Commons). All students and faculty are invited to attend. If you would like to suggest agenda items please email Colleen at henne020@umn.edu . We look forward to seeing you.

Kwame Holmes Lecture

Kwame Holmes, University of Colorado, presents "Fighting the Fascist Faggots:" Rev. Douglas Moore and the Perversity of Black Nationalist Politics in Washington, D.C. 1974-1979. This talk is part of the series, Black Studies and American Studies at the Crossroads, sponsored by the Departments of African American Studies & African Studies and American Studies. Click Kwame Holmes Lecture.pdf for more information.

Kale Fajardo Essay

Kale Fajardo has a new essay, "Queering and Transing the Great Lakes: Filipino/a Tomboy Masculinities and Manhoods across Waters" in a special issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (Volume 20, Number 1-2, 2014) called "Queering the Middle: Race, Region, and a Queer Midwest" edited by Martin F. Manalansan IV, Chantal Nadeau, Richard T. Rodríguez, and Siobhan B. Somerville. To read this essay click here.

Job Talk for Popular Culture Search: Elliott Powell

Job Talk in American Studies: Elliott Powell (PhD in American Studies, New York University), will deliver a job talk entitled, "Out On the Corner: Queerness, South Asianness, and the Sights and Sounds of Blackness of Miles Davis," on Tuesday, December 10th, 1:30 - 2 pm, in 125 Nolte. Here is the event flyer: Powell job talk.pdf

University of Minnesota American Studies Tenure-track Position in American Popular Culture

The Department of American Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the area of American popular culture to begin fall semester 2014 (25 August 2014).

AMST 8920 New Directions in Queer Studies

AMST 8920 SEC 002 "New Directions in Queer Studies" will be taught by Prof. Kale Fajardo this fall 2013 semester on Wednesdays from 1:25-3:30pm. Since the seminar addresses both US and international queer studies texts, the seminar also strives to develop comparative, postcolonial/decolonized, and transnational reading practices and analyses among seminar participants. Click here to view a course flier.

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